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

Confidential Client, 2019

Acting for a confidential client in connection with charges under the Competition Act. Following several pre-trial motions filed on behalf of our client, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ordered a stay of proceedings.

Total System Services Inc. (TSYS), 2019

Acted for Total System Services Inc. (TSYS), a leading global payments provider, on competition matters related to its US$26-billion merger of equals with Global Payments Inc., to create a global technology-enabled payments company.