Randy Hughes is well respected for his extensive experience and credibility with the Competition Bureau and antitrust authorities around the world.
"Randal Hughes is 'one of the leading competition lawyers in Canada. He's very responsive and gives very practical advice. We feel we get good value for money and excellent counsel,' say clients. His peers are quick to highlight him as being 'top-notch in cartel work.'"
Randy Hughes is co-head of the firm's competition and antitrust practice. He has successfully handled the competition law and Investment Canada aspects (including National Security issues) of numerous domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and represented clients before the courts in criminal proceedings under the Competition Act and before the Competition Tribunal in reviewable matters.
Randy represents clients in domestic and international conspiracy investigations and prosecutions involving the Competition Bureau in Canada and other competition authorities around the world. He also represents clients in substantial civil actions, including leading class actions, by those claiming damages as a result of anticompetitive conduct. Randy has acted as counsel for the Commissioner of Competition and for private sector clients in leading merger and abuse of dominance cases before the Competition Tribunal.
Randy has served as Canadian non-governmental advisor (NGA) at the International Competition Network (ICN) of enforcement agencies Cartel Workshops and Annual Conferences, on the faculty of the ABA/IBA International Cartel Workshops and as a member of the ABA Antitrust Section International Cartel Task Force. He was formerly Vice Chair of the Section's Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee and is currently an Officer of the IBA Antitrust Committee.
"Peers have a 'huge amount of respect' for Randal Hughes and clients say: 'He has personality in spades.'"
Randy is widely recognized nationally and internationally in numerous leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500: Canada, Global Competition Review: GCR 100, Who's Who Legal: Canada, Lexpert/The American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Competition Cross-border Handbook, the Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and Expert Guides. Furthermore, Bennett Jones’ competition group was awarded ‘Behavioral Matter of the Year – Americas’ by Global Competition Review, for successfully representing ITWAL Limited in the Chocolate case.