Competition & Foreign Investment

Our Competition & Foreign Investment Group provides sophisticated, pragmatic advice on major national and international transactions, as well as day-to-day compliance across all industries. On the litigation side, the team handles high stakes exposures in the criminal, regulatory and class action spheres, using dynamic and highly effective courtroom advocacy and a razor-sharp strategic approach.

We are one of the most active transactional law firms in Canada, with a deep understanding of the competitive dynamics of Canada’s major industrial and commercial sectors. As such, we can effectively evaluate and structure transactions to manage the risk of regulatory intervention by the Commissioner of Competition and other governmental agencies. We have also acted on the most noteworthy foreign investment transactions in recent years, representing both Canadian targets and foreign purchasers. Clients also rely on our unique ability to coordinate the increasingly important public relations and government relations aspects of competition and foreign investment review.

Our competition litigation practice is a recognized market leader, with top ranked counsel handling the full spectrum of client issues, from cartel investigations, prosecutions and resolutions, to immunity and leniency applications, to contested mergers and other civilly reviewable matters before the Competition Tribunal, to defence of class actions and other lawsuits alleging competition law violations and economic torts. The team's reputation for vigorous advocacy and strategic focus on our clients’ interests, in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, serves our clients exceedingly well as they face the Competition Bureau, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and class action plaintiffs.

  • Deal of the Year and Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year – The Deal Awards 2020
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Competition/Antitrust
  • Chambers Global 2020 for Competition/Antitrust
  • Global Competition Review's GCR 100 2020 as an "Elite firm" in Competition
  • Merger control matter of the year – Europe – Global Competition Review Awards, 2019
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