McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Competition/Antitrust Department

Canada
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Overview

With our ability to integrate exceptional expertise in both of Canada’s legal systems (civil and common law) and both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) to address any client issue, our national Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group is entrusted to advise on some of Canada’s most significant and industry-changing competition and foreign investment matters.

Our group is known for both our transactional expertise and our expertise in criminal and civil investigations and competition litigation.

Our team, which includes some of Canada’s best practitioners in the field (two of whom have chaired the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, represents clients on the full range of competition and foreign investment issues, including:

  • criminal and non-criminal provisions in Canada’s Competition Act
  • criminal investigations and proceedings in a number of industries
  • immunity and leniency applications in international and domestic cartels
  • private and public M&A transactions (including large and complex domestic and international transactions); structuring transactions
  • civil proceedings before the courts and the Competition Tribunal (Canada’s adjudicative body that oversees much of the enforcement of Canada’s Competition Act)
  • civil damage claims (class actions)
  • compliance matters and programs
  • Investment Canada Act: foreign investment and national security