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Kyle H. Donnelly


Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.7450
Kyle Donnelly's corporate commercial practice focuses on a wide range of regulatory matters including competition, foreign investment, and communications matters.

Kyle regularly advises both domestic and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. Kyle advises clients in connection with potentially anti-competitive business practices, and compliance issues related to the Competition Act as well as federal and provincial marketing and advertising laws and regulations, including Canada's anti-spam legislation.

Kyle also advises both domestic and foreign clients on communications law matters and has provided legal advice with respect to telecommunications proceedings, including those relating to licensing, policy matters and competitive disputes. He assists clients on issues such as licensing, spectrum management, rate regulation and tariffs, access to and provision of wholesale telecommunications services, foreign ownership restrictions, and spam and privacy requirements.

Kyle is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (Competition Law Section) and is currently Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law).

Select Experience

  • TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. as Canadian competition counsel in connection with the acquisition of TRW by ZF Friedrichshafen AG for US$ 13.5 billion.
  • Counsel to Metalmark Capital in connection with the acquisition of Kissner Milling Company Limited and Kissner Group Inc. by an investor group led by Metalmark Capital and including Silvertree, a joint venture between Silverhawk Capital Partners and Demetree Salt, LLC, and the Kissner management team.
  • Canadian counsel to Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, in connection with a $84 billion (implied enterprise value) reorganization and combination of their respective businesses in two new Hong Kong-listed companies, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. The transaction also involved a transfer of approximately 6% percent of the shares of Husky Energy Inc.

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