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We regularly act for professional regulatory bodies established by legislation. Some of these public authorities govern professions such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, appraisers, surveyors, and a variety of professionals in the health care sector. We also advise public bodies that regulate behaviour in other fields pursuant to statutory powers granted to these bodies by federal or provincial legislation.

Our lawyers have acted as external general counsel to regulators, advising on such matters as corporate governance, statutory mandate, statutory compliance and interpretation, government relations, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and litigation, including judicial review. We have worked closely with regulator's in-house counsel to provide whatever additional assistance is needed to serve the legal interests of the regulator. All of these engagements require a sensitivity to the unique legal challenges presented in advising regulatory authorities – a sensitivity that our lawyers have acquired through many years of experience.