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Brian is the Chair of the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group and is one of the world's most highly regarded competition lawyers. He advises on all aspects of competition law including multijurisdictional and domestic strategic merger transactions, criminal cartel cases, dominance matters, class actions, and distribution and advertising matters under the Competition Act. He advises foreign investors, companies and states under the provisions of the Investment Canada Act and the State-Owned Enterprise Guidelines, which regulate the acquisition of control of Canadian businesses by non-Canadians.

Professional Memberships

Brian was past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, and founder and past co-chair of the CBA's National Competition Law Section's Foreign Investment Review Committee and the section’s International Committee. He was an adjunct law professor for over a decade.


Brian is co-author of leading treatises on Canadian regulatory law entitled Competition and Antitrust Laws in Canada: Mergers, Joint Ventures and Competition Collaborations, LexisNexis; Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and the United States, LexisNexis; Investment Canada Act: Commentary and Annotation, LexisNexis; Competition Act: Commentary and Annotation, LexisNexis; and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Competition and Foreign Investment, LexisNexis. His treatises have been cited by all levels of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.