- Advertising & Marketing
- Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
- Life Sciences
- Real Estate Investment Trusts
|Law School||University of Sherbrooke, D.E.S.S., Common Law, 2005; Universite de Montreal, LL.B., 2005; University of Ottawa, LL.M., Competition Law, 2007|
|Admitted||2008, Ontario; 2008, Alberta|
Imran Ahmad practises in the firm's Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. His practice encompasses a wide range of competition and foreign investment matters. Imran regularly advises both Canadian and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures, and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.
Imran advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act, as well as on potentially anti-competitive business practices, including abuse of dominance, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal matters. He also provides advice concerning corporate competition law compliance programs, product regulation and marketing/advertising law matters.
Prior to his call to the bar, Imran was a political advisor to Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret'd), Senator, and clerked for Justice Edmond P. Blanchard at the Federal Court of Canada and Competition Tribunal in Ottawa.
Imran holds the position of Vice-President (French) for the Liberal Party of Canada and acts as legal counsel on a pro bono basis for the Child Soldier Initiative, a program housed at Dalhousie University that seeks to eliminate the use of child soldiers throughout the world. Imran has also been involved in the Ontario Bar Association's Law Day Elementary School Mock Trial Program for several years.
In June of 2012, Imran was appointed, for a two year term, as the co-editor of Recent Developments, a publication by the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section's Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee.
Imran is fluent in English, French and Urdu/Hindi.
· Canadian Bar Association
· Ontario Bar Association
· American Bar Association (Antitrust)
· International Bar Association (Antitrust)
· Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
· Toronto Board of Trade
· Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
Publications, Newsletters and Articles
Industry Canada Blocks Sale of Allstream Due to National Security Concerns
Say What? Court Dismisses False and Misleading Advertising Allegations in Rogers/Chatr Case
Going the Extra Mile: Competition Bureau Obtains Consent Agreements From Hyundai and Kia for Inaccurate Fuel Consumption Claims
Buy Now, Pay (More) Later! Competition Bureau Alleges Retailers' "Buy Now, Pay Later" Promotion Misled Consumers
CRTC Approves Bell-Astral Merger and Catches a Glimpse of the Future of Consolidation and Concentration
Whistleblowing Initiative Announced by the Commissioner of Competition
Proposed Changes to Canada's Foreign Investment Rules Create More Uncertainty for State-Owned Investors
Water Heater Companies in Hot Water: Competition Bureau Seeks $25 Million Administrative Monetary Penalties
Open for Business, But Not for Sale: Canada Announces New Guidelines and Limits for Investments by State-Owned Enterprises
The New Abuse of Dominance Guidelines - One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Supreme Court of Canada's Impression of Misleading Advertising "General Impression" Test
New Conspiracy Provisions Claim First Victims
Investment Canada Act Undertakings Cast in Steel
Chris Hersh and Imran Ahmad Co-author Canada Chapter for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2012
The Cassels Brock Report - November 2011
Untruth in Advertising: Competition Bureau Cracks Down on Misleading Advertising
Pro Bono/Community Involvement
· Board of Directors, Common Ground Co-Operative
· Provides pro bono legal services to the Child Soldier Initiative
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Coming Into Force in 2014: Are You Ready?
Imran Ahmad,Chris Hersh,Bernice Karn,Chad Matheson, December 6, 2013
Yesterday, the Minister of Industry announced that the bulk of Canada’s anti-spam law (“CASL”) will come into force on July 1, 2014, while the remaining provisions will be gradually phased-in by 2017. Subject to limited exceptions, CASL prohibits businesses from sending commercial...
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