Competition/Antitrust

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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
Chair, Diversity Committee

Toronto

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Toronto

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Calgary

  • Zebra Technologies

    Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of Matrox Imaging

  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management in its US$250 million investment in Hydrostor

  • Kinross Gold Corporation

    Kinross Gold Corporation in its US$1.4 billion acquisition of Great Bear Resources

  • IVC Nutrition Corporation

    IVC Nutrition Corporation in its acquisition of Vita Health Products Inc.

  • Suncor Energy Inc.

    Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the formation of Astisiy Limited Partnership to acquire TC Energy’s interest in the Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership

  • Spire Global

    Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth

  • Outside Interactive

    Outside Interactive in it acquisition of Pinkbike, CyclingTips and Trailforks

  • Domtar

    Domtar in its $3 billion acquisition by Paper Excellence

  • Drax Group plc

    Drax Group plc in its acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy

  • MHR Fund Management LLC

    MHR Fund Management LLC in Telesat Canada’s going public transaction

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • Delta Electronics

    Delta Electronics in its acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $23.6 billion agreement with Cenovus Energy Inc. to create a new integrated energy leader

  • Richardson Financial Group

    Richardson Financial Group in the sale of Richardson GMP to GMP Capital Inc.

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in it acquisition of Montney acreage from Kelt Exploration Ltd. 

  • Fibocom Wireless Inc.

    Fibocom Wireless in its acquisition of Sierra Wireless’ automotive embedded module product line for US$165 million

  • Madison Dearborn Partners

    Madison Dearborn Partners in its acquisition of the APM Group International

  • KingSett Capital

    KingSett Capital on behalf of KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No.7, KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund and other investors, in connection with its $4.9 billion acquisition, with Starlight Investments, of Northview Apartment REIT

  • Sinclair Interplanetary

    Sinclair Interplanetary in its acquisition by Rocket Lab

  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.

    Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary's acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Princeton Holdings Limited

    Princeton Holdings Limited in the sale of The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited to Intact Financial Corporation.

  • Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.

    Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. in its $500 million acquisition of natural gas infrastructure assets from Crescent Point Energy Corp.

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion 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.

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Competition/Antitrust
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in 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."
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Competition Law (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Competition and Antitrust
  • Global Competition Review: Recognized in Competition Law