McCarthy Tétrault partner Dominic Thérien rejoins the firm following a two-year Competition Bureau assignment

Montreal, October 8, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that partner Dominic Thérien has rejoined the firm’s Competition Group following a two-year assignment at the Competition Bureau of Canada. As Assistant Deputy Commissioner for the Québec and Atlantic regions, Mr. Thérien oversaw the Bureau’s criminal investigations into conspiracies and bid-rigging. He also oversaw investigations into deceptive advertising under the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act.

In his role, Mr. Thérien assisted the Commissioner of Competition in the enforcement of the Competition Act, and worked closely with a number of stakeholders on various policy initiatives in connection with investigations into conspiracies, collusion and bid-rigging. He also supported the Fair Business Practices Branch’s new priorities concerning deceptive advertising.

"The unique experience and knowledge that Dominic has acquired in the course of his duties with the Competition Bureau will enable him to provide our clients with an even more global perspective on investigative mechanisms," said Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner, Québec Region. "Dominic continues to win praise for his competition law practice. His two-year assignment with the Competition Bureau will be very relevant to our national practice."

McCarthy Tétrault has one of the leading competition law practices in Canada. The firm’s lawyers advise clients on mergers and acquisitions involving private and public companies, as well as on restructurings, business practices and current compliance issues. They also advise Canadian and international clients on investigations conducted by the Competition Bureau under various provisions of the Competition Act, including those pertaining to cartels, and on follow-on class actions. The firm’s competition litigators are among the most reputed in the country, representing clients in civil and criminal proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and the common-law courts.

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