Shuli Rodal

Shuli is Chair of Osler’s highly regarded Competition Law and Foreign Investment group and also chair of the Firm's Diversity Committee. She has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review. She represents clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, financial services, entertainment, media, manufacturing, automotive, chemicals, energy and mining, agriculture, real estate, retail, medical, food and consumer packaged goods, and transportation.

Shuli's competition law expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, price fixing and bid-rigging investigations, abuse of dominance, pricing and distribution matters, and marketing and advertising. Shuli has obtained clearances under the Competition Act for numerous complex domestic, cross-border and international  transactions, as well as merger reviews under the Canada Transportation Act. She also has extensive experience in providing counselling to companies on compliance under the Competition Act and in conducting internal antitrust investigations and audits.

Shuli advises clients on the full range of strategic issues arising under the Investment Canada Act, including the unique issues arising in the entertainment and cultural areas as well as in connection with the national security review provisions. She has successfully obtained clearances under the Investment Canada Act for numerous complex and high profile transactions. 

Shuli is active in the National Competition Law Section. Shuli is currently a member of the Executive of the National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served as Chair of the Mergers Committee, Reviewable Practices Committee and Legislation and Policy Committee. Shuli is also a past Chair for the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Fall Conference.

She has published many articles and spoken widely on various competition law and foreign investment topics.  She has appeared before the Canadian Parliamentary Committees responsible for Industry, Science and Technology and Canadian Heritage.


Representative Work

  • CNH Industrial

    CNH Industrial in its agreement to acquire Hemisphere GNSS for $175 million

  • Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. in its US$ 100 million sale to Ellimist Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  • Dream Industrial REIT

    Dream Industrial REIT in its $5.9 billion acquisition, in partnership with a leading global sovereign wealth fund, of Summit Industrial Income REIT

  • General Motors Co.

    General Motors Co. in its US$650 million equity investment in Lithium Americas Corp.

  • MoonPay

    MoonPay in its acquisition of Nightshift

  • LifeWorks

    LifeWorks in its $2.9 billion acquisition by TELUS

  • Kinross Gold Corporation

    Kinross Gold Corporation in its US$225 million sale of Chirano mine to Asante Gold Corporation

  • Kinross Gold Corporation

    Kinross Gold Corporation in its US$1.4 billion acquisition of Great Bear Resources

  • Apollo Global Management Inc.

    Apollo Global Management in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

  • Outside Interactive

    Outside Interactive in it acquisition of Pinkbike, CyclingTips and Trailforks

  • A+E Networks

    A+E Networks acquisition of a 35% stake in Reel One Entertainment

  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

    Longo’s in its acquisition by Empire Company Limited

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $23.6 billion agreement with Cenovus Energy Inc. to create a new integrated energy leader

  • Delta Electronics

    Delta Electronics in its acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited

  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.

    Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary's acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals

  • Genworth Financial, Inc.

    Genworth Financial in its $2.4 billion agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Genworth’s stake in Genworth MI Canada Inc.

  • Dream Global REIT

    Dream Global REIT in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

  • Princeton Holdings Limited

    Princeton Holdings Limited in the sale of The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited to Intact Financial Corporation.

  • Trive Capital Management

    Trive Capital Management in its acquisition of Finalé Post Production

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $890 million take-over bid for Canexus Corporation.
  • COM DEV in connection with its acquisition by a subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement and its spinoff of exactEarth Ltd.
  • BMO Financial Group in its acquisition of General Electric Capital Corporation’s Transportation Finance Business
  • Calloway REIT in its $1.16 billion acquisition of SmartCentres
  • Shoppers Drug Mart in connection with its proposed $12.4 billion acquisition by Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Carl C. Icahn in his takeover bid for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in connection with its acquisition of Marsulex Inc.
  • TELUS Health in connection with the 2014 acquisition of XD3 Solutions (a provider of pharmacy management solutions) and the acquisition from ZoomMed of an interest in ZRx Prescriber (a web based prescription solution), as well as the 2012 acquisitions of KinLogix, the largest provider of cloud­ based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in Quebec, and Wolf Medical Systems, Canada’s leading EMR solution provider
  • Dundee REIT in connection with its $1.4 billion acquisition of Whiterock REIT and the acquisition of Scotia Plaza, and various other transactions and arrangements
  • Entertainment One in its acquisition of Alliance Films
  • Georgia Gulf Corporation in its merger with the commodity chemicals division of PPG Industries, Inc. for $2.1 billion
  • Maple Leaf in connection with the acquisition of the Puratone Corporation
  • Maple Leaf in connection with the sale of its 90% interest in Canada Bread to Grupo Bimbo
  • Olivieri Foods Limited in the sale of all of its assets to Catelli Foods Corporation
  • Placer Dome Inc. in its response to the unsolicited bid from Barrick Gold Corporation and subsequent negotiated $10.4 billion acquisition
  • Quad/Graphics on the sale of its Canadian printing business to Transcontinental
  • SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. in its US$9 billion acquisition by Panasonic Corp.
  • U.S. Steel Corporation in its acquisition of Stelco and in connection with its litigation with Industry Canada regarding the performance of its undertakings
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation in its acquisition of the HealthAccess division of Calea
  • Royal Bank of Canada in connection with its acquisition of the Canadian automobile finance and deposit business of Ally Financial Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings in connection with the investigation by the Competition Bureau into industry marketing practices
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary’s acquisition of Canadian Discount Car and Truck Rentals
  • Competition advice on various transactions and arrangements in the health care and pharmaceutical sectors

Latest Insights

  • Report Mar 14, 2024

    Investment Canada Act and Competition Act Quick Reference – 2024

    Investment Canada Act thresholds There are multiple thresholds for the net benefit review of direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian busines...

