Administrative and public law
Clients rely on our ability to advise them on the federal and/or provincial regulatory regimes governing the activities of businesses of Canada. Our expertise stems from our broad experience and practical knowledge in a wide range of business sectors—many of which have overlapping regulatory and administrative law issues and concerns including utilities, financial institutions, life sciences, transportation and energy—and in our ability to address these business issues comprehensively using our extensive resources in litigation, employment and labour, intellectual property and business law.
We provide representation before courts and tribunals including: the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, provincial courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Information Commissioner, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the Competition Tribunal amongst others.
Our expertise extends to all of the firm’s areas of expertise including privacy, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cleantech, competition, crown liability, international trade, telecommunications, pensions, technology, corporate finance and securities, and recall and crisis management.
We offer you
- Broad ranging advice and representation in business activities and sectors regulated under Canadian law
- Supreme Court of Canada agency representation
- Advice on new entrants in regulated fields
- Solutions to regulatory issues arising between clients and organizations, such as administrative boards, commissions, tribunals, professional associations, and their disciplinary committees
- Help on matters relating to public tendering including negotiation and litigation
- Facilitation of successful relationships between clients and their regulatory authority
- Services across a wide variety of industries and areas of expertise