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About Kevin

Kevin is a Partner with the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group. He advises on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, marketing and distribution practices, abuse of dominance, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. Kevin also advises on foreign investment merger review under the Investment Canada Act.

He has advised international and Canadian clients on a wide variety of competition law matters, and has been involved in a number of large, high profile mergers in a variety of industries including insurance, oil and gas, financial services, consumer products, and healthcare.

In addition to his client-related work, Kevin contributes his knowledge and experience to the field by collaborating on publications that examine various Canadian and international competition law issues.

Kevin currently serves as a member of the Firm's Student Committee.

Select Experience

Some recent matters in which Kevin has acted include:

  • Saint-Gobain on its C$1.325-billion acquisition of Building Products of Canada Corp.

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. in its all-share transaction to acquire Pipestone Energy Corp. creating a combined entity with an approximate C$11.5-billion enterprise value

  • Imperial Oil Resources Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on the disposition of their interest in XTO Energy Canada to Whitecap Resources Inc. for C$1.9-billion

  • Federated Co-operatives Limited on its acquisition of 181 Husky retail fuel sites from Cenovus Energy Inc.

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its C$12.3-billion acquisition, together with Tryg A/S, of RSA Insurance Group Plc.

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisition of Osum Oil Sands Corp.

  • Dow Chemical in an action with respect to a joint venture related to the Competition Act and restraint of trade issues, before the Alberta Court of King's Bench

  • Equinix, Inc. on its C$1.04-billion acquisition of 25 data-centre facilities across Canada from BCE Inc.

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its C$1-billion acquisition of The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its $1.8-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • Nutrien Ltd. in connection with its AUD$470-million acquisition of Ruralco Holdings Limited

  • Cona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisition of Pengrowth Energy Corporation by Cona

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

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

  • Agrium Inc. on its US$36-billion merger of equals transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Continental AG in its US$1.9-billion acquisition of Veyance Technologies Inc.

  • ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. in its acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. for C$3.1-billion

  • Intact Financial Corporation in its acquisition of JEVCO Insurance Company from the Westaim Corporation for C$530-million

  • McKesson Corporation in connection with its announced acquisition in 2012 of the banner and franchised retail pharmaceutical business of Katz Group Canada for C$920-million

  • Cineplex with respect to its acquisition of AMC Ventures Inc.

  • A major global bank on the sale of a credit card portfolio to a Canadian financial institution in a transaction valued at C$8.5 billion

  • Intact Financial Corporation in its C$2.6-billion acquisition of the Canadian insurance businesses of AXA SA

  • Gennum Corporation on its C$500-million acquisition by Semtech Corporation.

Awards & Recognition

Kevin is recognized in:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2024 (Competition and Antitrust)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Competition)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Competition Law)

Professional Activities

Kevin is co-author of Investment Canada Act: Commentary and Annotation, a leading text on foreign investment review in Canada, the Canada Chapter of Merger Control, 11th Edition, and of Vertical Agreements and Dominants Firms, Sixth Edition.

Kevin was previously chair of the Marketing Practices Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2009
LLB Osgoode Hall Law School – 2008
BA (Hon.) Laurentian University – 2005

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