Alysha Manji-Knight

Partner

Alysha Manji-Knight

Alysha Manji-Knight

Partner

Alysha’s commercial insight and technical know-how allow her to deliver practical solutions to clients’ critical business matters.

She advises clients on all aspects of competition law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, cartel investigations, reviewable conduct, misleading advertising and litigation. Alysha’s deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements has made her a trusted adviser to clients across a range of industries, including mining, retail, commercial real estate, telecommunications, consumer products and financial services. She also counsels clients on Canadian ownership and control laws as well as privacy matters.

Alysha is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and holds leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Alysha Manji-Knight

Partner

Alysha’s commercial insight and technical know-how allow her to deliver practical solutions to clients’ critical business matters.

She advises clients on all aspects of competition law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, cartel investigations, reviewable conduct, misleading advertising and litigation. Alysha’s deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements has made her a trusted adviser to clients across a range of industries, including mining, retail, commercial real estate, telecommunications, consumer products and financial services. She also counsels clients on Canadian ownership and control laws as well as privacy matters.

Alysha is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and holds leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association.

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Interfor Corporation

Acting for Interfor Corporation in its acquisition for over $325-million of 100% of the equity interests of Kilmer Group-backed Chaleur Forest Products entities.

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Interfor Corporation

Acted for Interfor Corporation in its $490-million acquisition of 100% of the equity interests of Kelso & Company-backed EACOM Timber Corporation.

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acted as Canadian competition counsel for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company focused on rare disorders therapies, in its US$39-billion acquisition by AstraZeneca plc, a UK-based biopharmaceutical company focused on prescription medicines.

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Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc., one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America, in its joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America Inc. whereby each company combined their respective Canadian OCTG/line pipe business into a newly incorporated company, named TriMark Tubulars Ltd.

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TRATON SE

Acted as Canadian competition counsel for TRATON SE, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, in its US$3.7-billion acquisition of Navistar International Corporation, a leading commercial trucks, buses and engines manufacturer.

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Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Acted as Canadian competition counsel to Apollo Global Management, Inc. in its acquisition of a majority stake in ABC Technologies Holdings Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom, technical plastics to the North American light vehicle industry.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in its acquisition of Cape D'Or Holdings Limited, Barrington Terminals Limited and other related holding entities, which operate an independent convenience store and fuel network in Atlantic Canada under the Esso, Wilsons Gas Stops and Go! Store brands.

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Tech Data Corporation and Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Acting as Canadian competition counsel to Tech Data Corporation and Apollo Global Management, Inc. in Tech Data's proposed $7.2-billion merger with SYNNEX Corporation to create the world's largest IT distributor.

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Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in the acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc. of all of Shaw's issued and outstanding Class A and Class B shares in a transaction valued at approximately $26 billion, including debt, representing a significant premium for Shaw's shareholders.

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Round One: Canada Takes a Big Swing At Its Competition Act, with More to Come

Oct. 28, 2022 - In this article originally published in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Magazine Online, Alysha Manji-Knight and Joshua Hollenberg outline significant recent amendments to Canada’s Competition Act, including expanded abuse of dominance provisions, a new private right of...

Speaking Engagement
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Moderator, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Fall Conference, “Women in Competition Law Lunch”; Oct. 20 & 21

Oct. 21, 2022

Speaking Engagement
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Chair and moderator, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, “Fundamentals – Consumer Protection”; Washington, DC

Apr. 06, 2022

Article
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The Digital Markets and Competition Enforcement Guide, Canada chapter, co-author

Dec. 07, 2021 - Global Competition Review, First Edition (Law Business Research)
Download the article.

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Antitrust Implications for Acquisitions in Canada in the Wake of COVID-19 and Beyond, co-author

Mar. 23, 2021 - American Bar Association

Speaking Engagement
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Session chair and moderator, American Bar Association, 69th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, “Fundamentals – Consumer Protection”; Webcast

Mar. 23, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Women’s Network and Osgoode Business Law Society, “Women in Business Law Panel”; Webcast

Feb. 24, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, “Defanging the FAANGs – Why the Focus on Big Tech?”; Webcast

Jan. 29, 2021

Bulletin
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Where Things Stand: Update on the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020 - In our November 20 privacy update, we flagged key elements of Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, a bill that was introduced on November 17, 2020 by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains. Bill C-11 had one day of debate on second reading, on...

