Kaeleigh Kuzma

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Key Contact: Competition/Antitrust

Contact Information

kkuzma@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7046

Office

Calgary

Kaeleigh is a Partner in Osler’s highly regarded Competition and Foreign Investment Group. Kaeleigh has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review and has advised on many of Canada’s most high profile and complex transactions. Kaeleigh also advises on the conspiracy and other criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act, including matters relating to domestic and international investigations and prosecutions, undertakes and manages internal investigations, and assists clients in real-time to respond to investigations by the Competition Bureau and other regulators. Kaeleigh represents clients across a broad range of industries, including  energy and mining, manufacturing, entertainment, consumer products, transportation and real estate.

Kaeleigh is active in the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past Chair of the Mergers Committee, the Legislation and Competition Policy Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee.

Kaeleigh is recognized by Chambers Canada, Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500 publications for Competition and Antitrust Law.

  • Spire Global

    Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth

  • Domtar

    Domtar in its $3 billion acquisition by Paper Excellence

  • Loopio Inc.

    Loopio in its US$200 million strategic investment

  • Battle North Gold Corporation

    Battle North Gold Corporation in its acquisition by Evolution Mining Limited

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

    The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its agreement to increase its ownership in DECIEM Beauty Group Inc.

  • The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

    Manulife Financial in the sale of its subsidiary NAL Resources Limited to Whitecap Resources Inc.

  • 2223890 Alberta Ltd.

    2223890 Alberta Ltd. in its $195 million go-private transaction with Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.

  • IBM

    IBM in its acquisition of Expertus

  • Golder Associates Corporation

    Golder Associates Corporation in its $1.5 billion acquisition by WSP

  • MHR Fund Management LLC

    MHR Fund Management LLC in Telesat Canada’s going public transaction

  • Husky Energy Inc.

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

  • Richardson Financial Group

    Richardson Financial Group in the sale of Richardson GMP to GMP Capital Inc.

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in it acquisition of Montney acreage from Kelt Exploration Ltd. 

  • Sinclair Interplanetary

    Sinclair Interplanetary in its acquisition by Rocket Lab

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.

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

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro

  • Intelex Technologies

    Intelex in its $570 million acquisition by Industrial Scientific

  • TD Bank

    TD Bank in connection with Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Canada

  • Office Depot

    Office Depot Inc. in its US$1 billion acquisition of THL Portfolio Holdings Corp.

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

  • Mitel Networks Corporation

    Mitel in its sale to affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for US$2 billion

  • Corus Entertainment Inc.

    Corus Entertainment Inc. in the proposed sale of specialty channels to Bell Media Inc. for approximately $200 million

  • Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

    Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Vail Resorts

  • Constellation Brands, Inc.

    Constellation Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for approximately $1.03 billion

    • Entertainment One in its US$4 billion announced acquisition by Hasbro
    • Concert Infrastructure Purchase of Majority Interest in Iqaluit Airport 
    • Intelex in its $570 million acquisition by Industrial Scientific
    • TD Bank in connection with Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Canada
    • Office Depot Inc. in its US$1 billion acquisition of THL Portfolio Holdings Corp.
    • Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion
    • Mitel in its sale to affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for US$2 billion
    • Corus Entertainment Inc. in the proposed sale of specialty channels to Bell Media Inc. for approximately $200 million
    • Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Vail Resorts
    • Constellation Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for approximately $1.03 billion
    • ChemChina in connection with its US$43 billion acquisition of Syngenta AG.
    • TELUS Corporation in connection with its proposed acquisition of Manitoba assets from Bell upon closing of the Bell-MTS transaction
    • iCON Infrastructure in its agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure for $480 million
    • Procter & Gamble Inc. in its US $12.5 billion agreement to merge part of its fragrances, hair colour and colour cosmetics business with Coty Inc.
    • The ADT Corporation in its proposed US $7 billion sale to Apollo
    • Canadian Oil Sands Limited in its response to Suncor Energy Inc’s unsolicited takeover bid valued at $6.6 billion
    • Apax Partners/Azelis Group in connection with the acquisition of specialty chemical distributor Koda Distribution Group
    • Panasonic Healthcare in connection with its proposed US$1.1 billion acquisition of Bayer’s diabetes care business
    • TPG Capital L.P. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil
    • Tim Hortons Inc. in its $12.5 billion merger with Burger King, which will create a new global powerhouse restaurant company based in Canada
    • Manulife Financial Corporation in its $4-billion acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc. The deal combines Manulife, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and Standard Life Canada, the country’s fifth-largest insurer
    • Canadian counsel to JPMorgan Chase & Co. in the sale of its physical commodities business to Mercuria Energy Group Limited, a global energy and commodities trading company, for $3.5 billion
    • Devon Canada in the disposition of some of its Canadian conventional assets to Canadian Natural Resources Limited for $3.125 billion
    • Entertainment One in its acquisition of Alliance Films
    • Canadian Bankers Association in an application by Commissioner of Competition for an order under section 76 of the Competition Act against Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard International Incorporated
    • Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT in its proposed acquisition of a seniors housing portfolio in a 50/50 co-ownership with Health Care REIT
    • The London Stock Exchange in its proposed merger with TMX Group
    • Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation in their proposed $1 billion acquisition of Grande Cache Coal Corp.
    • Walter Energy in its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of Western Coal Corp.
    • Canwest Global Communications in connection with the sale of each of its broadcasting businesses and its newspaper and publishing businesses
    • ConocoPhillips in the sale of its interest in the Syncrude joint venture to Sinopec
    • World Color Press Inc. in its $1.4 billion business combination with Quad/Graphics, Inc.
    • NOVA Chemicals Corp. in its US$2.3 billion acquisition by International Petroleum Investment Company (Abu Dhabi)
  • Find More

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Competition/Anti-trust (Nationwide)
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer, Competition and Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Who's Who Legal: Recognized in Competition; Future Leaders
    • “Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt’s Kaeleigh Kuzma is “a highly respected practitioner” with a well-developed practice focusing on the competition law aspects of mergers, strategic alliances and joint ventures.”

  • Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Vice-Chair of the Reviewable Matters/Unilateral Conduct Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association

  • Chair, CBA Competition Law Spring Online Symposium, Staying Ahead of the Curve: Advanced Topics in Mergers and Joint Ventures, April 29-30, 2021
  • Participating as a Judge in the Canadian Competition Law Moot 2019

PUBLICATIONS

  • Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law (4th Ed), Chapter 15: Powers of Investigation, Canadian Bar Association, 2021 (forthcoming), co-authored with Michelle Lally (Osler).
  • Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law (3rd Ed), Chapter 15: Powers of Investigation, Canadian Bar Association, 2015, co-authored with Michelle Lally (Osler).
  • The Essentials of Merger Review (Canada Chapter), American Bar Association International Law Section, 2013, co-authored with Shuli Rodal (Osler).
  • The Treatment of Vertical Price Restraints under the Competition Act: A Retrospective, Canadian Competition Law Review, Vol. 25, no. 2, co-authored with Michelle Lally (Osler).
  • Recent Developments in Merger Review, Canadian Competition Law Review, Vol. 25, no. 1 Summer 2012, co-authored with Shuli Rodal (Osler).
  • Canada’s Revised Merger Enforcement Guidelines, American Bar Association’s International Antitrust Bulletin, Volume 3, 2011 (co-authored with P. Glossop).
  • Mergers: A Year in Review, 2011 Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section (co-authored with S. Rodal).
  • Commissioner of Competition Initiates Abuse of Dominance Proceeding Against the Canadian Real Estate Association, American Bar Association’s International Antitrust Bulletin, Volume 2, 2010.