Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Faced with heightened scrutiny of competitive practices around the globe, business leaders want to avoid challenges from the authorities – or respond swiftly if they happen. Our unrivalled team takes on the toughest assignments and develops strategies that work.

Leading businesses in Canada and internationally turn to our lawyers for their most demanding merger, cartel and antitrust cases. From Monsanto Company’s US$66-billion acquisition by Bayer AG to Rogers Communications’ premium text services case, we’ve shown that we can navigate and resolve complex issues to meet our clients’ objectives.

Our team includes some of the most highly regarded lawyers in the field. At the forefront of developments in Canada’s competition landscape, we give you indispensable insight into the Competition Bureau’s enforcement approach. And when disputes arise, our top litigators bring extensive experience before the Competition Tribunal and at all levels of courts to win your case.

Across the spectrum of competition and foreign investment issues – from merger reviews to ongoing compliance programs – our team combines cutting-edge knowledge with practical strategies to overcome the most complicated challenges.

Representative Work

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 2019

Acted for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, an intervener, in appeals decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on September 20, 2019, arising from class action proceedings alleging a global, criminal price-fixing cartel in respect of optical disc drives, which clarified the standard for class certification in competition class actions, and settled long-standing issues concerning the applicability of limitation periods to the cause of action under s. 36 of the Competition Act and whether "umbrella purchasers" have a cause of action.

The Blackstone Group Inc., 2019

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.