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Antitrust M&A

Osler prides itself on a distinguished history of securing competition law clearances for pivotal mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Our expertise is particularly evident in handling complex transactions within industries under intense regulatory scrutiny.

Our firm’s proficiency extends across the spectrum of transactions, from standard to the most intricate of deals. Osler lawyers have consistently showcased our adeptness in steering clients through the increasingly rigorous review process of the Competition Bureau, delivering clients outcomes that align with their strategic objectives.

Our experience is not confined to domestic transactions. The firm possesses a robust track record in managing the Canadian aspects of cross-border and international transactions, collaborating with foreign antitrust counsel to ensure seamless progression through foreign regulatory frameworks, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the European Commission, and the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority.

Osler’s depth of knowledge and specialized expertise affords us an unparalleled understanding of the analytical, investigative and litigation phases of mergers. This insight is instrumental in formulating innovative and effective deal strategies. Our team is committed to mitigating risks and avoiding unnecessary delays for our clients, providing comprehensive support from the initial risk assessment to the final clearance.

In summary, Osler’s Antitrust M&A team is equipped with the knowledge, experience and strategic foresight necessary to navigate competition law complexities. Our lawyers are dedicated to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, ensuring  their transactions are executed with precision and efficiency. Our track record speaks to our ability to handle the most challenging of deals, making us a trusted partner in “bet-the-company” scenarios.

Key Contacts

Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment
Chair, Diversity Committee, Toronto

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Toronto

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Calgary


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Awards and Recognition

  • “The lawyers are able to provide timely answers to complex questions, and help us navigate sensitive transactions with the Competition Bureau and achieve outstanding results.”

    —Chambers Canada

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  • Osler News Nov 16, 2020

    Alex Gorka and Chima Ubani recognized as Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

    Osler is pleased to congratulate Alex Gorka and Chima Ubani for being recognized as 2020 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

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