Blakes is pleased to announce that we are one of two firms to receive a Behavioural Matter of the Year – Americas Award for our defence of Commissioner of Competition v. Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard International Incorporated before the Competition Tribunal. The GCR Awards, which recognize the achievements of teams and individuals in the legal profession, were presented at a ceremony held at W Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2014.

The Behavioural Matter of the Year – Americas Award recognizes “creative, strategic work carried out in a behavioural matter on behalf of a defendant, a competition authority or a third party in the Americas.” Nominations are based on votes from GCR (Global Competition Review) subscribers who are competition professionals across the globe.

According to GCR, “the Visa/MasterCard defence was shortlisted on account of the assertive case made in defence of the companies, which quickly and effectively undermined that of the claimants in its simplicity.”

Visa was represented by Robert Kwinter, Randall Hofley and Navin Joneja.