Davies' Competition & Foreign Investment Review group is recognized as a leader by clients, peers and third-party organizations. With more competition lawyers ranked by international ratings agencies than any other Canadian law firm, Davies is consistently awarded Chambers Global’s highest ranking, with accolades such as "This top-tier competition practice is distinguished by its deep bench strength, experience working with the Competition Bureau and ability to bridge the Canada-USA gap." Sources have also described our practice as "the crème de la crème – relentlessly focused on excellence".
Our lawyers have earned an outstanding reputation for advising and representing a wide range of international and domestic clients across the full spectrum of competition and foreign investment review matters. We act on many of the most high-profile and complex merger, cartel and monopolization cases, as well as other cutting-edge competition litigation cases brought under various provisions of the Competition Act. We are also counsel in a vast majority of the competition class action proceedings in Canada and regularly counsel clients on advertising, marketing and distribution practices and general competition law compliance. In cooperation with our clients, we develop comprehensive antitrust compliance programs, including seminars, written materials and online resources.
Our dynamic team, led by a former Commissioner of Competition, includes several past members of the Competition Bureau, including a Senior Deputy Commissioner and head of the Mergers Branch. Capitalizing on our collective experience, we are able to provide valuable insight into the enforcement approach taken by the Bureau. Our team also includes several of the country's top litigators who have extensive experience before the Competition Tribunal and at all levels of courts.
Continually at the forefront of emerging trends and developments in both competition legislation and policy, members of our group regularly advise various levels of government, industry regulators and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory place Davies Toronto and Montréal at the centre of their bull’s eyes for corporate transactions, relative to firm size, a category that includes our Competition & Foreign Investment Review practice
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business
- Competition & Antitrust (Band 1 firm)
- Competition & Antitrust: Investment Canada
- Competition & Antitrust: Litigators
GCR 100—Competition & Foreign Investment Review (Elite firm)
Benchmark Canada—Competition & Foreign Investment Review: Ontario
The Legal 500: Canada—Competition & Antitrust (Tier 1 firm)
The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Competition Law: Toronto
The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Competition Law
Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Competition Law: Toronto (Most Frequently Recommended firm)
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Competition/Antitrust Law (Law Firm of the Year 2017)
Who's Who Legal: Canada—Competition
Who's Who Legal: Competition
We are frequently retained by:
- Major domestic and international corporations;
- Leading law firms in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world;
- Government agencies; and
- Trade and industry associations.