Bill Hearn: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Bill Hearn

Counsel
Toronto,  ON  Canada
www.davis.ca
Phone416.369.5298

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BV® Distinguished

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Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Health Law
  • International Risk Management
  • Public Affairs
  • Transportation Law
  • Charities & Not-for-Profit
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Law & Trade
  • Privacy & Access to Information
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.369.5298
Fax: 416.369.5224
http://www.davis.ca
 
University University of Toronto, B.A., 1983
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, LL.B., 1986; University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1989
 
Admitted1988, Ontario
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Bill Hearn has extensive experience in competition (including advertising & marketing), transportation, international trade, corporate/commercial, and regulatory law. He advises businesses, charities, governments, Crown agencies and trade associations. A recognized leader in many fields, Bill is ranked in Martindale-Hubbell, Lexpert, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Bill practises several specialized areas of business law, including:

• advertising & marketing (as well as consumer protection & privacy and with a focus on the automotive, aviation, consumer products, energy, food & beverage, financial services, sports & entertainment, retail and pharmaceutical sectors)

• corporate & commercial (including reorganizations, complex agreements and corporate governance for businesses as well as charities and not-for-profit entities)

• competition (in particular, pricing & distribution practices and compliance programs & audits)

• government procurement (especially for the defense industry)

• international business and trade (primarily in the agricultural, health care, education, and liquor sectors)

• private mergers & acquisitions (especially in regulated industries such as for-profit post-secondary education)

• regulatory (in such diverse areas as agri-chemical products, gaming, health professions, liquor, marine ports, and post-secondary education)

• transportation (with a focus on marine)

Bill has a high BV® Distinguished peer and client rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed as one of Canada's leading shipping and maritime lawyers in Who's Who Legal which describes him as a "gifted lawyer with a broad client base." Bill is also listed in Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in Advertising and Marketing Law.

Bill is a frequent writer and presenter on topics relating to his specialized areas of practice.

Recognition

Best Lawyer in Canada, Advertising & Marketing Law, 2013-2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Advertising & Marketing Law, 2012-2013

Who's Who Legal, Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyer, 2010

BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Assocications

The Law Society of Upper Canada, since 1988

Association of Canadian Port Authorities, Law Committee Member, 1999-2013

American Bar Association, Section of Anti-trust Law, Consumer Protection Committee Member, since 2011

NABS: National Advertising Benevolent Society of Canada, Director and Executive Committee Member, 2004-2009

Canadian Marketing Association, Ethics and Privacy Committee Member, since 2004

Canada-U.S. Law Institute, Advisory Board Member, 2007-2010.

 
ISLN906594962
 

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Are You Prepared for Canada's New Anti-Spam Law?
Chris Bennett,Bill Hearn,Tamara L. Hunter,David Spratley, December 11, 2013
The law is broad and the penalties for non-compliance are very steep. Virtually every person and business in Canada will be affected by the law and will need to rethink how they send emails, voicemails and other telecommunications.


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Bill Hearn

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2
 

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