I offer business and individual clients efficient and strategic advice in relation to competition/antitrust law, advertising, white-collar crime, Internet and new media law, as well as consulting and advisory services for mergers and Canadian foreign investment laws. I also offer competition and regulatory law compliance, education and policy services to companies, trade and professional associations and government agencies.
I have significant experience counseling clients on the application of Canadian competition and regulatory laws and have worked on hundreds of domestic and cross-border competition, advertising and marketing, promotional contest (sweepstakes), conspiracy (cartel), abuse of dominance, compliance, refusal to deal, pricing and distribution, Investment Canada Act and merger matters.
My practice experience includes business law firms in Toronto (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg), Vancouver (Lang Michener, now McMillan) and London (Linklaters) and serving as in-house competition counsel for The Canadian Real Estate Association in Ottawa, one of Canada’s largest trade associations.
I am an adjunct professor of competition law at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, have published widely in the competition and regulatory law areas and frequently speak at conferences and industry events. My publications include: The Competition Law Guide for Trade Associations in Canada (Carswell) and Competition Law and REALTORS®: What You Say and Do Matters (Alliance for Canadian Real Estate Education and The Canadian Real Estate Association).
Recent representative matters include acting on domestic and cross-border cartel cases (price-fixing investigations) and competition law related private actions, competition compliance and educational services for trade and professional associations, advertising and marketing law advice for Canadian and international companies (including several of the world’s largest consumer products companies), advertising advice for a European government and legal and strategic advice in relation to the BHP/Potash, TMX/Maple and Viterra/Glencore mergers for U.S. and European hedge funds.
I commonly work with litigation and other specialist counsel, researchers and other experts to provide efficient, attentive and strategic advice to my clients. For more information about my services and experience, please visit the links below or contact me to schedule a consultation.
B.A. – University of Toronto
M.A. – University of Toronto
LL.B. – Dalhousie University
STEVE SZENTESI LAW CORPORATION
Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
1500 – 885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 3E8
800 – 2 St. Clair Avenue East
Canada M4T 2T5
Toll free (Canada & U.S.): 1.855.867.5558
Industries in which I have experience providing competition/antitrust, advertising, trade, litigation and corporate/commercial law advice include:
Agriculture, airlines, architectural woodworking, architects, associations, broadcasting, cat food, cement, computers, computer hardware, construction materials, copper mining, defence procurement, diamonds, digital media, direct marketing, dog food, energy, financial services, float plane airlines, floor plan finance, forestry, gaming, gem polishing, gold mining, grain elevators, hedge funds, insurance, labour unions, LCD monitors, manufacturing, media, mining, news wire services, online contests, online gaming, online search engine ranking, outfitting and hunting expeditions, pet food, pharmacies, port terminal grain handling facilities, potash, printing, rail, real estate, real estate self-storage, real estate boards, real estate services, residential home construction, retail, retail books, roofing shingles, satellite communications, silver mining, social media, software, stock exchange services, telecommunications, telemarketing, theatre exhibition and film distribution, tires, tourism, trade associations, trailer leasing, transportation, upstream oil and gas, and vitamins.