Adam Kalbfleisch's practice encompasses a wide range of competition/antitrust, foreign investment review and regulatory matters.
Adam is recognized as a leading competition lawyer in the most recent editions of Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and in The Legal 500 – Canada as a "Next Generation Partner." According to clients, Adam is "a great thinker, incredibly thoughtful, highly organised and very strategic." (Chambers Global 2022) and "exceptional at providing easy-to-digest, frank and timely advice" (Chambers Global 2019). Adam has received commendation from peers and clients alike, who admire his "wealth of experience" and call him a "patient, detailed, and responsive" lawyer (Who's Who Legal 2019, Chambers Canada 2018).
Adam 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 (ICA). Adam is an expert in National Security reviews under the ICA and has guided clients, including several state-owned enterprises (SOEs) through the full national security review process on ten different occasions, making him one of Canada's leading experts in this area.
Adam advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act, as well as on potentially anticompetitive business practices, including abuse of dominance, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal matters as well as corporate compliance. Adam also advises clients concerning product regulation and marketing/advertising law matters in a wide range of industries, including food processing, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing sectors.
Adam is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association and was the chair of the 2014 Annual Competition Law Fall Conference of the CBA. He is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Competition Law Policy Task Force, the Chair of the Icelandic Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and the Honorary Consul General for Iceland (Toronto).