David Dueck
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2959

David is a member of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group at Blakes, which is widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada and was named the Competition Law Firm of the Year in 2016, by Chambers Canada. David's practice focuses on advising clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, marketing and distribution practices, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. He also advises on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act.

David's competition law practice is complemented by a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Agrium Inc. on its proposed US$36-billion merger of equals transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Superior Plus Corp. in connection with the Canadian Competition Bureau's approval of its proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation for an enterprise value of C$932-million
  • Office Depot Inc. on its proposed acquisition by Staples Inc. for C$6.3-billion
  • General Electric on its acquisition of ALSTOM's Power and Grid businesses
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on its Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines and Oncology transactions with Novartis AG
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: International Roundup
The Threshold, Newsletter of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Vol. XVI, No. 1, pp. 45-56, Fall/Winter 2015.
Ontario Bar Association, Ontario e-Discovery Institute, October 2015.
Co-author: International Roundup
The Threshold, Newsletter of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Vol. XV, No. 3, pp. 27-37, Summer 2015.
Co-author: Maintaining Resale Price Maintenance: Canada and the Convergence to a Rule of Reason
2015 American Bar Association Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, April 2015.
Co-author: International Roundup
The Threshold, Newsletter of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Vol. XV, No. 2, pp. 54-63, Spring 2015.
Co-author: Competition Policy and Technology Markets: A Canadian Perspective
Competition Law Annual Review 2012, United Kingdom, pp. 261-267, September 2014.
Co-author: International Roundup
The Threshold, Newsletter of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Vol. XV, No. 1, pp. 87-95, Fall 2014.
Co-author: Competition Policy and Technology Markets: A Canadian Perspective
Competition Law Annual Review 2012, pp. 261-267, United Kingdom, 2014.
Co-author: International Roundup
The Threshold, Newsletter of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Volume XIV, No. 2, pp. 75-85, Spring 2014.
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