Regulatory law and policy is part of every category of local, provincial and federal governmental activity. This, in turn, has day-to-day implications for businesses and individuals alike. Substantive and procedural laws, regulations, rules and policies change frequently.
Our regulatory law practitioners have broad experience across many regulated sectors. Our lawyers have detailed knowledge of the regulatory and public policy issues relevant to each sector, plus the organizational and advocacy skills required to assist clients deal with all levels of government to resolve regulatory issues.
We represent clients in all aspects of regulatory issues. This includes businesses and individuals, applicants and interveners before a wide variety of regulatory authorities. The nature of our clients depends on the regulated sector.
In addition to providing regulatory services in the sectors referred to above, our lawyers assist clients in the following regulated sectors:
- Communications and Telecommunications
- Competition / Antitrust
- Customs and Anti-dumping
- Hospitality Licensing
- Privacy and Information Protection
We provide complete advisory and representational services to achieve successful regulatory applications, compliance, risk management and governance in every regulated industry and enterprise. Our team members know all applicable policy, bylaw, rule and procedural provisions that relate to a regulatory application and are constantly informed of legislative changes.
Our Regulatory Group prepares rate and tariff applications, readies land-use applications, represents clients in a wide variety of regulatory approval proceedings and works with the firm’s litigators on appeals and judicial review applications.
We assist clients with compliance with foreign regulatory enactments (with a particular emphasis on the regulatory requirements of the United States and administrative law requirements of the European Union) that relate to their activities and have established relationships with foreign legal professions to provide seamless and all-inclusive advice to international regulatory issues.