Adam F. Fanaki

Partner

Adam F. Fanaki

Adam F. Fanaki

Partner

“The best in the business in Canada. He is very knowledgeable but unusually practical for a lawyer in a specialized area.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Adam advises on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers, cartel investigations, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters. He has acted as lead counsel in a number of the most significant competition cases in Canada. Adam has also represented parties in litigated proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and other complex proceedings at all levels of court in Canada, including class actions.

Before joining our firm, Adam acted as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition and head of the Mergers Branch at the Canadian Competition Bureau. He previously acted as the Special Counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition and in this capacity held primary responsibility for the design and implementation of major reforms to the Competition Act.

Adam is co-chair of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council. He has authored numerous papers and testified before parliamentary and Senate committees on issues of competition policy.

Adam F. Fanaki

Partner

“The best in the business in Canada. He is very knowledgeable but unusually practical for a lawyer in a specialized area.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Adam advises on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers, cartel investigations, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters. He has acted as lead counsel in a number of the most significant competition cases in Canada. Adam has also represented parties in litigated proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and other complex proceedings at all levels of court in Canada, including class actions.

Before joining our firm, Adam acted as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition and head of the Mergers Branch at the Canadian Competition Bureau. He previously acted as the Special Counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition and in this capacity held primary responsibility for the design and implementation of major reforms to the Competition Act.

Adam is co-chair of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council. He has authored numerous papers and testified before parliamentary and Senate committees on issues of competition policy.

ESCO Corporation

Acted for ESCO Corporation, the world's leading provider of ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure, on competition matters in its US$1.3-billion acquisition by The Weir Group PLC.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management, to Scotiabank.

McKesson Canada

Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Sherwin-Williams Company on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$11.3-billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation.

Iron Mountain Incorporated

Acted for Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) in connection with the divestiture of certain records and information management assets in the United States and Canada to Arkive, Inc., a portfolio company of the U.S.-based private equity firm, Summit Park Partners. The U.S. Department of Justice and Canadian Competition Bureau required these assets to be divested following IRM's US$2-billion acquisition of Recall Holdings Ltd.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Apollo Global Management LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Apollo Global Management LLC on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Apollo's US$7-billion acquisition of electronic security company ADT Corp.

Pfizer Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Pfizer Inc. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Pfizer's proposed US$160-billion acquisition of Allergan Plc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Teva's US$40.5-billion acquisition of Allergan Plc's generic pharmaceuticals business.

The Blackstone Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate's assets in a transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion.

Actavis plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Actavis plc on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$66 billion acquisition of Allergan, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Pfizer Inc. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its $17-billion acquisition of Hospira Inc., a leading provider of injectable drugs, infusion technologies and biosimilars.

Staples, Inc.

Acted for Staples, Inc. with respect to Canadian regulatory matters in connection with its proposed $6.3-billion acquisition of Office Depot, Inc.

Just Energy Group, Inc.

Acted for Just Energy Group, Inc. with respect to competition matters in its sale of National Energy Corporation, its water heater and HVAC home services business, to Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership for $505 million.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its $650-million purchase of the Hudson's Bay downtown Toronto flagship retail complex and the Simpson's Tower located at 401 Bay Street. HBC will lease the entire retail and office complex back for a base term of 25 years with renewal options for a term of just under 50 years.

National Energy Corporation

Acted for National Energy Corporation (operating as National Home Services) with respect to a private action before the Ontario Superior Court concerning allegations of misleading advertising contrary to the Competition Act. The claim was brought by Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a competitor to National and a respondent in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal in one of Canada's significant abuse of dominance cases.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Acted as Canadian Counsel for Archer Daniels Midland Company with respect to competition matters in its proposed A$2.3 billion acquisition of GrainCorp Limited.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, along with related governance and shareholder arrangements.

Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Acted for WM Québec Inc., an affiliate of Waste Management, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America, in connection with the acquisition of the RCI Group, the leading integrated waste management group in the Province of Québec.

Waste Management, Inc.

Acted for Waste Management, Inc. with respect to the acquisition of RCI Environnement Inc., including extensive negotiations regarding a consensual remedy to the Competition Bureau's concerns. This matter was one of the most significant merger reviews undertaken by the Competition Bureau in 2013 and one of only two merger transactions in 2013 that was resolved through a Consent Agreement.

Sanofi S.A.

