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.