Recent Work
  • Simpson Strong-Tie, in an expiry review of Certain Fasteners before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, successfully requesting an exclusion from duties for the heavy-duty Titen HD concrete screws imported by the client.
  • Nordion Inc., in its acquisition by Sterigenics International LLC, subject to the enactment of amendments to the Nordion Act pursuant to which foreign ownership restrictions applicable to Nordion will no longer apply to a change of control transaction with a ""non-resident"" if such a transaction is approved under the Investment Canada Act.
  • Multinational corporations in consumer products, energy commodities, footwear, textile, and other industries, as well as trading companies, refiners and investment bankers, with respect to Canadian customs compliance, trade laws, import/export controls, fuel tax, indirect tax, and federal regulations. This work includes advising clients with respect to NAFTA compliance, valuation issues, tariff classification and setting up compliance policies.
  • Large Canadian and international corporations, in connection with customs and NAFTA audits and appeals regarding importations into Canada of various goods, including filing related corrections with the Canadian authorities.
  • Canadian natural resources, pharmaceutical and aerospace companies, in advising on anti-corruption practices. This includes assisting with internal investigations, advising as to successor liability and parent-company liability in the corruption context, advising as to potential individual exposure, advising as to ways to mitigate risk involved in certain payments to foreign governments or agents acting on behalf of the client in foreign countries, presenting corruption compliance training and advising as to implications for clients of convictions under the federal government’s Integrity Regime.
  • International clients, in advising on commodity tax law in connection with the purchase and export of aircraft from Canada.
  • Major clients, in connection with the operation of duty-free shops in Canada and the importation of alcohol and tobacco into Canada.