• JD, 1974
    Western University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

Douglas C. New

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Douglas New, former Chair of the firm's Antitrust/Competition & Marketing Law Group, carries on an active business law practice with special focus on advising clients, both domestic and foreign, with respect to pre-merger regulatory approvals under Canadian legislation including the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. Douglas also regularly advises with respect to competition and marketing law issues in Canada.

Douglas served with Canada's Foreign Investment Review Agency (now the Investment Review Division of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) in the position of Special Advisor (Legal) to the Deputy Commissioner. He has written articles on Canada's competition and foreign investment laws for publications such as Business Lawyer (ABA), CA Magazine and International Financial Law Review. He was a contributing editor to the Matthew Bender & Co publication Doing Business In Canada, editor-in-chief for Review of International Business Law, and a contributing author to Foreign Investment Review Law in Canada. He has also served as chair and lecturer on panels in Canada and abroad speaking on Canadian foreign investment and competition laws and has been listed in Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.

With respect to advertising and marketing law, Douglas regularly provides guidance to major manufacturers, distributors and other businesses on pricing and distribution practices, advertising and marketing practices, discount programs, packaging and labelling, promotions and promotional contests and telemarketing issues.

Douglas also conducts a general business law practice providing commercial and corporate law counsel services to a broad range of public and private companies including a number of Fortune 500 companies. As with his regulatory practice, his objective is to assist his clients in achieving their business objectives by providing knowledgeable legal advice in a timely and efficient manner.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Douglas obtained his Juris Doctorate at the Western University following which he was called to the degree of Barrister-at-Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario. During his tenure with the firm, he has served on numerous firm committees including as Chair of the Business Development Committee. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is an Adjunct Professor lecturing on Marketplace Law at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Ryerson University. Douglas is also on the editorial board for the Competition Chronicle, Fasken Martineau's Competition, Antitrust, and Foreign Investment Blog.

Honours and Awards

  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers’ Traditional Law Practice Award, 2013


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association - Competition Law Section
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association - Foreign Investment Review Committee
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section
  • Member, American Bar Association - International Antitrust Committee, Antitrust Law Section
  • Member, International Bar Association - Antitrust and Trade Law Section
  • Lifetime Member, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Past Member, Ontario Investment Promotion Co-ordination Committee, a joint committee of the Ontario and Canadian Governments dealing with trade and investment issues 
  • Member, The Granite Club
  • Directorships (current and past): Rohm and Haas Canada Inc., Rio Algom Ltd., Munters Inc., Synergistics Industries Ltd., Handleman Company of Canada Ltd., Datastream International (Canada) Ltd., WEFA Canada, Inc., Cognizant Technologies Inc.