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Shuli Rodal - Competition Lawyer

Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition Law/Foreign Investment Group

Chair: Competition/Antitrust

Chair: Competition/Antitrust - Mergers & Acquisitions

Chair: Foreign Investment/Investment Canada


Contact Information

srodal@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4858

Office

Toronto


Shuli is Chair of Osler’s highly regarded Competition Law and Foreign Investment Group.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review, including mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, price fixing & bid-rigging investigations, and pricing and distribution matters.  She represents clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, entertainment, new media, manufacturing, steel, automotive, chemicals, energy & mining, real estate, food & consumer packaged goods, and transportation.

Shuli has successfully obtained clearances under the Competition Act for numerous complex domestic, cross-border and international transactions.  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 has extensive experience advising non-Canadian clients on strategic issues and obtaining clearances under the Investment Canada Act, including in relation to the enforcement of undertakings and the unique issues arising in the entertainment and cultural areas.  She has successfully obtained clearances under the Investment Canada Act for numerous complex transactions.

Shuli is active in the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past Chair of the Reviewable Practices Committee and the Legislation and Policy Committee.  In 2017, Shuli Chaired 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.

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc.

    Pattern Energy Group Inc. in the proposed sale of its interest in the K2 Wind Project to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure

  • Concordia International Corp.

    Osler advises the Secured Debtholder Committee of Concordia International Corp. in connection with US$3.7 billion recapitalization transaction

  • Ensign Energy Services Inc.

    Ensign Energy Services Inc. in its proposed acquisition of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. for $947 million

  • Constellation Brands

    Constellation Brands in its $5.1 billion strategic investment in and partnership with Canopy Growth Corporation

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its acquisition of select poultry assets from Cericola Farms

  • EMR Capital

    EMR Capital in its announced agreement to acquire the Cerro Colorado mine in Chile from BHP Billiton Limited for an aggregate cost of up to US$320 million, US$50 million of which is contingent on the future price of copper.

  • Blackstone-Led Consortium

    Blackstone-Led Consortium in its $20 Billion Partnership Agreement with Thomson Reuters

  • TransCanada Corporation

    TransCanada Corporation in the sale of its Ontario solar portfolio to Axium Infinity Solar LP for approximately $540 million

  • Microsoft Corporation/LinkedIn

    Microsoft Corporation in connection with its US$26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation and LinkedIn Corporation in respect of Canadian Competition Act advice and services.

  • SmartREIT

    SmartREIT and Strathallen Acquisitions Inc. in the acquisition of all of the assets and liabilities of OneREIT for $1.1 billion

    • Procera Networks Inc., an affiliate of Francisco Partners, in the $562 million acquisition of TSX-listed network policy control solutions company Sandvine Corporation by way of plan of arrangement in Ontario.
    • Pattern Energy Group Inc. – Investment of US$60 million in Pattern Development and strategic relationship with PSP Investments.
    • The Carlyle Group with regard to Canadian aspects of its acquisition of Arctic Glacier Group Holdings, Inc. from H.I.G. Capital.
    • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $890 million take-over bid for Canexus Corporation.
    • Comark Inc., one of Canada's leading specialty apparel retailers, in connection with its CCAA proceedings.
    • Trilantic Capital Partners with regard to Canadian aspects on its investment in a Canadian services business.
    • 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.
    • Atrium Innovations Inc. (a Quebec based global leader in natural health products) in connection with its acquisition in 2014 by the Permira funds, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a transaction with an enterprise value of $1.1 billion.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart in connection with its proposed $12.4 billion acquisition by Loblaw Companies Limited.
    • Avis Budget Group on its proposed acquisition of Dollar Thrifty.
    • 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.
    • General Motors in connection with various transactions and arrangements
    • Georgia Gulf Corporation in its merger with the commodity chemicals division of PPG Industries, Inc. for $2.1 billion.
    • James Richardson International in its “white knight” bid for Agricore United, and subsequent negotiated transaction with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.
    • Kinross Gold in its $7 billion acquisition of Red Back Mining.
    • 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.
    • Miranda Technologies Inc. in connection with its publicly announced strategic review process, culminating in Belden Inc.’s proposed $375 million acquisition of Miranda by way of a take-over bid.
    • 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.
    • Torstar in connection with its 20% investment in Bell Globemedia.
    • Competition advice on various transactions and arrangements in the health care and pharmaceutical sectors.
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Chambers

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017-2019: Competition & Antitrust.
    • "...clients commend her ability to 'get to the heart of the matter quickly."
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2018: Competition/Antitrust.
    • "[She is] always available" and "always accommodating."

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2019: Competition & Antitrust Law.

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides, 2013-2018: Competition and Antitrust.
  • Expert Guides, 2013-2018: Women in Business Law.

Legal Media Group

  • Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers, 2014.

Who's Who Legal

  • Who's Who Legal Canada - Competition, 2018.

  • Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, past Chair of the Reviewable Matters/Unilateral Conduct Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law

  • 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 Dominence (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.