Chu, Danielle

Danielle Chu

Associate, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Contact Information

dchu@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6803

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019

New York, 2019

Alberta, 2018

Education

  • London School of Economics, LL.M., with Merit
  • University of Alberta, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, Hon. B. Sc. 

Language(s)

Cantonese, English, French

Danielle is an Associate in Osler’s Competition/Antitrust Law & Foreign Investment Group. Danielle has broad experience in all aspects of competition law, foreign investment review, and international trade, across a broad range of industry sectors including energy, mining, financial services, real estate, agriculture, transportation, media, and telecommunications. Danielle has been a term lecturer at the University of Alberta for Competition & Antitrust Law and currently serves as Social Committee Chair of the Osler Women Lawyer’s Network.

Danielle was previously based in Calgary with Osler’s Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land Litigation Specialty Group. Danielle advised broadly on regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law issues for natural resource developers, including for large scale industrial projects such as oil sands facilities, coal mines, pipelines, and renewable energy projects.

Danielle completed her LL.M. at the London School of Economics in 2017, and her J.D. at the University of Alberta in 2016. Her LL.M. focused on International Dispute Resolution and Competition/Antitrust Law.

During her legal education, Danielle was Captain of the LSE Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition Team, which was the winning team at the London Court of International Arbitration pre-moot, and won Honourable Mentions for both Appellant and Respondent Factums at the international competition rounds in Vienna. Danielle was also a two-time member of the University of Alberta Jessup International Law Moot Competition Team, researched with the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta, interned at the United Nations Headquarters in New York with the Administrative Law Section, and participated in an exchange program to Lille, France.

Prior to this, Danielle completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics and Philosophy, with a minor in Mathematics, at the University of Toronto. A passionate athlete and avid mountain trekker, she was a member of the University of Toronto Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Mt. Everest Base Camp, Nepal.

    • Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth
    • Aceto in its acquisition of A&C
    • Textron Inc. in its sale of TRU Simulation Inc + Training Inc., to CAE Inc. for US$40 million
    • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its agreement to increase its ownership in DECIEM Beauty Group Inc.
    • 2223890 Alberta Ltd. in its $195 million go-private transaction with Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.
    • MHR Fund Management LLC in Telesat Canada’s going public transaction
    • ConocoPhillips in its acquisition of Montney acreage from Kelt Exploration Ltd.
    • KingSett Capital on behalf of KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No.7, KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund and other investors, in connection with its $4.9 billion acquisition, with Starlight Investments, of Northview Apartment REIT
    • Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. in its proposed $500 million acquisition of assets from Crescent Point Energy
    • Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary's acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals
    • Aura Power Renewables Ltd. Acting on behalf of Aura Power before the Alberta Utilities Commission for the Fox Coulee Solar Project, a 75 megawatt solar plant facility. The AUC hearing for the Fox Coulee Project was the first for a commercial scale solar development.
    • Teck Resources Limited with regard to its $14.5 billion Frontier oil sands project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, including a public hearing before a Joint Review Panel of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Alberta Energy Regulator.
    • Riversdale Resources with regard to all regulatory and environmental permitting for the Grassy Mountain Steelmaking Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass, including advice on indigenous issues. The Project will be the subject of public hearings before a Joint Review Panel.
    • Kinder Morgan Canada with regard to regulatory approvals for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which will transport 890,000 bbl/d of petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta to the west coast of Canada.

  • Recipient of the Gerald L. Gall Global Community Service Grant from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (2014)
  • Viscount Bennett Scholarship from the Law Society of Alberta (2016)

  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel
  • Project Leader, Alberta Environmental Law Centre
  • Criminal Project Student Volunteer, Student Legal Services Alberta

Publications 

  • "The New Alberta Electricity Legislation”, Energy Regulation Quarterly Volume 6, Issue 3 2018.
  • "Can Quantum Mechanics Be Reconciled with Relativity?", Solving Superliminal Causation through Lewis’ Counterfactuals. Noesis. Spring 2014.
  • “Invention of Interference-Cancelling Wires Developed for Condensed Matter Cryostats”. University of Toronto Undergraduate Physics Student Research Presentation Series, Toronto, 2013.
  • “Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics”. University of Toronto Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference, Toronto, 2013.
  • “Can Quantum Mechanics Be Reconciled with Relativity?: Solving Superliminal Causation through Lewis’ Counterfactuals”. University of Toronto Undergraduate Philosophy Research Conference, Toronto, 2012.

Events

  • Steering Committee, CBA Competition Law Young Lawyers Symposium 2021, June 3, 2021.
  • Organizing Committee, CBA Competition Law Spring Online Symposium “Staying Ahead of the Curve: Advanced Topics in Mergers and Joint Ventures”, April 29-30, 2021.
  • Organizing Committee, CBA Competition Law Fall Online Symposium, “Competition Law and Foreign Investment Enforcement in the Time of COVID-19”, October 20-22, 2020.

Education

  • Term Lecturer, University of Alberta (Competition & Antitrust Law) / Coach of the University of Alberta Adam F. Fanaki Canadian Competition Law Moot Team