Douglas New, former chair of the firm’s antitrust/competition and marketing law group, carries on an active business law practice with special focus on advising clients, both domestic and foreign, with respect to pre-merger regulatory approvals under Canadian legislation, including the Investment Canada Act and the Competition Act. Douglas also regularly advises manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers with respect to competition and marketing and advertising law issues in Canada.
Douglas served with Canada’s Foreign Investment Review Agency (now the Investment Review Division of Industry Canada) in the position of special adviser (legal) to the deputy commissioner.
He has written articles on Canada’s foreign investment and competition laws for numerous Canadian and international publications and participated as a contributing author to the publications Foreign Investment Review Law In Canada (Butterworths) and Doing Business in Canada (Matthew Bender). He has also served as chair and lecturer on panels in Canada and abroad, speaking on Canadian foreign investment and competition law issues.
Douglas was called to the degree of barrister-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1976. He is listed in Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010).
During his tenure with Fasken Martineau, he has served on numerous firm committees including as chair of the business development committee. He currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness committee.
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