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Milos Barutciski

Partner and Co-Head, International Trade and Investment Law

International Trade, Investment and Competition Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

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Milos Barutciski practises in the areas of international trade, investment and competition law, and other aspects of economic regulation and compliance. He co-chairs the firm's International Trade and Investment Practice and has represented Canadian and international clients in matters relating to foreign corrupt practices, export controls and trade sanctions, trade and investment treaties (including NAFTA and WTO) and international dispute settlement. He regularly appears in government procurement, antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Courts. Milos also represents clients before the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Competition Tribunal in connection with mergers and acquisitions, criminal cartel cases, distribution and pricing practices and cross-border enforcement issues. In 1994-95, Milos was retained by the Government of Canada to negotiate competition law cooperation agreements with the U.S. and the E.U.

He has represented Fortune 500 companies and leading international and Canadian companies in anti-corruption, export control, sanctions and cartel investigations across five continents, including investigations by Canadian authorities (RCMP, Competition Bureau, Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada and others), as well as investigations by the US Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the European Commission and the World Bank's Integrity Vice-Presidency.

As an adjunct of his broad regulatory practice, Milos deals regularly with federal and provincial government agencies and has extensive experience with lobbying registration, freedom/access to information and appeals, conflicts of interest and campaign finance.

Milos has been recognized as one of Canada's leading international trade and competition lawyers by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, the International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers, Legal Media's Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, PLC's Which Lawyer and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He has also been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's and Chambers Global's highest ranking for his professional skill and reputation among international and Canadian peers.

Milos is a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce. He chairs the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Task Force on Bribery and Corruption of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. Milos is a Past President of the International Law Association (London, UK) and a Past Chair of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Fluently bilingual in English and French, Milos has published and lectured extensively in Canada and abroad and has testified before federal and provincial Parliamentary Committees on matters relating to international trade, investment and competition law. He has also been invited to address WTO and NAFTA Working Groups, OECD Committees, trade officials of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India, and Canadian and foreign business organizations. From 1996-99, Milos was retained by The World Bank to advise with respect to regulatory reform in the Middle East and Africa. Milos was an adjunct professor of International Trade Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa from 1990-94.

Select Experience

  • Nordion Inc. in connection with the due diligence aspects of its US$826M acquisition by Sterigenics relating to an investigation by Canadian and US regulatory authorities. Sterigenics is a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm. Read more
  • Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. and Lone Pine Resources Inc., in connection with a $400-million cross-border recapitalization and restructuring transaction pursuant to a plan of compromise and arrangement under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) and ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Read more
  • Darling International Inc., in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Rothsay, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., for approximately $645 million.

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  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Milos Barutciski, received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Milos Barutciski, ranked Band 1, International Trade/WTO

    "excellent practitioner with deep knowledge"
  • 2017, Chambers Global

    Milos Barutciski, ranked, Band 1, International Trade/WTO

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