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Provided by Davit D. Akman

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Advises on all aspects of Canadian competition/antitrust and foreign investment review law, including mergers, cartel defence, and civil matters. He has acted as counsel for private parties and the Commissioner of Competition in numerous proceedings before the Canadian Competition Tribunal and in class actions and other complex, civil, and criminal competition litigation matters at all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Davit is co-lead counsel for one of Canada’s largest grocery retailers and one of the two largest Canadian bread wholesalers in criminal and class action proceedings related to commercial bread pricing arising from what the former Commissioner of Competition has described as “the largest alleged conspiracy in the history of Canadian competition law enforcement.” Serves as Chair of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group at Cassels.

Career

LL.B. (with honours), University of Toronto, 1999. Law Clerk to the Honourable Louise Arbour, Supreme Court of Canada.

Professional Memberships

Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Competition/Antitrust: Litigators - Canada
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Band 4

Davit Akman represents clients in cartel class actions, as well as advising on international transactions. Based in Toronto, he recently joined Cassels Brock from BLG.
"Davit Akman has a good analytical approach and is a good litigator." "He's extraordinarily smart and practical."

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