Shawn Neylan is a firm favourite among clients who praise his expert handling of complex competition compliance matters.
Shawn Neylan is a partner in the competition and foreign investment group. He counsels and represents businesses with respect to governmental filings, internal investigations and compliance issues and programmes with respect to Canadian federal regulatory laws including merger control, competitor collaboration and unilateral conduct matters under the Competition Act, anti-corruption under the Criminal Code and the Foreign Corrupt Public Officials Act, economic sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act and the United Nations Act; export control under the Export and Import Permits Act; and national security and economic and cultural review processes under the Investment Canada Act.
Shawn is a vice-chair (projects) of the National Security Committee; and a member of the steering group for the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. He was a co-chair of the Competition Law Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association from 2015 to 2017, and was a vice chair of that committee from 2010 to 2014.
He was previously the chair and vice chair of the reviewable matters and private action committee of the national competition law section of the Canadian Bar Association. Shawn has written and spoken on a number of competition law, economic sanctions, national security and investment review issues.