Investigations &
Regulatory Defence

Tyr's lawyers identify, investigate and solve complex legal and business problems.

Tyr's Investigations and Regulatory Defence Group is designed to help companies, executives and stakeholders in a range of business sectors navigate the evolving business and regulatory landscape.

Our lawyers have significant experience conducting complex, sensitive internal investigations and responding to regulator-initiated investigations arising in diverse areas, including competition/antitrust, securities, privacy/data breach, unlawful or unethical business practices, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions, environment, health and safety as well as allegations of executive or employee misconduct and workplace harassment.

We also have experience dealing with Canadian regulators, including the Competition Bureau, provincial securities commissions, the Mutual Fund Dealers' Association, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, the Ministry of the Environment and other law enforcement agencies.

Tyr brings clarity, candour and creativity to the assessment of challenging situations. Our experience includes the following:

  • Conducted an internal investigation at a major bank into a potential client-initiated fraud and money laundering scheme that may have included the bank's employees.
  • Represented a national environmental clean up company responding to alleged breaches of the Environmental Protection Act asserted by the Ministry of the Environment.
  • Represented a company responding to a search warrant and a price-fixing investigation under the Competition Act.
  • Represented various companies in responding to production orders and requests for information issued by regulators, including the execution of search warrants issued under section 11 of the Competition Act.
  • Acted as counsel for multiple corporate executives in responding to allegations of: (i) insider trading; and (ii) material misrepresentations under provincial securities laws.
  • Overseeing a strategic and forensic financial review of the relationship between a publicly-traded hotel corporation and an international hotel management company.
  • Represented professional engineering firm STV Inc. in the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry into the commercial and technical circumstances that led to the breakdown and derailment of the transit system.
  • Represented an individual accused of serious academic misconduct that involved the manipulation and destruction of data in multiple studies published in academic journals.
  • Acted as prosecutors for the College of Massage Therapists in directing and prosecuting numerous complaints about its members.
  • Acted as prosecutors for the College of Physicians and Surgeons in connection with complaints about non-compliance with various medical protocols.
  • Represented a head coach of a national sports team accused of harassment complaints before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Representative Cases

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