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About Joe

Joe is a member of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group. His practice focuses on all aspects of competition law and advocacy, including contested merger litigation, class actions, merger review, price fixing and cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, joint ventures and strategic alliance, and regulatory compliance. He also advises on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act.

Joe has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Competition Tribunal and the Ontario Superior Court and is a passionate advocate for his clients.

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  • Secure Energy Services Inc. on its C$2.3-billion enterprise value merger with Tervita Corporation before the Competition Bureau, Competition Tribunal and Federal Court of Appeal, including successfully opposing multiple applications to block closing of the transaction

  • Tilray, Inc. in connection with its business combination with Aphria Inc., having an implied pro forma equity value of C$5.0-billion (US$3.9-billion)

  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated on its US$7.6-billion purchase of Bayer AG's animal health business

  • Starlight Investments and KingSett Capital on the C$4.9-billion acquisition of the Northview REIT

  • Hg Capital on Canadian aspects of its acquisitions of CaseWare International, Benevity and Prophix

  • A major Canadian food producer with respect to national price-fixing class actions

  • A leading engineering and technology firm in a consumer protection class action relating to diesel emissions

  • An international online travel agency regarding alleged misleading advertising practices and related class actions

Awards & Recognition

Joe is recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Competition / Antitrust Law)
  • Co-author : Canada Chapter
    The International Comparative Legal Guide: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms, Fifth Edition, Global Legal Group, July 30, 2021.
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker : Nuts and Bolts of Merger Litigation
    Competition Law Section Webinar, Canadian Bar Association, April 13, 2022.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2017
JD/MBA (Gerald W. Schwartz Silver Medalist), University of Toronto – 2016
BA (Economics), McGill University – 2012

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