Kate McNeece
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4151

Kate is an associate in Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, which is widely regarded as the leading competition and foreign investment practice in Canada. Her practice focuses on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, marketing and distribution practices, abuse of dominance, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. She also provides strategic and timely advice on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act. Kate has worked with clients in a number of Canada's key industries including upstream and downstream energy, renewable energy, telecommunications and consumer products.

Kate's competition law practice is complemented by a degree in economics from Yale University and a certificate in international & comparative law from Columbia Law School.

Prior to joining Blakes, Kate practised litigation and antitrust law in the Washington, D.C. office of a New York law firm. In law school, she served as an editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and held internships with Human Rights Watch and the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • BCE Inc. in connection with its C$594-million acquisition of Glentel Inc. and the sale of 50 per cent of Glentel Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

  • Siemens AG in connection with its acquisition of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. for a total consideration of US$7.6-billion.
  • Counsel to Cerberus Capital Management LP in its acquisition of automotive parts supplier ABC Group Inc.
  • Canadian counsel to Wells Fargo & Company on its C$32-billion proposed acquisition of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance and Vendor Finance Businesses