I offer a wide range of strategic and efficient competition/antitrust law, compliance, education and policy services for companies, associations, individuals and government agencies. I offer competition and foreign investment law services in relation to the merger, conspiracy (cartel), bid-rigging, abuse of dominance (monopoly), misleading advertising, promotional contest, deceptive marketing, price maintenance and other provisions of the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.
My academic services include: competition law compliance programs and policies; academic, position and policy papers; submissions on proposed guidelines and legislative changes; competition law educational materials; and competition and foreign investment law consulting.
My advertising law services include advice in relation to: anti-spam legislation (CASL); Competition Bureau complaints; “general” misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act; Internet and new media advertising and marketing; promotional contests (sweepstakes); and sales and promotions.
My association related services include: trade association competition law compliance programs; competition law compliance seminars and talks for association executives; audits and compliance reviews of trade association activities; advice on the application of the amended Competition Act; vetting trade association meetings, conventions and communications; reviewing association rules, bylaws, policies and voluntary codes; general competition law and compliance advice; and assisting associations with marketplace and competitor issues.
My bid-rigging law services include: advice on the application and scope of the criminal bid-rigging provisions of the Competition Act; bid and tender documentation; filing Competition Bureau complaints; compliance programs and policies; seminars and talks for associations and industry groups; and strategies to detect bid-rigging.
My investigation related services include: advice in relation to criminal and civil searches; criminal investigations and inquiries; compulsory production orders (section 11 orders); Competition Bureau’s Immunity and Leniency Programs; search and seizure guidelines; and document retention programs and litigation hold policies.
My competition law compliance services include: competition law compliance programs and policies; competition law seminars for companies, trade associations and other organizations; competition law talks and “lunch and learns” for companies and law firms; guidelines for board meetings, conferences and other meetings; and document retention programs.
I often work with litigation counsel in relation to regulatory, criminal and commercial litigation matters. My counsel may involve advising clients of their rights or defences in regulatory investigations, options and strategies for using competition, advertising or other laws for litigation or working to negotiate settlements or resolve disputes.
COMPETITION LAW SEARCHES
My competition law search and seizure services include: advice in relation to competition law searches; advice in relation to compulsory production orders; preparation of search and seizure guidelines; and document retention programs.
My services for competitor collaborations include: advice on the application of the criminal conspiracy and civil agreements provisions of the Competition Act to commercial activities; structuring agreements and joint ventures to comply with the Competition Act; competition law compliance programs for companies and trade associations; guidelines for meetings, information exchanges and benchmarking projects; application of the Competition Bureau’s Immunity and Leniency Programs; and applications for binding advisory opinions.
REFUSALS TO DEAL
My refusal to deal related services include: advice on the application of the Competition Act to refusals to deal; tort, contract and other legal causes of action for refusals to deal; preparation and filing Competition Bureau complaints; private civil action remedies and strategies for terminations of supply; issues in relation to supply and distribution agreements; and structuring terminations of supply to minimize risk to suppliers and distributors.
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