Alysha is developing a broad practice in all areas of competition law.
She acts on mergers, cartel investigations, reviewable conduct, misleading advertising and litigation while working in a wide range of industries, including mining, retail, commercial real estate, telecommunications, consumer products and financial services. She also counsels clients on Canadian ownership and control requirements.
Alysha holds leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association.
HyLife Investments Ltd.
Acted as lead competition law counsel for HyLife Investments Ltd., coordinating global merger approvals in connection with its $498-million sale to CPF Canada Holdings Corp., a subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl, Thailand's largest agriculture conglomerate.
Hostess Brands, Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel to Hostess Brands Inc. in its $425-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited from Swander Pace Capital.
FCF Co. Ltd.
Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The Blackstone Group Inc.
Acted for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.
Acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.
Acted for Celgene Corporation, an integrated global biopharmaceutical company, on competition matters related to its US$74-billion sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Major public multinational firm
Acted for a major public multinational firm in an internal investigation involving numerous jurisdictions, coordinating assessments of foreign jurisdictions and leniency applications to Canadian competition authorities.
Acted for Prysmian SpA on competition and regulatory matters in its $1.5 billion acquisition of General Cable Corporation.
Acted for Monsanto Company on competition and regulatory matters in its US$66-billion acquisition by Bayer AG.
Axium Infrastructure Inc.
Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its $540-million acquisition of TransCanada's Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities totalling approximately 105 MW of installed capacity.
Litigating in the Post-Godfrey World: What You Need to Know About the New Ground Rules for Competition Class Actions in Canada, co-author
Feb. 18, 2020 - The Antitrust Source (American Bar Association)
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Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Young Lawyers Committee, “What’s So Interesting About Minority Interests?”
Nov. 20, 2019
Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Regulated Conduct Defence to Dismiss Class Action Alleging Conspiracy in Beer Industry, co-author
June 30, 2019 - Competition Policy International
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American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection Committee, “How Much Is It? Global Enforcement of “DRIP” Pricing”
May 09, 2019
Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Legislation and Policy Committee, “Make Your Pitch for Competition Policy Reform – The Legislation and Policy Committee Roundtable”; Toronto, ON
Apr. 30, 2019
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection Committee, “Consumer Protection Monthly Update”
Apr. 16, 2019
Osgoode JD/Schulich MBA, “Women in Business & Law Panel”; Toronto, ON
Mar. 14, 2019
Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Advanced Corporate Law, “Competition Act and Investment Canada Act Considerations in M&A Deal”; Kingston, ON
Mar. 11, 2019
Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, International Committee and Young Lawyers Committee, “A Young Lawyer’s Role in Multijurisdictional Matters”; Toronto, ON
Feb. 27, 2019
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...