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About Micah

Micah has practiced for over 20 years and is a senior partner in the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, widely regarded as the largest and top-ranked competition law and foreign investment review practice in Canada. Clients consider Micah to be "...consistently ranked as a leading competition lawyer for his excellent client service and advice on critically important and complex matters."

Micah advises Canadian and multinational clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, unilateral conduct and commercial practices, criminal and civil investigations, and ongoing compliance. He also advises clients on all aspects of Canada’s foreign direct investment regime, including in respect of acquisitions of control of Canadian businesses and Canada’s national security review regime.

Micah advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including technology, media, advertising, telecommunications, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical products, manufacturing, chemicals, transportation and consumer goods.

Micah has also been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he taught regulation of competition for seven years.

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Micah has secured regulatory clearance in a number of Canada's most complex and high-profile transactions including:

  • Royal Bank of Canada on its C$13.5-billion acquisition of HSBC Bank of Canada

  • FLSmidth & Co A/S on its acquisition of the mining business of thyssenkrupp AG for an enterprise value of €280-million

  • Ultra Electronics on its £2.57-billion sale to Cobham Limited

  • BCE Inc. on its C$3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS), its sale of a portion of MTS wireless subscribers and assignment of certain dealer locations to Telus Corp., its C$3.38-billion acquisition of Astral Media Inc., its acquisition of an ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise, and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise, and other matters

  • Worley Parsons Limited on its US$3.3-billion acquisition of the Energy, Chemicals and Resource business of Jacobs Engineering Group

  • Peroxychem on its sale to Evonik Industries AG for US$625-million

  • LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services on its C$1.22-billion acquisition of CML HealthCare Inc.

  • WestJet in connection with its C$5.0-billion acquisition by Onex Corporation

  • Red Hat, Inc. on its US$34-billion sale to IBM

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in connection with its approximately £71-billion acquisition of SABMiller plc and in connection with the US$12-billion on-sale of the Miller Brands business to Molson Coors

  • InBev in connection with its US$52-billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$43.3-billion merger with Petro-Canada

  • Continental Airlines on its US$6.2-billion merger with United Airlines

Awards & Recognition

Micah is recognized as a leading competition lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Competition Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2016–2024 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2012–2024 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global – 2021–2023 (Competition)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2018–2022 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada – 2017, 2021–2023 (Competition)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017 (Sources particularly praise his advocacy skills: "He provides eloquent, precise and well-structured analysis.")

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Clients consider Micah to be "very business-savvy.")

  • Legal Media Group's Rising Stars 2016

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers 2016


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2003
JD, University of Toronto – 2002
MA (Economics), University of Toronto – 2002
BA (Hon., With Distinction, Economics), Wilfrid Laurier University – 1999

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