Competition/Antitrust Litigation

Overview

Osler has a highly respected team of dedicated competition/antitrust litigators who have extensive experience in all types of contested proceedings under the Competition Act, including private actions, class actions, investigations, enforcement proceedings and prosecutions under the Competition Act. We have one of the leading class action defence practices in Canada, and our litigators are involved in almost every cross-border competition-related class action that is currently pending before the courts.

We have acted as counsel in many of the leading appellate cases involving the certification of competition claims under the Class Proceedings Act, and we represent clients in all jurisdictions across Canada as an extension of our national class action practice. We have also acted in a wide range of enforcement proceedings before the Courts as well as the Competition Tribunal, including private access cases, reviewable practices, contested mergers and criminal investigations and prosecutions under the Competition Act.

Our litigators work closely with our antitrust specialists as well as our experienced teams in advertising, distribution, international trade and foreign corruption to provide clients with strategic advice in relation to their most important transactions and litigation. Osler’s litigators and antitrust specialists are regularly ranked as leading lawyers in Canada in Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Lexpert, and Osler offers significant depth and experience for clients in managing business-critical litigation.

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Christopher Naudie

Partner, Litigation
Toronto

Stéphane Eljarrat

Partner, Litigation
Toronto, Montréal
  • Barclays PLC

    Barclays PLC in connection with its defence of class action proceedings in Canada relating to the pricing of gold and silver investment instruments.

  • Enterprise Holdings

    Enterprise Holdings in connection with the investigation by the Competition Bureau.

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Defending RBC in a $1.05 billion dollar class action alleging conspiracy to fix foreign exchange prices.

  • A major international airline

    Acting for a major international airline in a regulatory investigation and parallel class action proceedings in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. relating to allegations of price-fixing in the global and domestic air freight industry.

  • A global producer of dynamic access random memory (DRAM)

    Acting for a global producer of dynamic access random memory (DRAM) in a regulatory investigation and parallel class action proceedings in Quebec and B.C. relating to allegations of price-fixing in the computer memory business.

  • A leading producer of monitor products

    Acting for a leading producer of monitor products in a regulatory investigation and parallel class action proceedings in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. relating to allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the distribution of computer monitor components.

  • A leading producer of lithium ion batteries

    A leading producer of lithium ion batteries in class actions in Ontario, Québec and B.C. relating to allegations of anti-competitive conduct.

  • Simon & Schuster

    Simon & Schuster in connection with the Competition Bureau’s inquiry into the E-books matter and related class action proceedings.

  • TELUS Corporation

    TELUS Corporation in connection with the Competition Bureau inquiry and subsequent action brought by the Commissioner of Competition in the Ontario Superior Court against TELUS, Bell, Rogers and CWTA under the misleading representation provisions of the Competition Act.

  • Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco in connection with the leave application by Safa Enterprises Inc. to the Competition Tribunal under section 76 (price maintenance under the Competition Act).

  • Canadian Bankers Association

    Canadian Bankers Association in credit card proceedings filed by the Commissioner of Competition in Canada’s Competition Tribunal.

  • Insurance Bureau of Canada

    Insurance Bureau of Canada in a refusal to deal action filed in the Competition Tribunal by Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario.

  • Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Montreal in credit card class action litigation in B.C. and Ontario.

  • Amex Bank of Canada

    Amex Bank of Canada in credit card class action litigation in Québec.

  • Cadbury Adams Canada Inc.

    Cadbury Adams Canada Inc. in the regulatory investigation into allegations of price-fixing in the chocolate industry and in numerous class actions across Canada.

  • General Motors

    General Motors in class action litigation relating to the grey market importation of automobiles into Canada.

  • General Motors

    Successfully defended General Motors in private access proceedings before the Competition Tribunal.

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