Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Key Contacts

Aitken Melanie High Resolution Image Melanie L. Aitken
Washington Managing Principal, Co-Head of Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
T: 202.204.0500
Hughes Randal High Resolution Image Randal T. Hughes
Partner, Co-Head of Competition, Anti-Trust and Foreign Investment
T: 416.777.7471
Rook John High Resolution Image John F. Rook Q.C.
T: 416.777.4885

Our Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group includes the most recent former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau, several former Bureau and Department of Justice officials and the foremost competition counsel in the country. We regularly appear before – and are retained to litigate on behalf of – the Bureau. Our experience and credibility with the Bureau has afforded us a deep, seasoned understanding of the Bureau's priorities, concerns and enforcement orientation, and unique insights into how the Bureau conducts its investigations.

As the only Canadian law firm with competition law capability in Washington, DC, we advise U.S. and international clients and law firms on the Canadian aspects of North American and global competition regulation and antitrust enforcement; reviews under the Investment Canada Act; and litigation matters including class action proceedings. Our clients rely on our anticipatory and pragmatic approach to guide them through complex merger and foreign investment review processes.

Select Experience

  • Katz Group in connection with its sale of Rexall Health to McKesson Corporation for approximately $2.9 billion.  Read more
  • Paramount Resources Ltd., in connection with the sale of sour gas processing assets in north western Alberta to Pembina Gas Services Limited Partnership, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, for $600 million. Read more
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in connection with its proposed US$28 billion merger with Norfolk Southern Corp.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Competition/Antitrust

    "The lengths that they've gone to to understand my business is really quite impressive and their responsiveness is outstanding."
  • 2017, The Legal 500: Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Competition and Antitrust

    "experts with deep knowledge in the area", "who are valued for their ‘excellent relationships with regulators"
  • 2017, Chambers Global

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Competition and Antitrust

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