Jim Dinning

Partner

Jim Dinning

Jim Dinning

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2008

Jim gets results for clients because of his keen business sense and deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements.

Leading companies in Canada and abroad turn to Jim for their most critical regulatory and investigative matters. He advises on mergers, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, foreign investment review, broadcasting and telecommunications law, and misleading advertising matters. Clients across a wide range of industries – including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, natural resources, consumer products, financial services and retail – trust Jim to focus on the most important issues in their transactions.

Jim writes widely on competition law matters and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Jim Dinning

Partner

Jim gets results for clients because of his keen business sense and deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements.

Leading companies in Canada and abroad turn to Jim for their most critical regulatory and investigative matters. He advises on mergers, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, foreign investment review, broadcasting and telecommunications law, and misleading advertising matters. Clients across a wide range of industries – including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, natural resources, consumer products, financial services and retail – trust Jim to focus on the most important issues in their transactions.

Jim writes widely on competition law matters and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Aecon Group Inc.

Acting for Aecon Group Inc., a leading provider of Canadian construction services, in its proposed $1.5-billion acquisition by CCCC International Holding Limited, the overseas investment and financing arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited. The transaction allows Aecon to gain significant capabilities and financial strength by joining the world's largest network of engineering and construction companies.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Acted as co-counsel for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in respect of trade-mark claims and antitrust defences against certain provincial Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant institutes in Federal Court.

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.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its $1.005-billion sale of a 50% interest in the Zaldívar copper mine in Chile to Chile-based Antofagasta Plc and related joint venture arrangements.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. (Fortis) and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its commercial real estate portfolio to Slate Office REIT for $430 million.  The portfolio comprises 2.8 million square feet of leasable space located in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and includes the Delta Brunswick hotel in Saint John.  Davies also acted for Fortis in connection with its related $35 million investment in trust units of Slate Office REIT.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

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.

Canadian Real Estate Association

Acting for the Canadian Real Estate Association, an intervenor in proceedings brought by the Commissioner of Competition against the Toronto Real Estate Board, including a hearing and rehearing before the Competition Tribunal in 2012 and 2015, and an appeal currently pending before the Federal Court of Appeal. Issues include privacy rights of consumers, copyright protection in property information databases and whether certain rules on the display of certain property information on portions of an internet website amounted to abuse of dominance.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Acted as Canadian counsel to ZF Friedrichshafen AG on competition and other regulatory matters in its acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for approximately US$12.1 billion.

Apollo Global Management, LLC and Jupiter Resources Inc.

Acted for Apollo Global Management, LLC and Jupiter Resources Inc. (a portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo) on competition and foreign investment matters in Jupiter's proposed acquisition of the Bighorn area properties and related assets from Encana Corporation for a purchase price of approximately $2 billion.

TransForce Inc.

Acted for TransForce Inc. with respect to competition and other regulatory matters in its acquisition of Contrans Group Inc. for a total equity purchase price of approximately $495 million.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The firm also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition, through the issuance of $250 million of trust units to Ivanhoé Cambridge by way of private placement, the issuance of $250 million of trust units to the public by way of a bought deal, the establishment of new unsecured bridge facilities of up to $850 million, a $100-million unsecured credit facility, and mortgage financings of $250 million.

Actavis plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Actavis plc on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$28-billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $228-million acquisition of a portfolio of 11 office properties in the Greater Toronto Area and in Montréal from Redbourne Realty Fund.

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.

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.

Glencore and Xstrata plc

Acted for Xstrata plc on Canadian matters, and for Glencore and Xstrata plc on Canadian regulatory matters, in relation to the acquisition by Glencore of the remaining stake in Xstrata, to create a major natural resources group with a combined equity market value of US$90 billion.

Corus Entertainment Inc.

Acted for Corus Entertainment Inc. with respect to the regulatory aspects of its acquisition from Bell Media of interests in certain TV (Teletoon, Historia & Séries+) and radio assets in Ottawa currently held by Astral Media, Inc. The combined acquisition price for these assets is $494 million.

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 the past year and one of only two merger transactions in the past two years that was resolved through a Consent Agreement.

BHP Billiton

Acted for BHP Billiton in connection with the sale of its diamond business, comprising its controlling interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and its Diamonds Marketing operations in Belgium, to Dominion Diamond Mines Ltd. for an aggregate cash consideration of US$500 million.

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Spectrum Brands, Inc. in connection with its US$1.4 billion acquisition of the global Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. with respect to competition and regulatory matters in connection with its joint acquisition with Bell Canada of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Google Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Google Inc. on competition and other regulatory matters in connection with its US$12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited in the sale of its Rig Management Group, with drilling rigs in Oman, Pakistan and Venezuela, to Saxon Energy Services.