Acting for France-based pharmaceutical company, Sanofi S.A. on Canadian regulatory issues arising from the restructuring of its 15-year alliance agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company, in response to lost exclusivity on two of Sanofi's major drugs, Plavix® and Avapro®/Avalide®.

Apollo Global Management

Acted for Apollo Global Management with respect to Canadian regulatory matters in connection with its $2.5-billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.'s education division.

Square, Inc.

Acted for Square, Inc. in connection with the expansion into Canada of its electronic payment service that allows users to accept credit card payments through their mobile devices.

Commissioner of Competition

Acted for the Commissioner of Competition, the Head of the Canadian Competition Bureau, in the first challenge ever brought under the civil price maintenance provisions of the Competition Act alleging that the merchant rules of Visa and MasterCard are unlawful. This is one of the most significant proceedings to be brought before the Competition Tribunal in recent years, and resulted in a lengthy trial before the Tribunal.

Getty Images, Inc.

Acted for Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, in its $3.3 billion sale by Hellman & Friedman to a partnership comprised of global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and Getty Images management.

Kaycan, Ltd.

Acted for Kaycan, Ltd. in connection with its agreement with Pfleiderer Canada Inc. to buy Uniboard Canada Inc. with its North American Particleboard, MDF, thermally fused melamine and laminate flooring facilities.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Acted for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Sun-Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company class action appeal, the leading Canadian case regarding competition class actions. The Supreme Court's decision on these appeals could potentially bar all indirect purchaser class actions in Canada and may also significantly raise the evidentiary standard for certification. This decision will be the most important development in the evolution of competition class actions in Canada.

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Acted for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. on Canadian regulatory matters in connection with the $2.6 billion acquisition of Dollar Thrifty by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to form one of North America's largest car rental agencies. Davies also acted for Dollar Thrifty on regulatory matters arising from a rival bid for Dollar Thrifty by the Avis Budget Group Inc.

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2018 Edition

Mar. 23, 2018 - The regulatory landscape for foreign investments in Canada is constantly evolving. As a regular adviser on matters relating to the Investment Canada Act (ICA), Davies has updated this informative guide for foreign investors and their advisers, which provides an overview of the ICA and how...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2018

Jan. 31, 2018 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2017 will influence these areas of the law in 2018. We discuss below the top issues and trends to watch for this year. New Leadership at the Bureau and a Year of...

Article

International Merger Enforcement — A Canadian Context

June 01, 2017 - This article, which was originally published on the CompLaw Blog, explores the different conclusions Canada and the U.S. arrived at in the review of that transaction and how the two countries differ on industrial review. This paper presented at the Antitrust in the Americas Conference of the...

In the News

Executive Insight: Canadian Companies Learn to Pre-empt Competition Concerns

Sept. 01, 2016 - On August 24, The Globe and Mail published an article recognizing Davies partner Adam Fanaki as a competition expert who “wrote the rules on Canadian competition law. ” The article explores Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ’s recent US$4.4-billion acquisition of Texas-based CST Brands, Inc. ...

Article

Common Law Conspiracy and Other Economic Torts

Oct. 28, 2015 - This chapter from Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law, 3rd edition, provides a brief overview of the economic torts most relevant to competition; namely, the tort of civil conspiracy, unlawful interference with economic relations and unlawful restraint of trade. Download this...

Bulletin

Canadian Government Announces Changes to Foreign Investment Review Regime

Mar. 26, 2015 - On March 25, 2015, the Canadian government announced that it would implement long-awaited changes to Canada’s foreign investment review regime under the Investment Canada Act (ICA). These changes will significantly alter the threshold used in most transactions to determine whether foreign...

In the News

Canada Clears Media Deal After Lengthy Probe – Global Competition Review

Mar. 26, 2015 - Davies partner Adam Fanaki comments on the Competition Bureau’s analysis regarding Postmedia’s proposed acquisition of Quebecor Media’s English language Sun newspapers. Read the article published by Postmedia, which discusses the Bureau’s position on Canada’s media market.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Competition/Antitrust (Band 1); Competition/Antitrust: Litigators

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Competition/Antitrust (Band 1); Competition/Antitrust: Litigators

GCR 100 Canada: A Guide to the World’s Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices—Competition and Foreign Investment Review

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

The Legal 500 Canada—Competition and Antitrust (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Competition Law

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Regulatory

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Competition Law (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Competition/Antitrust Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Competition; Who’s Who Legal: Competition

