Kevin MacDonald
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4023

Kevin is a Partner with the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group. He advises on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, marketing and distribution practices, abuse of dominance, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. Kevin also advises on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act.

He has advised international and Canadian clients on a wide variety of competition law matters, and has been involved in a number of large, high profile mergers in a variety of industries including insurance, oil and gas, financial services, consumer products, and healthcare.

In addition to his client-related work, Kevin contributes his knowledge and experience to the field by collaborating on publications that examine various Canadian and international competition law issues. Kevin currently serves as a member of the Firm’s Student Committee.


Some recent transactions in which Kevin has acted include:

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its $1.8-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • Stewart Information Services Corporation on its US$1.2-billion sale to Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

  • Marine Harvest on its C$315-million acquisition of Northern Harvest

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

  • Dow Chemical in an action with respect to a joint venture related to the Competition Act and restraint of trade issues, before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

  • Continental AG in its US$1.9-billion acquisition of Veyance Technologies Inc.

  • ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. in its acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. for C$3.1-billion

  • Intact Financial Corporation in its acquisition of JEVCO Insurance Company from the Westaim Corporation for C$530-million

  • McKesson Corporation in connection with its announced acquisition in 2012 of the banner and franchised retail pharmaceutical business of Katz Group Canada for C$920-million

  • Cineplex with respect to its acquisition of AMC Ventures Inc.

  • A major global bank on the sale of a credit card portfolio to a Canadian financial institution in a transaction valued at C$8.5 billion

  • Intact Financial Corporation in its C$2.6-billion acquisition of the Canadian insurance businesses of AXA SA

  • Gennum Corporation on its C$500-million acquisition by Semtech Corporation.


Kevin is listed in Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders - 2017 and 2018, which profiles the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under.

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Merger Control - Global Legal Insights, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Co-author: E-Commerce Competition Enforcement Guide
GCR Insight, January 2019.
Co-author: Important Recent Competition Law Developments in Canada
Canadian Corporate Counsel: A Practical Reference for Corporate, Municipal and Crown Counsel, Volume 27, No. 7, September/October 2018.
Co-author: Jurisdiction Issues Front and Center in Two Recent Canadian Court Decisions on Injunctions
Hot Topics in International Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, September 2017.
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