40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Brenda Swick’s practice focuses on international trade and customs, government contracting, and anti-corruption. She regularly advises clients in relation to export controls, economic sanctions, and customs including antidumping and countervail matters. She has represented industry and government in several dispute settlement cases under the WTO/NAFTA and CUSMA. Formerly legal counsel with the Government of Canada. Appointed by the Government of Canada as an expert arbitrator under Chapter 10 of the CUSMA. Acts for government contractors in bid challenge disputes before PSPC, CITT, and provincial agencies and courts. Provides advice on bid preparation/contract negotiation, including security clearances/Controlled Goods Program. In her anti-corruption compliance practice, has counselled, written corporate compliance programs, and conducted anti-corruption training and audits for Fortune 500 companies. Broad expertise in regulatory compliance includes representation of clients in the mining, defence, agri-food, dairy, food, pharmaceutical, medical devices, transportation, manufacturing, technology, and consumer product sectors. Appears before courts in judicial review applications.
On September 28, 2018, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“CCCBL”), a joint venture established between prominent businessman and philanthropist, Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, completed its previously announced acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company (“CCRC”) from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).