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Dominic  Mochrie

Dominic Mochrie

Partner, Commercial

Key Contact: Privacy and Data Management


Contact Information

dmochrie@osler.com

tel: 416.862.5994

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002

Education
  • Queen's University, LL.B.
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.)
Language(s)
English

Dominic focuses on franchise and distribution, privacy law, product marketing law and trade practice law. He provides practical and business-friendly advice to clients engaged in distribution and franchising matters, from start-up franchisors working to establish a new franchise system, to large, multi-national franchisors with thousands of franchisees. Dominic also assists clients with establishing and managing distribution systems, including drafting distribution agreements and product supply agreements. Dominic also supports clients in respect of various trade practice matters, including consumer protection, retail and marketing matters.

Dominic is heavily involved in industry associations, and regularly participates in speaking and writing engagements, and sits on various committees, for the American Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, the International Franchise Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, recognized in the area of Franchise Law.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, consistently recommended in Franchising Law.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada, recognized in the area of Franchise.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Assisted a large retail franchisor conduct simultaneous share-purchase buybacks of all of its Ontario franchisees.
  • Prepared a Quebec area developer agreement and Quebec unit franchise agreement for a retail food services franchise.
  • Drafted a franchise agreement and Ontario disclosure document for a start-up Canadian health-care franchisor.
  • Prepared a national disclosure document for a US-based temporary staffing franchisor.
  • Prepared forms of consumer credit agreements for a Canadian consumer-goods financing program.
  • Prepared and negotiated agreements for the nation-wide purchase, installation and service of cash dispensing machines.
  • Drafted auction rules, purchase terms and website terms of use for the sale of travel products via an online auction website.
  • Consolidated a client’s provincial and voluntary disclosure documents into single, uniform Canadian disclosure document.
  • Prepared a franchise agreement and provided related advice for US-based franchisor’s expansion into Quebec.

  • Basics Track: Expanding Internationally, 48th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, May, 2015
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: It’s Here – Now What?, Canadian Franchise Association, April, 2015
  • An Introduction to the Wishart Act, Ontario Bar Association, Franchise Law Section’s Annual Institute, February, 2015
  • A Deep Dive into Franchise Disclosure Dilemmas, Ontario Bar Association, Franchise Law Section, March, 2015
  • Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Consent Alone Is Not Enough, The Franchise Lawyer, American Bar Association, Fall 2014, Vo. 17, No. 4 (author).
  • Overview of CASL, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, October 8, 2014.
  • Legal and Legislative Update – Canada,  American Bar Association on Franchising Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, October, 2014.
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam/Anti-Spyware Legislation – An Overview, International Journal of Franchise Law, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2014.
  • News From Around the World – Canada, International Bar Association/International Franchise Association – 29th Annual Joint Conference-Expansion Alternatives in International Franchising, May, 2014.
  • Anti-Spam and BC Legislation, Osler Franchise Review, May, 2014.
  • The Legal Landscape of Disabilities Regulations in the U.S. and Canada and Its Effect on Franchising, American Bar Association Seminar – Osler Update, April, 2014.
  • What Canada’s New anti-Spam Law Means for You, 2014 Canadian Franchise Association National Convention, April, 2014.
  • Get Ready for CASL: Preparing for Compliance, Canadian Franchise Association Webinar, March, 2014.
  • CASL: An Overview and Practical Considerations, The Professional Development Institute, February, 2014.
  • CASL: An Overview and Practical Considerations, Canadian Process Control Association, February, 2014.
  • Be Prepared: Canada’s Pending Anti-Spam Legislation Is Coming Into Force, Canadian Franchise Association Member Bulletin, January, 2014.
  • An Overview of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Canada, Franchise Law Journal, January, 2014.
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Countdown to Compliance, Osler Webinar/Seminar, January, 2014.
  • Countdown to CASL, Ontario Bar Association Business Beat, December 27, 2013 (author).
  • Protecting Against Web & Social Media Abuse - The 13th Annual Franchise Law Conference End of Innocence: The Arthur Wishart Act Comes of Age, November 19, 2013 (co-presenter).
  • Bringing a Franchise Concept to Canada – What You Need to Know, The FranchiseVoice, Fall 2013 (author).
  • Countdown to CASL, Ontario Bar Association Business Beat, December 27, 2013 (author).
  • International Division Panel Discussion – Financial Performance Representations in International Transactions, ABA Forum on Franchising, October 16, 2013 (panellist).
  • Legal Digest, The Franchise Voice, Spring 2013 (co-author).
  • Vicarious Liability for Franchisors, International Distribution Institute, June 14, 2013 (co-presenter).
  • An Overview of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Law Society of Upper Canada – 3rd Annual Business Law Summit, May 15, 2013 (author and presenter).
  • It’s Not All Fun & Games: Contest, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions, 2013 International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, May 6, 2013 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Is British Columbia Next in Line?,LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, 19:8, May 2013 (author).
  • Getting Ready for Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Practical Tips for Requesting Consent, Osler Seminar/Webinar, May 1, 2013 (presenter).
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – An Overview & Practical Considerations, International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, February 28, 2013 (presenter).
  • Country Report Canada – Franchising, International Distribution Institute, February 28, 2013 (author).
  • Anatomy of a Franchise Agreement, Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013, February 8, 2013 (author).
  • Timing of Disclosure Documents, Roundtable presentation – 2013 Canadian Franchise Law Day, January 31, 2013 (facilitator).
  • Trends and Other things to Watch For in 2013, Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchise Voice, January 4, 2013, (facilitator).
  • But I’m not a Spammer! How Canada’s Pending Anti-Spam Legislation Will Affect You, Canadian Franchise Association Annual Convention, April 2, 2012 (author and presenter).
  • Legal Aspects of Franchising Your Business, Canadian Franchise Association, March 1, 2012 (presenter).
  • Disclosure-related Issues Regularly Faced by In-House Counsel, Ontario Bar Association Law Section, Dinner Program, March 1, 2012 (co-presenter).
  • Don’t Send that Email! What Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Means for Franchisors, 2012 Canadian Franchise Association, Annual Legal Day, February 2, 2012 (author and co-presenter).
  • A Formidable CASL: The Impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation on Franchising, Ontario Bar Association “Focus on Franchising” (Vol. 3, No. 1), November 2011.
  • Beyond Spam: Franchisors Wrestle With Bill C-28 Compliance (2011) 16:4 Franchise & Distribution Journal, 1366, Federated Press (co-author).
  • Franchising and Technology: Staying Current and Managing Change, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, May 15-17, 2011 (co-author).
  • A Topsy Turvy Year for Franchising in Canada, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Newsletter, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 2011 (co-author).
  • Best Practices for the Preparation and Use of a Franchise Disclosure Document, 2010 Ontario Bar Association, Annual Franchise Law Conference, November 4, 2010 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Disclosure (But Were Afraid To Ask), 2009 Canadian Franchise Association Legal Day, March 3, 2009 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Everything’s for Sale, 2009 Ontario Bar Association Joint Subcommittee on Franchising Presentation, May 26, 2009 (co-presenter).