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
Related Expertise

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
  • TPG Capital LP

    TPG Capital LP in its proposed acquisition of Transplace Inc.

  • SmartREIT

    SmartREIT and Strathallen Acquisitions Inc. to acquire all of the assets and liabilities of OneREIT for $1.1 billion

  • Apache Canada Ltd.

    Apache Canada Ltd. in three concurrent transactions totaling $927 million

  • China National Chemical Corporation

    ChemChina in connection with its US$43 billion acquisition of Syngenta AG

  • Stryker Corporation

    Stryker Corporation in its acquisition of NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.

  • Pattern Energy

    Pattern Energy invests US$60 million in Pattern Development and forms strategic relationship with PSP Investments

  • Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.

    Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in Waterous Energy Fund’s acquisition of 67 per cent of its common shares

  • Veresen Inc.

    Veresen Inc. in its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • Chevron Canada Limited

    Chevron Canada Limited in connection with the sale of a subsidiary that owns a Canadian downstream fuel business to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately $1.46 billion

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in the sale of its interest in the Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership, as well as the majority of its western Canada Deep Basin gas assets, to Cenovus for total proceeds of C $17.7 billion.

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  • The Legal 500, 2017, recognized in the area of Competition/Anti-trust.
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2017, recognized in the area of 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."
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2017, recognized in the area of Competition/Antitrust.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists our Competition/Antitrust practice as “consistently recommended.”
  • The Global Competition Review lists Osler’s Competition/Antitrust practice as “highly recommended.”