Arlan Gates

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Arlan Gates is a partner in the Firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition and International Commercial & Trade groups. He leads the Canadian Antitrust, Competition and Foreign Investment practice and has been ranked in Chambers, as well as in Legal 500. Arlan advises on Canadian and international merger control and foreign investment (including national security), cartels, and competition investigations and inquiries, and provides counselling on competitor collaboration, abuse of dominance, pricing policies, distribution arrangements, and the implementation of industry-tailored compliance programs. Arlan also leads the Firm’s Canadian Advertising, Marketing and Regulatory Practice, providing support to domestic and international businesses on regulatory compliance aspects of market entry, ongoing commercial operations in Canada and abroad, marketing practices, and misleading advertising.

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The general prohibition on false or misleading advertising under the Competition Act is somewhat unusual in that it contains two adjudicative regimes, criminal and civil, that can be used to address the same conduct – the making of a materially false or misleading representation to the public for the purpose of promoting one’s product or business interest[1]. The elements of the conduct that must be proven under both the criminal and civil provisions…