Business Law Abbotsford - We counsel clients in all aspects of antitrust litigation and competition regulation during business mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. Such transactions are under constant scrutiny by government regulators. Our knowledgeable business law counsel assists companies to stay true to their core objectives while keeping within regulations.
Among our clients are both national and international businesses, whom we represented nationally before the Competition Bureau, in the courts and in the Competition Tribunal, and internationally before several competition review authorities. Professional counsel is provided on a wide range of antitrust matters: international cartel prosecutions, complex merger transactions, and predatory practices involving pricing, marketing, and distribution. 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 clients and have dealt with both criminal and civil issues.
Merger reviews have been a major focus of regulatory authorities both abroad and here. A lot of the clients which retain our services, ask us to help coordinate pre-merger strategy and conduct pre-merger notification of transactions across jurisdictions. We work regularly along with competition counsel across the world, enabling us to lead negotiations and advocate competition problems successfully on behalf of clients whose interests cross several jurisdictions.
We often provide clients with regular advice regarding business transactions to be able to prevent antitrust allegations. We offer a multi-disciplinary team of experts to design compliance programs and workable solutions in order to lessen the risk of our clients facing anti-competitive behavior matters. Business practices and regulatory compliance concerns are more and more coming under criminal and quasi-criminal investigation by competition regulators. We act on behalf of clients in the subsequent types of disputes involving relationships with customers and competitors: pricing policy matters like price fixing; minimum advertised pricing programs; promotional rebates and allowances; suggested retail prices. We have knowledge in marketing and distribution disputes involving exclusive relationships, abuse of dominance and territorial restrictions. A lot of these problems have sparked a significant increase in class litigation. Our litigators have a wide range of knowledge in class action litigation.
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