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Micah Wood

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

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

  • Dow Chemical in its C$1-billion+ litigation with NOVA Chemicals Corporation with respect to operation of facilities under a joint venture

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

  • Evonik Industries AG announced an agreement with One Equity Partners to acquire US-based PeroxyChem for US$625-million

  • 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

  • BCE Inc. on its C$3.9-billion acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) and on its sale of a portion of MTS wireless subscribers and assignment of certain dealer locations to Telus Corp.

  • BCE Inc. on its C$3.38-billion acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Montreal-based Astral Media Inc.

  • BCE Inc. on 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

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

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

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on the sale of its Rothsay rendering and biodiesel business to Darling International Inc.

  • ConAgra Foods Inc. on the Canadian Competition Act approval of its US$4.95-billion acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

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

  • Baker Hughes on its US$5.5-billion acquisition of BJ Services

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Competition Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2018–2023 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2019–2023 (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 and 2021–2022 (Competition)

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

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition 2019

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Competition)

  • 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.")

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017

  • Legal Media Group's Rising Stars 2016

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

Professional Activities

Micah has written numerous articles on merger law, efficiencies and the efficiencies defence, abuse of dominance, and legal and economic analyses of network industries. In addition, he is the current chair of the Law & Economics Committee of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and has made numerous contributions to the policy work of that and other CBA section committees.

Micah was an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught regulation of competition for seven years.


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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