United Technologies Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel to United Technologies Corporation on competition and other regulatory matters in connection with its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation in a deal valued at US$16.5 billion.

Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

Acted for Wal-Mart Canada Corp. in connection with the acquisition of leases for 39 store locations occupied by Zellers from Target Canada.

Minmetals Resources Limited

Acted for Minmetals Resources Limited in connection with its $6.3-billion all-cash unsolicited takeover bid for Equinox Minerals Limited.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Acted for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a significant shareholder of Sirius Canada Inc., in connection with the merger between Sirius Canada Inc. and Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. in a transaction valued at $520 million.

Canada Pipe Company Ltd.

Acted for Canada Pipe Company Ltd. before the Competition Tribunal, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada with respect to the only fully contested abuse of dominance case to be decided in Canada in more than 15 years. This matter was decided in favour of Canada Pipe following a lengthy trial in the Competition Tribunal and against Canada Pipe in the Federal Court of Appeal. The matter was eventually resolved through a negotiated Consent Agreement in December 2007.

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2017 Edition

Sept. 21, 2017 - 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...

In the News

Jim Dinning Comments on Influencer Sponsorships

July 13, 2017 - Davies partner Jim Dinning was quoted in a CBC article about a growing trend among Canadian athletes and other influencers who are tagging paid social media posts with #sponsored or #ad on their feeds. The rise of influencers making sponsored posts has highlighted the lack of clarity regarding how...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2017

Jan. 20, 2017 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2016 will influence these areas of the law in 2017. We discuss below the top issues and trends to watch for this year. Liberalization of Canada’s Foreign Investment...

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2016 Edition

June 08, 2016 - The regulatory landscape for foreign investments in Canada is constantly evolving. As a regular adviser on matters relating to the ICA, Davies has updated this informative guide for foreign investors and their advisers, which provides an overview of the ICA and how it is applied. Topics addressed...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2016

Jan. 18, 2016 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2015 will influence these areas of the law in 2016. Our top issues and trends to watch for this year include the following: The impact of the new federal government. ...

Article

Canadian Pre-Merger Notification: Overview

June 22, 2015 - The Competition Act R.S.C. 1985, c. C34 (Competition Act) requires that mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations that meet certain prescribed thresholds be notified to the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner), who is the head of the federal Competition Bureau...

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...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008

Education

University of Toronto, JD, 2007
University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (Economics), 2004

Jim gets results for clients because of his keen business sense and deep knowledge of complex regulatory requirements.

Leading companies in Canada and abroad turn to Jim for their most critical regulatory and investigative matters. He advises on mergers, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, foreign investment review, broadcasting and telecommunications law, and misleading advertising matters. Clients across a wide range of industries – including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, natural resources, consumer products, financial services and retail – trust Jim to focus on the most important issues in their transactions.

Jim writes widely on competition law matters and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Aecon Group Inc.

Acting for Aecon Group Inc., a leading provider of Canadian construction services, in its proposed $1.5-billion acquisition by CCCC International Holding Limited, the overseas investment and financing arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited. The transaction allows Aecon to gain significant capabilities and financial strength by joining the world's largest network of engineering and construction companies.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Acted as co-counsel for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in respect of trade-mark claims and antitrust defences against certain provincial Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant institutes in Federal Court.

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.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its $1.005-billion sale of a 50% interest in the Zaldívar copper mine in Chile to Chile-based Antofagasta Plc and related joint venture arrangements.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. (Fortis) and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its commercial real estate portfolio to Slate Office REIT for $430 million.  The portfolio comprises 2.8 million square feet of leasable space located in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and includes the Delta Brunswick hotel in Saint John.  Davies also acted for Fortis in connection with its related $35 million investment in trust units of Slate Office REIT.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

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.

Canadian Real Estate Association

Acting for the Canadian Real Estate Association, an intervenor in proceedings brought by the Commissioner of Competition against the Toronto Real Estate Board, including a hearing and rehearing before the Competition Tribunal in 2012 and 2015, and an appeal currently pending before the Federal Court of Appeal. Issues include privacy rights of consumers, copyright protection in property information databases and whether certain rules on the display of certain property information on portions of an internet website amounted to abuse of dominance.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Acted as Canadian counsel to ZF Friedrichshafen AG on competition and other regulatory matters in its acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for approximately US$12.1 billion.

Apollo Global Management, LLC and Jupiter Resources Inc.

