Evan Atwood is counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. His practice concentrates on dealing with complex issues in regulatory law in various fields, ranging from nuclear power through to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food law and the regulation of cosmetics, electronic products and the like.
Evan has considerable experience working with clients in the development of products. For example, in the area of pharmaceuticals, Evan has experience guiding clients from the pre-licensing phase (including the legal, regulatory and ethical issues involved in clinical trials), through the licensing phase (involving negotiations with Health Canada and dealing with provincial drug benefit formulary matters), and into the marketing phase (requiring knowledge of industry association codes of marketing, such as Rx&D; advertising compliance issues involving Health Canada and PAAB; and reporting obligations to Health Canada and PMPRB).
In addition, Evan has extensive experience working with clients in dealing with reporting to regulators, product recalls and disputes between companies.
Evan began his law practice in the area of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis in private international law, competition law, NAFTA, class proceedings, insurance and civil fraud claims.