Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its standout capabilities on the M&A side of competition and antitrust. Also adeptly represents clients before regulatory bodies in competition disputes and civil enforcement proceedings. Offers additional experience in relation to cartel investigations and criminal antitrust investigations. Counsels clients from a wide range of industries, including the financial services, energy and technology sectors.

Strengths A client commented: "The team is very knowledgeable, both technically and also with respect to how the Competition Bureau works. They are able to take a practical, commercial approach to meeting competition law requirements and are able to distil complex problems into easily digestible pieces."

Another interviewee appreciates the firm's multidisciplinary strength, saying: "The delivery of a full service by Osler is really helpful. The departments work really well together."

Work highlights Advised Constellation Brands in connection with its CAD5.1 billion investment in Canopy Growth, which included Investment Canada Act review.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Naudie is "excellent and great to deal with," according to one commentator. An experienced litigator, he is frequently sought out to defend competition inquiries and class actions.

Kaeleigh Kuzma provides expert advice on the competition aspects of a range of corporate transactions. Her recent experience includes mandates in the banking, energy and communications sectors.

Michelle Lally is described by sources as "terrific in the competition law space." She is particularly proficient at navigating the merger review process, and recently advised the Special Committee of Goldcorp on the competition and foreign investment aspects of its USD10 billion acquisition by Newmont Mining. "She is extremely practical in her advice," according to one client, while another noted that "she's very solution-oriented and always tries to get to the finish line."

The "extremely smart and really great" Peter Glossop has a wealth of experience assisting clients with securing competition law and foreign investment clearance for significant M&A transactions. A client highlighted his "business-minded, practical and measured approach to analysing risks," and further noted that he is "highly responsive to client needs."

Shuli Rodal is hailed as an "excellent competition lawyer" by clients. Her expertise includes advising on the competition and foreign investment aspects of M&A transactions, and she also has experience of contentious antitrust proceedings. One source reported: "She made me feel confident we would get through the process with the right outcome – she did a great job guiding us."