Jeffrey Thomas is Vancouver Regional Leader of our International Trade and Arbitration, Competition and Marketing Law, Business Immigration and Government Relations groups. Jeffrey primarily practises in the areas of competition law and international trade law (including state-to-state negotiations and dispute settlement, trade policy, domestic trade laws and economic and trade sanctions). He also practises in the areas of international employee transfers, in-bound and out-bound foreign investment, Japan-related business transactions, government relations and general corporate/commercial law.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, The New Rules of Global Trade: A Guide to the World Trade Organization, Carswell, 1997.
•Co-Author, International Trade & Investment Law in Canada, Carswell, 1994.
Articles / Presentations
•Author and Presenter, “Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The New Rules for Hiring Foreign Workers,” client presentation, October, 2014
•Author and Presenter, “Hiring and Firing Foreign Workers: The Top 5 Mistakes,” client presentation, November 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Why You Need a Corporate Policy on Foreign Anti-Corruption,” BLG U presentation, July 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Government Procurement and Domestic Trade Agreements: What Might Be Coming,” external CLE Presentation, June 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Making the Most of Cross-Border Government Procurement: Ensuring Compliance with Trade Agreements,” external CLE presentation, June 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Some Serious Issues: Employing Foreign Workers in Canada,” BLG U presentation, June 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Employing Foreign Workers in Canada,” client presentation, May 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Unique Circumstances or Lessons Learned: Potash and the Investment Canada Act,” client presentation, February 2012.
•Author and Presenter, “Regulation of Wine Appellations in BC,” external CLE presentation, February 2012.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada(Competition/Antitrust Law).
•Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (International Trade Regulation).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
•Recognized in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers.