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Kevin MacDonald

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Some recent matters in which Kevin has acted include:

  • 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

  • Canadian counsel to 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 2023 (Next Generation Partner: Competition and Antitrust)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Competition)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2022 (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.

Publications
  • Co-author: Canada Chapter
    The International Comparative Legal Guide: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms, Fifth Edition, Global Legal Group, July 30, 2021.
  • Co-author: Canada Chapter
    The International Comparative Legal Guide: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms, Fourth Edition, Global Legal Group, July 2020.
  • Co-author: Canada Chapter
    Merger Control, Global Legal Insights, Ninth Edition, 2020.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2009
LLB Osgoode Hall Law School – 2008
BA (Hon.) Laurentian University – 2005
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