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Who’s Who Legal: Competition—Future Leaders

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2014

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2013
McGill University, BSc, 2008

Professional Affiliations
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American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Legal Professional Alliance
South Asian Bar Association

Community Involvement
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American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Consumer Protection Committee, vice-chair
American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Antitrust Committee, vice-chair
Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, International Committee, former chair
Ismaili Volunteer Corps.

Alysha’s commercial insight and technical know-how allow her to deliver practical solutions to clients’ critical business matters.

She advises clients on all aspects of competition law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, cartel investigations, reviewable conduct, misleading advertising and litigation. Alysha’s deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements has made her a trusted adviser to clients across a range of industries, including mining, retail, commercial real estate, telecommunications, consumer products and financial services. She also counsels clients on Canadian ownership and control laws as well as privacy matters.

Alysha is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and holds leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Interfor Corporation

Acting for Interfor Corporation in its acquisition for over $325-million of 100% of the equity interests of Kilmer Group-backed Chaleur Forest Products entities.

Interfor Corporation

Acted for Interfor Corporation in its $490-million acquisition of 100% of the equity interests of Kelso & Company-backed EACOM Timber Corporation.

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acted as Canadian competition counsel for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company focused on rare disorders therapies, in its US$39-billion acquisition by AstraZeneca plc, a UK-based biopharmaceutical company focused on prescription medicines.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc., one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America, in its joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America Inc. whereby each company combined their respective Canadian OCTG/line pipe business into a newly incorporated company, named TriMark Tubulars Ltd.

TRATON SE

Acted as Canadian competition counsel for TRATON SE, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, in its US$3.7-billion acquisition of Navistar International Corporation, a leading commercial trucks, buses and engines manufacturer.

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Acted as Canadian competition counsel to Apollo Global Management, Inc. in its acquisition of a majority stake in ABC Technologies Holdings Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom, technical plastics to the North American light vehicle industry.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in its acquisition of Cape D'Or Holdings Limited, Barrington Terminals Limited and other related holding entities, which operate an independent convenience store and fuel network in Atlantic Canada under the Esso, Wilsons Gas Stops and Go! Store brands.

Tech Data Corporation and Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Acting as Canadian competition counsel to Tech Data Corporation and Apollo Global Management, Inc. in Tech Data's proposed $7.2-billion merger with SYNNEX Corporation to create the world's largest IT distributor.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in the acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc. of all of Shaw's issued and outstanding Class A and Class B shares in a transaction valued at approximately $26 billion, including debt, representing a significant premium for Shaw's shareholders.

Article

Round One: Canada Takes a Big Swing At Its Competition Act, with More to Come

Oct. 28, 2022 - In this article originally published in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Magazine Online, Alysha Manji-Knight and Joshua Hollenberg outline significant recent amendments to Canada’s Competition Act, including expanded abuse of dominance provisions, a new private right of...

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Fall Conference, “Women in Competition Law Lunch”; Oct. 20 & 21

Oct. 21, 2022

Speaking Engagement

Chair and moderator, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, “Fundamentals – Consumer Protection”; Washington, DC

Apr. 06, 2022

Article

The Digital Markets and Competition Enforcement Guide, Canada chapter, co-author

Dec. 07, 2021 - Global Competition Review, First Edition (Law Business Research)
Download the article.

Article

Antitrust Implications for Acquisitions in Canada in the Wake of COVID-19 and Beyond, co-author

Mar. 23, 2021 - American Bar Association

Speaking Engagement

Session chair and moderator, American Bar Association, 69th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, “Fundamentals – Consumer Protection”; Webcast

Mar. 23, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Women’s Network and Osgoode Business Law Society, “Women in Business Law Panel”; Webcast

Feb. 24, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, “Defanging the FAANGs – Why the Focus on Big Tech?”; Webcast

Jan. 29, 2021

Bulletin

Where Things Stand: Update on the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020 - In our November 20 privacy update, we flagged key elements of Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, a bill that was introduced on November 17, 2020 by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains. Bill C-11 had one day of debate on second reading, on...

Who’s Who Legal: Competition—Future Leaders

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2014

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2013
McGill University, BSc, 2008

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Legal Professional Alliance
South Asian Bar Association

Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Consumer Protection Committee, vice-chair
American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Antitrust Committee, vice-chair
Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, International Committee, former chair
Ismaili Volunteer Corps.