Milos Barutciski  


Executive Summary

Milos Barutciski has helped define international trade practice in Canada throughout his 30+ year career advising clients in all aspects of international regulation and compliance. He brings incomparable wealth of experience to all client matters, offering strategic and inventive advice with a business-focused acumen second-to-none.

Milos has represented Canadian and international clients in matters relating to trade and investment law including NAFTA and WTO matters, export controls and sanctions, foreign corrupt practices, product regulation, customs laws and international dispute settlement, as well as foreign investment review and competition law.

His clients include Fortune 500 and leading international and Canadian companies whom he has represented in anticorruption, export control, sanctions and cartel investigations across five continents. These matters include investigations by Canadian authorities (RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Competition Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, etc.), as well as investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the European Commission and the World Bank's Integrity Vice-Presidency.

As a leading lawyer in the industry, Milos has been retained by several Canadian government agencies in relation to international compliance matters. He was also engaged by the Government of Canada (1994-1995) to negotiate competition law cooperation agreements with the U.S. and the E.U. and by The World Bank (1996-1999) to advise on regulatory reform in the Middle East and Africa. Milos has testified before federal and provincial Parliamentary Committees and has been invited to address WTO and NAFTA Working Groups, trade officials of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India, and foreign business organizations on international business matters.

Milos is a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce. He chairs the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Task Force on Bribery and Corruption of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. Milos is a Past President of the International Law Association (London, UK), a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Past Chair of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 and previous editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO; Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of Best Lawyers in Canada (International Trade and Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2019 and previous editions of The Legal 500 (International Trade).
  • Recognized in the 2019 and previous editions of The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory (International Trade Regulation).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of the Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Recognized by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized in the 2018 and previous editions of Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO).
  • Recognized in the current edition of Global Investigations Review 100 as prominent investigations practitioner.
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal as leading investigations lawyer.