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Competition/Antitrust

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

Key Contacts

Chair

Shuli Rodal

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

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Calgary

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Toronto


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Awards and Recognition

  • 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

In the Media

  • Osler News Oct 30, 2023

    Jesse Goldman and Matthew Kronby join Osler’s Competition, Trade and Foreign Investment group

    Osler is pleased to welcome Jesse Goldman and Matthew Kronby to the firm’s Competition, Trade and Foreign Investment practice group as partners based ...

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  • Osler News Dec 6, 2022

    Nine Osler lawyers recognized as Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2023

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    Osler is pleased to announce that Kaeleigh Kuzma has joined the firm’s Calgary office.

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