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About Fraser

Fraser is a member of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group at Blakes, widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada and the Regional Firm of the Year – Americas (2019 GCR Awards).

Fraser advises on all aspects of competition law, including merger review, joint ventures and strategic alliances, criminal and civil investigations, and regulatory compliance matters. Fraser also advises on foreign investment and national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act. Fraser has worked with clients in many of Canada's key industries including energy, financial services, real estate, consumer products, telecommunications and insurance. During his articles, he completed a secondment in the legal department of a major Canadian bank.

Prior to joining Blakes, Fraser held a variety of senior positions on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, including advising the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, as well as the Ministers of International Trade, Fisheries & Oceans, and Public Safety.

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  • Sierra Wireless, Inc. on its US$1.2-billion proposed acquisition by Semtech Corporation

  • IAA, Inc. on its US$7.3-billion proposed sale to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated

  • Pacific Woodtech Corporation on its announced acquisition of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's Engineered Wood Products (I-Joist and LVL) division

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. on its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc.

  • Nasdaq, Inc. on its US$2.75-billion acquisition of Verafin Inc., Canada's largest software transaction since 2007

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$2.3-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • General Electric Company on its C$11.1-billion merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec Corporation

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. with respect to the hostile take-over bid made by Ensign Energy Services Inc.

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on its C$215-million acquisition of Viau Foods

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. on its C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project to the Government of Canada

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

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

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

Awards & Recognition

Fraser has been recognized as "One to Watch" for Competition/Antitrust Law in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2017
JD, University of Toronto – 2016
BA, University of British Columbia, Okanagan – 2009

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