Kim D.G. Alexander-Cook

Partner

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Email: kalexander-cook@nnovation.com

Toronto Office
Telephone: 647.729.1292
Facsimile: 888.314.5997

Ottawa Office
Telephone: 613.656.1292
Facsimile: 888.314.5997

Mr. Alexander-Cook is an accomplished commercial, regulatory and administrative law lawyer. Practising for more than a decade as a leading specialist in one of Canada’s pre-eminent corporate law firms, Mr. Alexander-Cook has honed his counselling, negotiation and litigation experience with a particular focus on the following:

  • Advising on all manner of business practices, especially general commercial contracting, marketing, advertising, promotional and other competitive conduct, regulated product compliance, cross-border issues and intellectual property licensing
  • Handling related enforcement and litigation matters, including complaints by and against clients before various authorities, such as the Competition Bureau, Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Advertising Standards Canada, the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board, provincial consumer protection authorities and the courts
  • Managing (or avoiding) product recalls of foods, drugs, medical devices, chemicals, electrical products and children’s products
  • Counselling on all aspects of competition, foreign investment and other regulatory review of mergers in many industries, including agricultural products, consumer packaged goods, energy, financial services, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals and retailing
  • Litigating trade matters before the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal, representing both foreign and domestic parties

Please review Representative Work for further information about Mr. Alexander-Cook’s practice activities

Involvements
Mr. Alexander-Cook speaks and writes frequently and is an active member in the American Bar Association Business Law Section and Section of Antitrust Law. Mr. Alexander-Cook is the current Chair, Marketing Practices of the Canadian Bar Association National Competition Section.

Recent Speaking Engagements
Jan. 2011 — Conference Panel Speaker, Canadian Institute 17th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference

Dec. 2010  Speaker, CBA National Competition Law Section, Marketing Practices and Young Lawyers: “The Possible, the Permissible and the Advisable — Rendering Valued Advice in Marketing Practices” (Panel on Marketing Practices)

April 2010  Conference Panel Speaker, Advertising & Marketing Law and Compliance for Financial Institutions (The Canadian Institute): “Ensuring Compliance Online: Implementing Internet, Social Media and Email Advertising Regulations”

Sept. 2009  Expert Witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Trade and Commerce concerning Bill C-27 (Electronic Commerce Protection Act)

Sept. 2009  Conference Panel Speaker, CBA National Competition Law Section Fall Conference: “Little White Lies and Indictable Offences” (Expert Panel on Marketing Practices)

May 2009  “Economic Analysis and Merger Review in Canada,” a seminar provided to the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China delegation

2009-2010  Numerous marketing practices, regulated products and competition law compliance seminars

Recent Publications
Fall 2010  “Misleading Advertising, Deceptive Telemarketing and Multi-level Marketing” and “Distribution and Pricing Practices”, Chapters 4 and 5 in Competition Act & Commentary – 10th Edition (LexisNexis Canada)

May 2009  “Advertising, Competition and Restraint of Trade,” Chapter 5 in Canadian Legal Practice – A Guide for the 21st Century (LexisNexis Canada)

Oct. 2009  “Bureau Guidelines on Consumer Rebate Promotions” in The Competitor

2008-2010  Authoring various public consultation submissions concerning proposed federal legislative amendments and policy guidance

Further Activities
Other engagements include a special seminar on Canadian competition law and trade remedies law for senior competition and trade personnel at the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing and a presentation on intellectual property licensing and competition issues at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2000

Queen’s University
LL.B., 1998
M.A. (Economics)
B.Sc. Honours (Life Sciences)