Catherine A. Pawluch is a partner in the Toronto office of Davis LLP. She has extensive experience in pre-merger approvals, competition law and foreign investment review. Catherine has advised Canadian, U.S., Chinese and other international corporations across a range of industries, including the transportation, energy and resources, manufacturing, retailing and consumer products sectors.
In April 2009, Catherine was invited as a speaker at the Third Chinese Enterprises Outbound Investment Conference in Beijing, sponsored by the CCPIT and the Canada China Business Council. More than 800 Chinese enterprises with a "Go Global" mandate attended the Conference. Catherine made a presentation on Canada's new foreign investment law at the "Invest in Canada" seminar.
In January 2008, she travelled to Beijing and presented a briefing on Canada's new SOE guidelines to various Chinese State-owned enterprises targeting investments in Canada.
Catherine has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canada China Lawyers Foundation and is active in the Canada China Business Council. She also serves on the board of directors of The Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation.
Following the implementation of NAFTA, Catherine was invited as an expert in the field to participate on a trinational committee to harmonize liability laws and to create a uniform bill of lading for surface transportation in the three NAFTA countries.
Catherine has written extensively on foreign ownership restriction in various industry sectors.
She is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association's Foreign Investment Review Committee and has assisted in preparing submissions to the Government of Canada in connection with amendments to Canada's foreign investment laws.
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