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Kevin MacDonald

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Some recent transactions in which Kevin has acted include:

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Queen's Bench

  • 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 listed in Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders - 2017 and 2018, which profiles the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under.

Professional Activities

Kevin is Vice-Chair of the Marketing Practices Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law 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
    Merger Control - Global Legal Insights, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Co-author: E-Commerce Competition Enforcement Guide
    GCR Insight, January 2019.
  • Co-author: Important Recent Competition Law Developments in Canada
    Canadian Corporate Counsel: A Practical Reference for Corporate, Municipal and Crown Counsel, Volume 27, No. 7, September/October 2018.
  • Co-author: Jurisdiction Issues Front and Center in Two Recent Canadian Court Decisions on Injunctions
    Hot Topics in International Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, September 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2009
LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School - 2008
B.A. (Hon.) Laurentian University - 2005
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