McCarthy Tétrault partner Dominic Thérien is appointed Assistant Deputy Commissioner to the Competition Bureau
July 7, 2011
Montréal, July 7, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Dominic Thérien, a partner in the firm’s Competition Group in Montreal, has joined Canada’s Competition Bureau as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau’s Quebec and Atlantic regional offices. Mr. Thérien’s two-year appointment, which begins today, was arranged through Interchange Canada, a federal agency that promotes stronger ties between federal public sector and private sector organizations.
In his role as Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Thérien will oversee the officers responsible for investigating conspiracy, bid-rigging, misleading advertising and deceptive telemarketing offences in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
"We are very proud to see Dominic entrusted with this important role," said David Woollcombe, Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group. "It is an amazing opportunity for him to build on his leadership experience in competition law from another vantage point. Dominic’s experience will be invaluable to our clients and lawyers upon his return to McCarthy Tétrault in two years."
"I am very excited to join the Bureau at this stage of my career," Mr. Thérien said. "It is an interesting time to become involved in the enforcement of the Act, as I will be involved in applying the recently enacted criminal cartel provisions."
Mr. Thérien has advised numerous Canadian and international clients on various aspects of competition law, including on complex and high-profile merger transactions. Mr. Thérien has also represented businesses that are the subject of criminal and civil investigations by the Bureau, including in a number of investigations related to alleged national and international cartel activities.
About McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Group
McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Group advises on the competition and Investment Canada Act aspects of private and public M&A, structuring transactions, compliance with the Competition Act‘s criminal and reviewable provisions, and the development and implementation of compliance programs. The group has unsurpassed experience representing clients in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal, investigations by the Competition Bureau, criminal proceedings in the courts and civil (class) actions in competition law matters.
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.
Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
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