Expert Guides—Competition and Antitrust

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

King’s College London, MA (European Competition Law), 2007
University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction), 1994
University of Western Ontario, BA, 1991

Community Involvement

C.D. Howe Institute, Competition Policy Council, co-chair
Canadian Bar Association, Legislation and Competition Policy Committee, former chair

Teaching Engagements

Adam has been an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School and a lecturer at Western Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

“The best in the business in Canada. He is very knowledgeable but unusually practical for a lawyer in a specialized area.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Adam advises on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers, cartel investigations, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters. He has acted as lead counsel in a number of the most significant competition cases in Canada. Adam has also represented parties in litigated proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and other complex proceedings at all levels of court in Canada, including class actions.

Before joining our firm, Adam acted as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition and head of the Mergers Branch at the Canadian Competition Bureau. He previously acted as the Special Counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition and in this capacity held primary responsibility for the design and implementation of major reforms to the Competition Act.

Adam is co-chair of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council. He has authored numerous papers and testified before parliamentary and Senate committees on issues of competition policy.

ESCO Corporation

Acted for ESCO Corporation, the world's leading provider of ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure, on competition matters in its US$1.3-billion acquisition by The Weir Group PLC.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management, to Scotiabank.

McKesson Canada

Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Sherwin-Williams Company on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$11.3-billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation.

Iron Mountain Incorporated

Acted for Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) in connection with the divestiture of certain records and information management assets in the United States and Canada to Arkive, Inc., a portfolio company of the U.S.-based private equity firm, Summit Park Partners. The U.S. Department of Justice and Canadian Competition Bureau required these assets to be divested following IRM's US$2-billion acquisition of Recall Holdings Ltd.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Apollo Global Management LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Apollo Global Management LLC on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Apollo's US$7-billion acquisition of electronic security company ADT Corp.

Pfizer Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Pfizer Inc. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Pfizer's proposed US$160-billion acquisition of Allergan Plc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with Teva's US$40.5-billion acquisition of Allergan Plc's generic pharmaceuticals business.

The Blackstone Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate's assets in a transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion.

Actavis plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Actavis plc on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$66 billion acquisition of Allergan, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Pfizer Inc. on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its $17-billion acquisition of Hospira Inc., a leading provider of injectable drugs, infusion technologies and biosimilars.

Staples, Inc.

Acted for Staples, Inc. with respect to Canadian regulatory matters in connection with its proposed $6.3-billion acquisition of Office Depot, Inc.

Just Energy Group, Inc.

Acted for Just Energy Group, Inc. with respect to competition matters in its sale of National Energy Corporation, its water heater and HVAC home services business, to Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership for $505 million.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its $650-million purchase of the Hudson's Bay downtown Toronto flagship retail complex and the Simpson's Tower located at 401 Bay Street. HBC will lease the entire retail and office complex back for a base term of 25 years with renewal options for a term of just under 50 years.

National Energy Corporation

Acted for National Energy Corporation (operating as National Home Services) with respect to a private action before the Ontario Superior Court concerning allegations of misleading advertising contrary to the Competition Act. The claim was brought by Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a competitor to National and a respondent in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal in one of Canada's significant abuse of dominance cases.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Acted as Canadian Counsel for Archer Daniels Midland Company with respect to competition matters in its proposed A$2.3 billion acquisition of GrainCorp Limited.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, along with related governance and shareholder arrangements.

Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Acted for WM Québec Inc., an affiliate of Waste Management, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America, in connection with the acquisition of the RCI Group, the leading integrated waste management group in the Province of Québec.

Waste Management, Inc.

Acted for Waste Management, Inc. with respect to the acquisition of RCI Environnement Inc., including extensive negotiations regarding a consensual remedy to the Competition Bureau's concerns. This matter was one of the most significant merger reviews undertaken by the Competition Bureau in 2013 and one of only two merger transactions in 2013 that was resolved through a Consent Agreement.

Sanofi S.A.

Acting for France-based pharmaceutical company, Sanofi S.A. on Canadian regulatory issues arising from the restructuring of its 15-year alliance agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company, in response to lost exclusivity on two of Sanofi's major drugs, Plavix® and Avapro®/Avalide®.

Apollo Global Management

Acted for Apollo Global Management with respect to Canadian regulatory matters in connection with its $2.5-billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.'s education division.

Square, Inc.

