Stephen Nattrass

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Stephen Nattrass

Stephen Nattrass



Stephen Nattrass is the head of the regulations and investigations team in Canada, focusing on a wide variety of regulatory issues, including business ethics and anti-corruption, anti-trust and competition, privacy, international trade and economic sanctions, and procurement.

Mr. Nattrass' practice includes conducting internal investigations, designing and auditing codes of ethics and compliance programs, and training employees and third parties that require compliance with the CFPOA, the Criminal Code, and similar anti-corruption legislation around the world. He has interacted with the RCMP and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada regarding such matters. He has advised on internal investigations that span multiple jurisdictions and involve working with local legal counsel to ensure a coordinated approach with various authorities and other stakeholders. He also represents companies and individuals in audits before multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, and has appeared before the World Bank Sanctions Board.

His competition law experience includes reviews of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Nattrass has also worked on reviewable practices such as refusal to deal and abuse of dominant position, as well as criminal and civil conspiracy, bid-rigging and restraint of trade issues. He has also attended at client offices during dawn raids by the Competition Bureau.

His privacy and anti-spam practice includes reviewing and updating privacy policies, employee handbooks, and procedures to ensure compliance with various federal and provincial privacy statues, with both private sector clients and crown corporations, as well as advising on privacy and data breaches. His access to information work includes both making and defending against requests at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. He also advises on a broad range of privacy and CASL (anti-spam) legislative and regulatory issues.

Mr. Nattrass also regularly advises on economic sanctions and trade issues, including coordinating such advice with colleagues in other jurisdictions so that clients benefit from a coordinated approach.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2010
B.Sc., University of the Fraser Valley, 2006

  • Ontario 2011
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada