Micah Wood
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4164

Micah is a key member of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada and named "Competition Law Firm of the Year" in 2016 by Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Micah advises Canadian and multinational clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, unilateral conduct and commercial practices, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. He also provides advice regarding foreign investment reviews and regulatory law. Micah has also been involved in the negotiation of complex remedies and orders with the Competition Bureau and has appeared before the Competition Tribunal in contested proceedings.

Micah advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including technology, media, advertising, telecommunications, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical products, manufacturing, chemicals, transportation and consumer goods.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Micah has secured regulatory clearance in a number of Canada's most complex and high-profile transactions including:

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in connection with its approximately £71-billion acquisition of SABMiller plc and in connection with the US$12-billion on-sale of the Miller Brands business to Molson Coors.
  • Advising BCE Inc. on its C$3.9-billion acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) and on its sale of a portion of MTS wireless subscribers and assignment of certain dealer locations to Telus Corp.
  • BCE Inc. on its C$3.38-billion acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Montréal-based Astral Media Inc.
  • BCE Inc. on its acquisition of an ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise, and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise
  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$43.3-billion merger with Petro-Canada
  • InBev in connection with its US$52-billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on the sale of its Rothsay rendering and biodiesel business to Darling International Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods Inc. on the Canadian Competition Act approval of its US$4.95-billion acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings Inc.
  • Continental Airlines on its US$6.2-billion merger with United Airlines
  • Baker Hughes on its US$5.5-billion acquisition of BJ Services
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Micah is recognized as a leading competition lawyer in the following publications:

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders 2017 ("Sources particularly praise his advocacy skills: 'He provides eloquent, precise and well-structured analysis.'")
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Clients consider Micah to be "very business-savvy.")
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017
  • Legal Media Group's Rising Stars 2016
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers 2016
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: The Enforcer's Dilemma: Enforcing the Competition Act in a Climate of Innovation and Disruption
Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Conference, October 2015.
Co-author: Canada Chapter
Global Legal Insights - Merger Control Fourth Edition, pp. 17-24, Spring 2015.
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