Acted for Apollo Global Management, LLC and Jupiter Resources Inc. (a portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo) on competition and foreign investment matters in Jupiter's proposed acquisition of the Bighorn area properties and related assets from Encana Corporation for a purchase price of approximately $2 billion.

TransForce Inc.

Acted for TransForce Inc. with respect to competition and other regulatory matters in its acquisition of Contrans Group Inc. for a total equity purchase price of approximately $495 million.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The firm also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition, through the issuance of $250 million of trust units to Ivanhoé Cambridge by way of private placement, the issuance of $250 million of trust units to the public by way of a bought deal, the establishment of new unsecured bridge facilities of up to $850 million, a $100-million unsecured credit facility, and mortgage financings of $250 million.

Actavis plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Actavis plc on competition and regulatory matters in connection with its US$28-billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $228-million acquisition of a portfolio of 11 office properties in the Greater Toronto Area and in Montréal from Redbourne Realty Fund.

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.

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.

Glencore and Xstrata plc

Acted for Xstrata plc on Canadian matters, and for Glencore and Xstrata plc on Canadian regulatory matters, in relation to the acquisition by Glencore of the remaining stake in Xstrata, to create a major natural resources group with a combined equity market value of US$90 billion.

Corus Entertainment Inc.

Acted for Corus Entertainment Inc. with respect to the regulatory aspects of its acquisition from Bell Media of interests in certain TV (Teletoon, Historia & Séries+) and radio assets in Ottawa currently held by Astral Media, Inc. The combined acquisition price for these assets is $494 million.

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 the past year and one of only two merger transactions in the past two years that was resolved through a Consent Agreement.

BHP Billiton

Acted for BHP Billiton in connection with the sale of its diamond business, comprising its controlling interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and its Diamonds Marketing operations in Belgium, to Dominion Diamond Mines Ltd. for an aggregate cash consideration of US$500 million.

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Spectrum Brands, Inc. in connection with its US$1.4 billion acquisition of the global Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. with respect to competition and regulatory matters in connection with its joint acquisition with Bell Canada of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Google Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Google Inc. on competition and other regulatory matters in connection with its US$12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited in the sale of its Rig Management Group, with drilling rigs in Oman, Pakistan and Venezuela, to Saxon Energy Services.

United Technologies Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel to United Technologies Corporation on competition and other regulatory matters in connection with its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation in a deal valued at US$16.5 billion.

Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

Acted for Wal-Mart Canada Corp. in connection with the acquisition of leases for 39 store locations occupied by Zellers from Target Canada.

Minmetals Resources Limited

Acted for Minmetals Resources Limited in connection with its $6.3-billion all-cash unsolicited takeover bid for Equinox Minerals Limited.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Acted for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a significant shareholder of Sirius Canada Inc., in connection with the merger between Sirius Canada Inc. and Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. in a transaction valued at $520 million.

Canada Pipe Company Ltd.

Acted for Canada Pipe Company Ltd. before the Competition Tribunal, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada with respect to the only fully contested abuse of dominance case to be decided in Canada in more than 15 years. This matter was decided in favour of Canada Pipe following a lengthy trial in the Competition Tribunal and against Canada Pipe in the Federal Court of Appeal. The matter was eventually resolved through a negotiated Consent Agreement in December 2007.

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2017 Edition

Sept. 21, 2017 - 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...

In the News

Jim Dinning Comments on Influencer Sponsorships

July 13, 2017 - Davies partner Jim Dinning was quoted in a CBC article about a growing trend among Canadian athletes and other influencers who are tagging paid social media posts with #sponsored or #ad on their feeds. The rise of influencers making sponsored posts has highlighted the lack of clarity regarding how...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2017

Jan. 20, 2017 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2016 will influence these areas of the law in 2017. We discuss below the top issues and trends to watch for this year. Liberalization of Canada’s Foreign Investment...

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2016 Edition

June 08, 2016 - The regulatory landscape for foreign investments in Canada is constantly evolving. As a regular adviser on matters relating to the ICA, Davies has updated this informative guide for foreign investors and their advisers, which provides an overview of the ICA and how it is applied. Topics addressed...

Bulletin

Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2016

Jan. 18, 2016 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2015 will influence these areas of the law in 2016. Our top issues and trends to watch for this year include the following: The impact of the new federal government. ...

Article

Canadian Pre-Merger Notification: Overview

June 22, 2015 - The Competition Act R.S.C. 1985, c. C34 (Competition Act) requires that mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations that meet certain prescribed thresholds be notified to the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner), who is the head of the federal Competition Bureau...

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...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008

Education

University of Toronto, JD, 2007
University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (Economics), 2004