Business Law Waterloo - We counsel clients in all aspects of competition regulation and antitrust litigation during company restructurings, mergers, and acquisitions. Such transactions are under constant scrutiny by government regulators. Our skilled business law counsel helps companies 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 given on various antitrust issues: international cartel prosecutions, complex merger transactions, and predatory practices involving distribution, pricing and marketing. Our practice is diverse, involving representation of manufacturers, distributors, international and national corporations, and company officers and directors involved in the energy, financial, electronics, pipeline, telecommunications, and textile sectors. We have secured negotiated resolutions together with the Competition Bureau for our client√?¬®le and have handled both civil and criminal issues.
Merger reviews have been a major focus of regulatory authorities both here and abroad. A lot of the clients that retain our services, ask us to help conduct pre-merger notification of transactions and coordinate pre-merger strategy across jurisdictions. We work often along with competition counsel all over the globe, enabling us to lead negotiations and advocate competition problems effectively on behalf of clients whose interests cross several jurisdictions.
To be able to avoid antitrust allegations, we regularly provide clients with routine suggestion. Our teams of professionals provide multi-disciplinary advice and service by crafting workable solutions and compliance programs. These would help reduce the risk of our clients facing anti-competitive behavior problems. Business practices and regulatory compliance issues are increasingly coming under quasi-criminal and criminal investigation by competition regulators. We act on behalf of clients in the following types of disputes involving relationships with competitors and customers: pricing policy issues like minimum advertised pricing programs; price fixing; suggested resale prices; promotional rebates and allowances. We have skill in distribution and marketing disputes involving territorial restrictions, exclusive relationships, and abuse of dominance. A lot of these issues have sparked a substantial increase in class litigation. Our litigators have a wide range of knowledge in class action litigation.
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