Business Law Westbank - We counsel clients in all aspects of antitrust litigation and competition regulation during business restructurings, mergers, and acquisitions. Such transactions are under constant scrutiny by government regulators. Our knowledgeable business law counsel assists businesses to stay true to their core objectives while keeping within regulations.
We represent various international and domestic clients, representing them nationally before the Competition Bureau, in the Competition Tribunal, in all levels of the courts, and internationally before various competition review authorities. Expert counsel is provided on various antitrust matters: international cartel prosecutions, complex merger transactions, and predatory practices involving marketing, distribution and pricing. Our practice is varied, involving representation of manufacturers, distributors, national and international corporations, and company directors and officers involved in the electronics, energy, financial, textile, pipeline and telecommunications sectors. We have secured negotiated resolutions with the Competition Bureau for our clientèle and have dealt with both civil and criminal issues.
Regulatory authorities abroad and here have been making merger review a major focus. Clients retain us to conduct pre-merger notification of transactions and to coordinate pre-merger strategy across jurisdictions. We work frequently together with competition counsel all over the globe, allowing us to lead negotiations and advocate competition problems effectively on behalf of clients whose interests cross several jurisdictions.
We frequently provide clients with routine suggestion regarding business transactions in order to prevent antitrust allegations. We provide a multi-disciplinary team of experts to design compliance programs and workable solutions so as to decrease the risk of our clients facing anti-competitive behavior matters. Regulatory compliance concerns and business practices are more and more coming under criminal and quasi-criminal investigation by competition regulators. We act on behalf of clients in the subsequent kinds of disputes involving relationships with competitors and customers: pricing policy issues such as price fixing; minimum advertised pricing programs; promotional allowances and rebates; suggested retail prices. We have knowledge in distribution and marketing disputes involving exclusive relationships, abuse of dominance and territorial restrictions. Many of these issues have sparked a significant increase in class litigation. Our litigators have a wide range of experience in class action litigation.
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