Commercial Agreements & Competition Strategies

Commercial Agreements

We have extensive experience across numerous industries developing, negotiating and finalizing all manner of business agreements and business policies, including:

  • Customer, supplier, distributor, dealer, re-seller and agency contracts
  • Single and multi-purpose joint venture agreements and co-promotion agreements
  • Technology development, outsourcing and services agreements, and licensing arrangements
  • Copyright, trade-mark, patent and trade secret assignments and license agreements
  • Clinical trial and medical research/education funding agreements
  • Commercial memoranda of understanding and letters of intent
  • Asset and share purchase agreements and asset leasing agreements
  • Confidentiality / non-disclosure and information segregation agreements
  • Procedures and policies for
    product recalls, transportation and shipping compliance, drug and health product communications

Competition Strategies

We offer leading expertise in competition, business practices and consumer protection laws. Our lawyers routinely advise and represent clients facing the significant compliance risks and competitive opportunities that arise in relation to these laws, including:

  • Reviewable Conduct
    Advising on proposed or actual refusals to deal, terminations of supply, tied selling, exclusive dealing, price maintenance, below-cost pricing and other market conduct, and advancing and defending complaints in respect of such conduct at the Competition Bureau
  • Consumer Protection
    Counseling compliance with provincial business practices and consumer protection statutes, including with respect to and before provincial consumer protection and other regulatory authorities

 

  • Horizontal Arrangements
    Counseling on the competition law risks under agreements between actual or potential competitors, including exclusivity arrangements, information sharing agreements, joint ventures and standard setting
  • Mergers
    Advising companies and foreign counsel on all aspects of Canadian merger reviews, including in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and transactions requiring Canada-specific divestitures or other remedies