As members of the fastest growing G7 economy, Canadian firms face increasingly complex business and litigation challenges across a wide range of industries and geographies. Domestic and international entities in Canada must be vigilant in complying with stricter regulations in all contexts of business, whether domestic, cross-border, or global. Edgeworth experts have testified before Canadian and US courts and regulators, and have a proven record of success advising Canadian companies and the prestigious law firms that represent them. Our Toronto office specializes in the areas of competition/antitrust, cross-border pricing, employment and labour, intellectual property, and privacy and data management.
Edgeworth’s experts combine extensive training in empirical and theoretical economics with industry-specific knowledge to solve challenging economic issues that arise regularly in cartel investigations, competition litigation, and merger review. Our team of economists has extensive experience testifying on competition issues and has a proven record of success in both advising for and navigating investigations with agencies around the globe, such as the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, Canada’s Competition Bureau, China’s Ministry of Commerce, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Union, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission.
Evaluating arm’s length prices for intercompany transfers, spin-offs and acquisitions, and tax planning, Edgeworth provides independent expert analyses, valuation, dispute resolution, and documentation to meet our Canadian clients’ domestic, cross-border, and international tax requirements. Our experts apply rigorous economic, accounting, and statistical methods to determine arm’s length prices for goods, services, and intangible property, including spin-off business units, manufacturing and marketing services, and patents and trademarks.
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR
Edgeworth’s expertise in labour economics, econometrics, and statistics, in addition to our vast data capabilities, provides our clients with analyses on a range of employment and labour issues at both the provincial and federal level. Our experts provide testimony on issues of class certification, discrimination, pay equity, employee compensation, and wrongful termination, and consult on internal compliance projects to assess risk management.
With experience across numerous industries, Edgeworth provides expert testimony and consulting for intellectual property disputes of all kinds, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, in addition to issues of commercial success and false advertising. Our economists have testified in Canadian court on these issues and have been at the forefront of the evolving landscape of intellectual property valuation, combining economic methods with up-to-the-moment thinking to identify the value of patents and other intellectual property in the context of litigation and business transactions.
PRIVACY AND DATA MANAGEMENT
Leading the industry on economic issues related to privacy and data security matters, Edgeworth’s International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certified economists consult and testify on issues of class certification, liability, and damages in matters arising from breaches of proprietary data systems. Edgeworth experts have extensive experience working with multinational companies and voluminous transactional point-of-sale data maintained across disparate systems, retail locations, geographic regions, and subsidiaries.