Mark Warner Speaks on Competition, Trade & Investment Issues Affecting the Pharmaceutical Industry at Rutgers School of Law
Mark Warner speaks on Competition, Trade & Investment Issues Affecting the Pharmaceutical Industry at Rutgers School of Law. (April 9, 2015) Mark will discuss the Canadian Competition Bureau’s approach to patent litigation settlement agreements, Eli Lilly’s NAFTA Investor-State challenge to Canada’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime, pharmaceutical issues in the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and an upcoming Canadian Supreme Court hearing on compensation to generic manufactures following failed patent litigation by brands. As a former Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and Ministry of Research & Innovation, Mark participated in the CETA negotiations, including with respect to IPR and pharmaceutical issues.
Mark Warner Discusses Competition, Corruption and Corporate Governance at Seminar in São Paulo, Brazil
Mark Warner discusses Competition, Corruption and Corporate Governance at Seminar at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) School of Business Administration (EAESP) in São Paulo on April 6, 2016. The seminar will discuss the ongoing investigation of Brazil’s state petroleum company, Petrobras which has now implicated more than a dozen multi-national construction companies for alleged bid-rigging. Mark will draw parallels with the ongoing prosecution of SNC-Lavalin relating to allegations of fraud and corruption in connection with alleged bribes to foreign public officials and for alleged fraud relating to construction of the Great Man Made River Project in Libya and the prosecution of former executives of SNC-Lavalin relating to alleged bribes of SNC-Lavalin paid for a contract to build a hospital in Montreal.
Mark Warner Interviewed About the Competition Bureau’s Approval of Postmedia’s Proposed Acquisition of QMI’s English-language Media Assets on CHED AM630 in Edmonton
Mark Warner discussing the Canadian Competition Bureau‘s Position Statement approving the Postmedia’s Proposed Acquisition of QMI’s English-language Media Assets on CHED AM 630 in Edmonton with host Ryan Jespersen (March 26, 2015). [Begins at 2:02 ends at 15:19]
Based on an extensive 5-month review, the Bureau has determined that the proposed transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition in any relevant market as a result of, among other things: a lack of close rivalry between Postmedia’s and QMI’s English-language newspapers; existing competition from free local daily newspapers; the incentive for the merged entity to retain readership and maintain editorial quality in order to continue to attract advertisers to its newspapers; and the increasing competitive pressures from digital alternatives in an evolving media marketplace. Section 97 of the Act provides for a one-year period following the completion of the transaction during which the Commissioner may challenge the transaction before the Competition Tribunal.
VIDEO Mark Warner discusses competition and trade issues involved in the proposed liberalization of the sale wine and beer in Ontario on BNN. (March 13, 2015) Mr. Warner is a former Acting Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services which provided oversight to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario (VQA) and as Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade participated in the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, including with respect to trade in alcoholic beverages and Monopolies and State Enterprises.
Mark Warner has been invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. Selection as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation is recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the profession, service to society, and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association. Membership in The Fellows is limited to less than one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States and to a small percentage of international lawyers. Past Fellows include: Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Kenneth Feinberg and Scott Turow.