Competition/Antitrust

Overview

Canadian, U.S. and international businesses and law firms come to Osler’s Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group with their most challenging problems and business critical transactions – and Osler answers with our blend of outstanding expertise, exceptional and efficient service, and seamless support to clients of all sizes and in all industries. 

Osler has one of the leading practices in Canada for transactions raising complex competition and Investment Canada Act (ICA) matters.  Our team is highly active with extensive experience advising on high-profile and strategic matters requiring competition law and foreign investment experience. 

Our deep specialization allows us to identify issues, be exceptionally responsive and provide outstanding service in an area that is often highly complex and critical to the success of key business decisions.

  • As the pre-eminent mergers and acquisitions firm in Canada, our competition/antitrust lawyers cut their teeth on transactions. Our ability to rapidly and effectively navigate regulatory processes, and game-changing amendments to the Canadian competition environment, is unsurpassed in the Canadian market.
  • Having been involved in virtually every Canadian and cross-border competition-related class action, Osler offers strategic insights and counsel to clients facing or managing competition litigation.
  • Osler's team has achieved positive results for our clients faced with investigations or potential prosecutions by drawing on our substantial experience in advocating and negotiating effectively with investigators and prosecutors.  Our clients value this expertise and insight.
  • We are leaders in implementing best practices in project management and process improvement.  This is critical as the Competition Bureau has been building its litigation capability, has significantly increased its use of formal powers to require burdensome document production in merger matters and to obtain court orders for production in civil investigations and has increased enforcement action leading to litigation before the Competition Tribunal and courts.

Our team’s expertise is formidable and deep. Ask Osler’s competition/antitrust lawyers about:

  • Abuse of Dominance and Monopolization
  • Antitrust Counselling and Compliance
  • Cartels and Bid Rigging
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Competition Litigation
  • Competitor Collaborations/Strategic Alliances
  • Criminal Defence
  • Government/Regulatory Investigations
  • Investment Canada Act and Foreign Investment
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Misleading Advertising and Deceptive Telemarketing
  • Pricing Practices and Distribution Strategies (price maintenance, tied selling, refusals to deal)
  • Search and Seizure

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Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Peter Franklyn

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Peter Glossop

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto
  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion announced acquisition by Hasbro

  • Genworth Financial, Inc.

    Genworth Financial in its $2.4 billion agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Genworth’s stake in Genworth MI Canada Inc.

  • Dream Office REIT

    Dream Office REIT in its $322.5 million sale of 700 De La Gauchetière Street West to Allied Properties REIT

  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley in its acquisition of Solium Capital for $1.1 billion

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$215 million proposed acquisition of Audio Network

  • Newmont Goldcorp

    Special Committee of Goldcorp in its US$10 billion acquisition by Newmont Mining

  • TD Bank

    TD Bank in connection with Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Canada

  • SemCAMS

    SemGroup in its $1.8 billion joint venture with KKR including acquisition of Meritage Midstream from Riverstone

  • Red Label Vacations

    Red Label Vacations in its acquisition by H.I.S. Group

  • Athabasca Oil Corporation

    Athabasca Oil Corporation in the sale of its Leismer pipeline and Cheecham storage terminal to Enbridge

  • China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

    China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. in its proposed acquisition of IXM B.V. from NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund for US$495 million

  • BlackRock Real Assets

    BlackRock Real Assets in the sale of its portfolio of Canadian solar plants to Ullico Inc.

  • Pipestone Oil Corp.

    Pipestone Oil Corp. in its strategic merger with Blackbird Energy Inc. and $309.5 million in equity and debt financings to form Pipestone Energy Corp.

  • Scientific Games Corporation

    Scientific Games Corporation in its acquisition of Don Best Sports

  • Concordia International Corp.

    Osler advises the Secured Debtholder Committee of Concordia International Corp. in connection with US$3.7 billion recapitalization transaction

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

  • CAE Inc.

    CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million

  • Constellation Brands

    Constellation Brands in its $5.1 billion strategic investment in and partnership with Canopy Growth Corporation

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc.

    Pattern Energy Group Inc. in the proposed sale of its interest in the K2 Wind Project to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure

  • Ensign Energy Services Inc.

    Ensign Energy Services Inc. in its acquisition of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. for $947 million

  • Panavision Inc.

    Panavision Inc. in its acquisition by Saban Capital Acquisition Corp and combination with Sim to form Panavision Holdings

  • Aspenleaf Energy Limited

    Aspenleaf Energy Limited in its acquisition of NEP Canada ULC

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its acquisition of select poultry assets from Cericola Farms

  • Mitel Networks Corporation

    Mitel in its sale to affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for US$2 billion

  • EMR Capital

    EMR Capital in its announced agreement to acquire the Cerro Colorado mine in Chile from BHP Billiton Limited for an aggregate cost of up to US$320 million, US$50 million of which is contingent on the future price of copper.

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Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Competition/Antitrust
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust
    • “The team of leading practitioners in Osler’s competition/antitrust and foreign investment law group are at the forefront of emerging competition issues in Canada and abroad, and offer the insight required to complete business critical transactions."

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Toronto, Ontario): Competition Law

Legal 500

  • Legal 500: Competition/Antitrust

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal: Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Competition/Antitrust

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers: Osler lawyers recognized as leaders in Competition/Antitrust

The Global Competition Review lists Osler’s Competition/Antitrust practice as “highly recommended"