François E.J. Tougas

François E.J. Tougas

Partner at McMillan LLP
(604) 691-7425
(604) 685-7084
1055 West Georgia St, Suite 1500, PO Box 11117, Royal Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1989 (BC)
François Tougas is a member of the firm’s transportation and competition/antitrust practices. His transportation practice focuses on railway and terminal rate & service strategy, negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, regulatory proceedings (Canadian Transportation Agency), policy, project management, government relations, and transactions. François has testified on several bills before the House and Senate Standing Committees on Transport, and made numerous policy submissions to Transport Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency. His competition/antitrust practice focuses on merger review before the Competition Bureau (Canada) for domestic and international mergers. He has in-depth industry experience in transportation, shipping & distribution, railways, marine & inland terminals, forestry & mining, energy and technology. He is Adjunct Professor of Competition Law and Policy at University of British Columbia, and lectures & writes in the areas of merger review, monopsonisation, rail carrier dominance and rail transportation economic policy. François is listed in several domestic and international directories as one of the leading transportation and competition lawyers in Canada.
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