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
  • Veresen Inc.

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

  • 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.

  • Athabasca Oil Corporation

    Athabasca Oil Corporation in its acquisition of Norway’s Statoil ASA’s Canadian oilsands business

  • Nutreco Canada Inc.

    Nutreco in its proposed acquisition of Hi-Pro Feeds

  • Postmedia Network Canada Corp.

    Postmedia completes Recapitalization Transaction under the Canada Business Corporations Act

  • Constellation Brands, Inc.

    Constellation Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for approximately $1.03 billion

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its take-over bid for Canexus Corporation

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank in the sale of its indirect home improvement financing assets to Financeit and Concentra

  • Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

    Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Vail Resorts

  • Dream Office REIT

    Dream Office REIT in connection with its co-ownership agreement to own Scotia Plaza and its sale with H&R REIT

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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.”