Brian is a Partner and past Chair of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, widely regarded as one of the leading competition law practices in Canada and recently named Competition Regional Firm of the Year – Americas by Global Competition Review.
Clients note that Brian is "the top competition lawyer in Canada, who would rank among the best antitrust practitioners globally", a "leader" in the market and a "strong advocate with fantastic client skills".
For over 25 years, Brian has advised clients in hundreds of regulatory matters, including multijurisdictional and domestic strategic merger transactions, criminal cartel cases, dominance matters, class actions, and distribution and advertising matters under the Competition Act. Brian has also appeared on behalf of clients before the Competition Bureau, the Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various levels of Ontario courts. He is also a leading expert under the Investment Canada Act and is co-author of The Investment Canada Act: Commentary and Annotation (LexisNexis, 2022).
Brian is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law Section and was an adjunct law professor for more than a decade. His treatises have been cited by all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brian is a member of the Blakes Executive Committee, and Chair, Strategic Business Initiatives.