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Arlan Gates practices commercial and regulatory law as a member of Baker McKenzie's Global International Commercial & Trade and Antitrust & Competition groups. He leads the Canadian Antitrust, Competition and Foreign Investment Practice, which has been ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers Canada. He is also ranked by Chambers Canada and by Best Lawyers in the area of advertising, marketing and data protection law and leads the Canadian Advertising, Marketing and Regulatory Practice, providing support to domestic and international businesses on regulatory aspects of market entry and ongoing commercial operations in Canada and abroad. Arlan joined Baker McKenzie as a summer associate in 1999 and has also worked in the Firm's Sydney office.

Antitrust, Competition & Foreign Investment

Arlan regularly advises on Canadian and international merger control, foreign investment and national security in corporate and commercial transactions, including under the Canadian Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. He also advises on competition investigations and inquiries by the Canadian Competition Bureau, and provides competition law advice on pricing policies, distribution arrangements, joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, cartels, abuse of dominance, and the implementation of industry-tailored compliance programs.

Advertising, Marketing & Regulatory

Arlan advises extensively on advertising and marketing law, including online, mobile, print and broadcast advertising, deceptive marketing, contests, sweepstakes and promotions, consumer protection, data privacy and anti-spam laws, public/government procurement laws, technology, communications and online sales regulation, and product regulatory compliance involving food, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and other consumer and industrial products and services, including commercial contracting and regulatory enforcement matters.

He has particular experience assisting international businesses with the commercial and regulatory aspects of expanding to Canada, and from Canada to other markets. He frequently coordinates regulatory advice across multiple practice areas and countries in both corporate transactions and commercial projects.

Location

  • Brookfield Place, Bay/Wellington Tower, Suite 2100
    181 Bay Street
    Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
    Canada

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D., graduated 2000
  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil International Relations, graduated 1997
  • University of Winnipeg, B.A. Honours, graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2002

Affiliations

  • Ad Standards (Canada) - Member
  • American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law) - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (National Competition Law Section) - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Advertising and Marketing Law

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Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines


Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines

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Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal information, and critical minerals


Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal information, and critical minerals

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