Competition law is constantly evolving in Canada and around the world. Canadian and global entities are finding that merger reviews are increasingly onerous, and business practices are being scrutinized more closely by enforcement agencies for competition law considerations. In Canada, the Competition Bureau is aggressively deploying its investigative powers with a renewed readiness to commence enforcement actions. As a result, sophisticated and practical counselling at an early stage, together with active and ongoing competition law compliance, are more important than ever.
The Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group is widely acknowledged as the largest and top-ranked competition law and foreign investment review practice in Canada. We draw strength from our deep bench of experienced lawyers, including many of the strongest women lawyers in Canada. For more information about our powerhouse women in competition law, please consult Blakes Women in Competition Law. Our lawyers work collaboratively with clients to secure approvals for transactions and facilitate other strategic objectives in compliance with Canada’s antitrust and foreign investment regime under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act and other pertinent laws and regulations.
We are regularly retained as trusted advisors by major domestic and international companies and law firms for all types of competition law and foreign investment matters. For example, we assist with mergers, acquisitions and other business arrangements that may be reviewed by the Bureau, foreign investments into Canada by non-Canadian firms, competition law litigation matters, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance investigations, distribution and pricing practices, and advertising matters.
Our highly skilled and experienced competition lawyers have a proven track record of success in acting for clients on high-stakes transactions and investigations, many of which involve multinational coordination among counsel and agencies in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions. We understand how Canadian antitrust and foreign investment laws fit within the broader context of complex corporate transactions and business strategies.