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. 

Our lawyers are a seasoned group of “specialists” – we don’t dabble. This 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

DownloadDownload

Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition Law/Foreign Investment Group
Toronto

Peter Franklyn

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Peter Glossop

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition Law/Foreign Investment Group
Toronto

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Toronto
  • 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

  • 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 proposed acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) 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

  • Find More

Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Competition/Antitrust.
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2018: 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, 2018: Consistently Recommended, Competition Law.

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2019: Competition/Anti-trust.

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal, 2018: Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Competition/Antitrust.

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2018: Osler lawyers recognized as leaders in Competition/Anti-trust.

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