Acted for Square, Inc. in connection with the expansion into Canada of its electronic payment service that allows users to accept credit card payments through their mobile devices.

Commissioner of Competition

Acted for the Commissioner of Competition, the Head of the Canadian Competition Bureau, in the first challenge ever brought under the civil price maintenance provisions of the Competition Act alleging that the merchant rules of Visa and MasterCard are unlawful. This is one of the most significant proceedings to be brought before the Competition Tribunal in recent years, and resulted in a lengthy trial before the Tribunal.

Getty Images, Inc.

Acted for Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, in its $3.3 billion sale by Hellman & Friedman to a partnership comprised of global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and Getty Images management.

Kaycan, Ltd.

Acted for Kaycan, Ltd. in connection with its agreement with Pfleiderer Canada Inc. to buy Uniboard Canada Inc. with its North American Particleboard, MDF, thermally fused melamine and laminate flooring facilities.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Acted for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Sun-Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company class action appeal, the leading Canadian case regarding competition class actions. The Supreme Court's decision on these appeals could potentially bar all indirect purchaser class actions in Canada and may also significantly raise the evidentiary standard for certification. This decision will be the most important development in the evolution of competition class actions in Canada.

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Acted for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. on Canadian regulatory matters in connection with the $2.6 billion acquisition of Dollar Thrifty by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to form one of North America's largest car rental agencies. Davies also acted for Dollar Thrifty on regulatory matters arising from a rival bid for Dollar Thrifty by the Avis Budget Group Inc.

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2018 Edition

Mar. 23, 2018 - The regulatory landscape for foreign investments in Canada is constantly evolving. As a regular adviser on matters relating to the Investment Canada Act (ICA), Davies has updated this informative guide for foreign investors and their advisers, which provides an overview of the ICA and how...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2018

Jan. 31, 2018 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2017 will influence these areas of the law in 2018. We discuss below the top issues and trends to watch for this year. New Leadership at the Bureau and a Year of...

Article

International Merger Enforcement — A Canadian Context

June 01, 2017 - This article, which was originally published on the CompLaw Blog, explores the different conclusions Canada and the U.S. arrived at in the review of that transaction and how the two countries differ on industrial review. This paper presented at the Antitrust in the Americas Conference of the...

In the News

Executive Insight: Canadian Companies Learn to Pre-empt Competition Concerns

Sept. 01, 2016 - On August 24, The Globe and Mail published an article recognizing Davies partner Adam Fanaki as a competition expert who “wrote the rules on Canadian competition law. ” The article explores Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ’s recent US$4.4-billion acquisition of Texas-based CST Brands, Inc. ...

Article

Common Law Conspiracy and Other Economic Torts

Oct. 28, 2015 - This chapter from Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law, 3rd edition, provides a brief overview of the economic torts most relevant to competition; namely, the tort of civil conspiracy, unlawful interference with economic relations and unlawful restraint of trade. Download this...

Bulletin

Canadian Government Announces Changes to Foreign Investment Review Regime

Mar. 26, 2015 - On March 25, 2015, the Canadian government announced that it would implement long-awaited changes to Canada’s foreign investment review regime under the Investment Canada Act (ICA). These changes will significantly alter the threshold used in most transactions to determine whether foreign...

In the News

Canada Clears Media Deal After Lengthy Probe – Global Competition Review

Mar. 26, 2015 - Davies partner Adam Fanaki comments on the Competition Bureau’s analysis regarding Postmedia’s proposed acquisition of Quebecor Media’s English language Sun newspapers. Read the article published by Postmedia, which discusses the Bureau’s position on Canada’s media market.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Competition/Antitrust (Band 1); Competition/Antitrust: Litigators

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Competition/Antitrust (Band 1); Competition/Antitrust: Litigators

GCR 100 Canada: A Guide to the World’s Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices—Competition and Foreign Investment Review

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star); Securities (Litigation Star)

The Legal 500 Canada—Competition and Antitrust (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Competition Law

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Regulatory

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Competition Law (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Competition/Antitrust Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Competition; Who’s Who Legal: Competition

Expert Guides—Competition and Antitrust

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

King’s College London, MA (European Competition Law), 2007
University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction), 1994
University of Western Ontario, BA, 1991

Community Involvement

C.D. Howe Institute, Competition Policy Council, co-chair
Canadian Bar Association, Legislation and Competition Policy Committee, former chair

Teaching Engagements

Adam has been an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School and a lecturer at Western Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Queen’s University Faculty of Law.