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.

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Tegus

Acted for Tegus, a leading research platform for investors, with its acquisition of Canalyst, a provider of data and analytics on listed companies.

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Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

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Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

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KKR

Acting as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

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Arcline Investment Management

Acted as Canadian counsel to Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, in its acquisition of Hunt Valve Company, Inc.

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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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Roxgold Inc.

Acted for Roxgold Inc. in its C$1.1-billion business combination with Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. to create a premier growth-oriented global intermediate gold and silver producer.

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Rexall Pharmacy Group

Acted for Rexall Pharmacy Group in the sale of its Ontario and northern Alberta long-term care pharmacy business to CareRx Corporation, Canada's leading provider of pharmacy services to seniors and other congregate care communities.

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Canadian Government Consults on Far-Reaching Changes to Canada’s Competition Law

Nov. 24, 2022 - Canada’s federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry formally announced on November 17, 2022 that the federal government is launching a comprehensive review of the Competition Act (Act) and Canadian competition policy. This announcement follows through on the Minister’s previous...

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Canada Proposes Significant Amendments to the Competition Act

Apr. 29, 2022 - Earlier this week, the Canadian government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (Bill) to enact measures announced in its April 7, 2022 budget (Budget). The Budget foreshadowed that the Bill would contain amendments to the Competition Act (Act) that are...

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Canadian government imposes strict new rules on Russian FDI in Canada, co-author

Mar. 17, 2022 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
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Merger Review under the Canada Transportation Act – The Interplay with Competition Act Review, co-author

Mar. 01, 2022 - The Pipeline, Spring 2022, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (American Bar Association)
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Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2021 – Canada, co-author

Feb. 22, 2022 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
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Guide
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Pre-Merger Notification Guide: Canada’s Competition Act

Apr. 01, 2021 - Canada’s Competition Act provides that certain types of transactions exceeding monetary and other thresholds must be notified to the Competition Bureau prior to closing. Parties whose transactions exceed these thresholds and who fail to comply with the rules may face significant...

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Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2020: Canada, co-author

Jan. 06, 2021 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
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Guide
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Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2019 Edition

Feb. 02, 2019 - 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...

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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...

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The Legal 500 Canada—Competition and Antitrust (Next Generation Partner)

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Competition Law

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Who’s Who Legal: CompetitionFuture Leaders

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Competition/Antitrust Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2008

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

Professional Affiliations
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Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement
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Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Foreign Investment Review committee, past chair

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.

Tegus

Acted for Tegus, a leading research platform for investors, with its acquisition of Canalyst, a provider of data and analytics on listed companies.

Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

KKR

Acting as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

Arcline Investment Management

Acted as Canadian counsel to Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, in its acquisition of Hunt Valve Company, Inc.

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.

Roxgold Inc.

Acted for Roxgold Inc. in its C$1.1-billion business combination with Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. to create a premier growth-oriented global intermediate gold and silver producer.

Rexall Pharmacy Group

Acted for Rexall Pharmacy Group in the sale of its Ontario and northern Alberta long-term care pharmacy business to CareRx Corporation, Canada's leading provider of pharmacy services to seniors and other congregate care communities.

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Canada Proposes Significant Amendments to the Competition Act

Apr. 29, 2022 - Earlier this week, the Canadian government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (Bill) to enact measures announced in its April 7, 2022 budget (Budget). The Budget foreshadowed that the Bill would contain amendments to the Competition Act (Act) that are...

Article

Canadian government imposes strict new rules on Russian FDI in Canada, co-author

Mar. 17, 2022 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
Read the article.

Article

Merger Review under the Canada Transportation Act – The Interplay with Competition Act Review, co-author

Mar. 01, 2022 - The Pipeline, Spring 2022, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (American Bar Association)
Download the article.

Article

Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2021 – Canada, co-author

Feb. 22, 2022 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
Read the article.

Guide

Pre-Merger Notification Guide: Canada’s Competition Act

Apr. 01, 2021 - Canada’s Competition Act provides that certain types of transactions exceeding monetary and other thresholds must be notified to the Competition Bureau prior to closing. Parties whose transactions exceed these thresholds and who fail to comply with the rules may face significant...

Article

Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2020: Canada, co-author

Jan. 06, 2021 - Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer)
Read the article.

Guide

Investment Canada Act: Guide for Foreign Investors in Canada, 2019 Edition

Feb. 02, 2019 - 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...

The Legal 500 Canada—Competition and Antitrust (Next Generation Partner)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Competition Law

Who’s Who Legal: CompetitionFuture Leaders

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Competition/Antitrust Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008

Education

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

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Foreign Investment Review committee, past chair