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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Canada’s new Anti-Spam legislation, commonly known as “CASL”, establishes an “opt-in” regime by making it presumptively unlawful to send a commercial electronic message (CEM), unless the recipient has consented to receive it, and the sender includes certain information and an unsubscribe mechanism. CASL applies to anyone who uses email for any commercial purpose. Violators face heavy sanctions, including fines up to $10 million, and private damages actions. Most of CASL’s provisions come into force on July 1, 2014. Full article

Deterrence main objective behind three year corruption sentence

Deterrence and denunciation of bribery of foreign public officials were at the fore as a judge sentenced Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar to three years in jail for agreeing to offer [...] Full article

Criminal Investigations and Cross Border Litigation Not A Bar to US Depositions

The Superior Court of Ontario recently granted an application for the enforcement of letters rogatory to take evidence of, and compel the production of documents by, two non- party Ontario residents in a consolidated multidistrict class action in the US. The Court held that the conditions for enforcement were met and, importantly, rejected the arguments of the Respondents to the application that permitting the examinations would violate the respondent’s rights against self-incrimination.... Full article

US Obtains First Ever Extradition from Canada on Antitrust Charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett will be extradited to the US face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges, the BC Court of Appeal held recently. The charges stem from a bid [...] Full article

The Ebooks Saga: Kobo’s challenge explained

Ebook retailer Kobo is challenging a settlement entered into by the Competition Bureau with ebook publishers. The settlement has been stayed pending this challenge. Kobo’s challenge may have major implications [...] Full article


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Donald S. Affleck, Q.C.

Donald S. Affleck, Q.C.

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Don, a certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, is widely recognized as one of Canada's foremost competition law practitioners.

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    Michael Binetti

    Michael Binetti

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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    Michelle E. Booth

    Michelle E. Booth

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Michelle's skills and practice expertise extend to commercial litigation, civil litigation, class actions, and employment, administrative and competition law.

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    Fiona Campbell

    Fiona Campbell

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Fiona brings strong legal research and writing skills in the areas of commercial litigation, securities and insurance law.

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    Kenneth A. Dekker

    Kenneth A. Dekker

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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    The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

    The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project; David is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He has engaged in business activities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as Australia, China, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Barbados, to name but a few.

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    Matthew Gibson

    Matthew Gibson

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Matthew Gibson is a valued addition to the AGM team with his hands-on experience in the litigation arena. Matthew's practice focus is commercial and civil litigation, administrative law and employment law.

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    Meredith Hayward

    Meredith Hayward

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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    Masiel A. Matus

    Masiel A. Matus

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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    W. Michael G. Osborne

    W. Michael G. Osborne

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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    Kyle J. Peterson

    Kyle J. Peterson

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes.

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    Christopher Somerville

    Christopher Somerville

    Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

    Chris Somerville demonstrates broad-ranging skills and knowledge in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, securities and employment law.

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