Peter Flynn
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3336

Peter is a member of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group at Blakes, widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada.

Peter advises on all aspects of competition law, including merger review, joint ventures and strategic alliances, criminal and civil investigations, and regulatory compliance matters. He also advises on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act and misleading advertising. Peter has worked with clients in a number of Canada's key industries including telecommunications, financial technology, consumer products, life sciences, mining and energy.

Peter's competition law practice is complemented by a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Blakes, Peter worked as a Member's Assistant for a Member of Parliament, and as a research assistant for Professor Jacob Ziegel.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • PayPal on its US$400-million acquisition of Hyperwallet

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. on its US$7.2-billion acquisition of Patheon N.V.

  • The Washington Companies on its US$1.2-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond

  • HNA Group on its US$6-billion acquisition of Ingram Micro

  • Bell Canada in connection with its C$3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) and in its sale of a portion of MTS wireless subscribers and assignment of certain dealer locations to TELUS

  • Superior Plus in connection with its C$324-million proposed acquisition of Canexus Corporation

  • Canadian counsel to Office Depot on its proposed acquisition by Staples Inc. for C$6.3-billion

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Co-author: Halsbury's Laws of Canada
Competition and Foreign Investment (2019 Reissue), July 31, 2019.
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