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    Investment Canada Act and Competition Act Quick Reference – 2024
  • Osler Update Feb 20, 2024

    Frequently asked questions concerning the Investment Canada Act (ICA)

    The following are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning the application, administration and enforcement of the ICA. These FAQs and respons...

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    Frequently asked questions concerning the Investment Canada Act (ICA)
  • Osler Update Feb 20, 2024

    Investment Canada Act and Competition Act Quick Reference – 2024

    There are multiple thresholds for review of direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian business by a non‑Canadian WTO investor...

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    Investment Canada Act and  Competition Act Quick Reference – 2024
  • Osler Update Dec 18, 2023

    Important changes to the Competition Act, including the abuse of dominance provisions, now in effect

    On December 15, 2023, Bill C-56 received royal assent. The bill substantially expands Canada’s monopolization law as set out in the abuse of dominance...

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    Important changes to the Competition Act, including the abuse of dominance provisions, now in effect
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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
    • “…clients commend her ability to ‘get to the heart of the matter quickly.”
    • “[She is] always available” and “always accommodating.”
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Competition Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Competition & Antitrust Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Recommended Lawyer, Competition and Antitrust
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized in M&A Governance (Foreign Investment Review), Foreign Investment Control and Competition (Canada)
  • Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite: Recognized in Foreign Investment Control
  • Legal Media Group: Recognized in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Mar 5, 2024

    Osler recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2024)

    Osler recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. As a firm, we remain committed to strive for excellence in our diversity and inclusion i...

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  • Osler News Mar 7, 2023

    Osler recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023)

    Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023) as a reflection of the firm’s strong commitment to...

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  • Osler News Jan 30, 2018

    Osler represents China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. in China Business Law Journal’s 2017 Deals of the Year

    Osler is pleased to announce that China Molybdenum Co., Ltd’s (CMOC) US$1.5-billion acquisition of Anglo American’s Brazilian niobium and phosphates b...

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  • Osler News May 19, 2017

    Osler wins ‘Deal of the Year’ at 2017 Platts Global Metals Awards

    Osler was awarded “Deal of the Year” at the fifth annual Platts Global Metals Awards held on May 18, 2017.

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 06/10/2022
The past, present and future of green claims: key insights for practitioners and businesses
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speaker 26/10/2017
CBA Competition Law Fall Conference
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Published Work

  • Antitrust: Compliance mission impossible, GCR Live 5th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, Global Competition Review Live Events, February 6, 2016 (speaker).
  • Supreme Court of Canada’s Tervita Decision Provides Important Guidance on Canada’s Merger Laws, Osler Update, January 30, 2015 (co-author).
  • Mind the Gap: Commissioner of Competition to Scrutinize Cross-Border Pricing Policies, Osler Update, December 11, 2014 (co-author)
  • Competition Bureau Emphasizes Proactive Approach to Fostering a Culture of Compliance and Managing Competition Law Risk, Osler Update, October 16, 2014 (co-author).
  • Is the Current Policy Approach to State-Owned Enterprise Investment of Net Benefit to Canada?, The Canadian Bar Association, September 19, 2014 (moderator).
  • Competition Bureau Releases Consultation Draft of Price Maintenance Enforcement Guidelines, Osler Update, April 4, 2014 (co-author).
  • Toronto Real Estate Board Heads Back to the Competition Tribunal, Osler Update, February 4, 2014 (co-author)
  • The Essentials of Merger Review (Canada Chapter), American Bar Association International Law Section, 2013, co-authored with K. Kuzma (Osler).
  • Recent Developments in Merger Review, Canadian Competition Law Review, Volume 25 – Issue No. 1 (co-authored with K. Kuzma).
  • New Rules for Foreign Investment by State-Owned Enterprises – Do They Strike the Right Balance?, Osler Update, December 9, 2012 (co-author).
  • Panel of Abuse Dominance (Moderator), 2012 Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association.
  • Current Topics in Merger Enforcement (Speaker) 2011 Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association.
  • Competition Law Essentials for Business Lawyers and Executives (Speaker), January 31, 2011, Osgoode Professional Development Centre.
  • Vertical Restraints: Pricing and Distribution: How Far Can Clients Go? (Moderator), November 5, 2010, Ontario Bar Association Conference.
  • Competition Law Compliance Challenges for In-House Counsel (Speaker), 2010 Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section.
  • Important Changes to Canada’s Competition and Investment Laws – More Certainty or Less?, The Threshold, Spring 2009 (co-authored with Peter Franklyn).
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds to the Rescue?, Osler Corporate Review, December 2008 (co-authored with Frank Turner and Daniel Dubois).
  • Expert Panel Recommends Significant Changes to Rules for Doing Business in Canada, Corporate Law 360, Summer 2008 (co-authored with Peter Franklyn).
  • Canadian Competition Policy Review Panel Recommends Far-Reaching Changes, ABA, International Antitrust Bulletin, Summer 2008 (co-authored with Peter Franklyn).
  • Price Maintenance – Examining the Proposals for Reform, paper presented at the 2008 Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section.

Credentials

Education

  • McGill University, LL.B./B.C.L.
  • University of Toronto, B.A.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section Executive Member
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association