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Provided by Donald B Houston

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Competition law and litigation practice includes defending criminal prosecutions, Competition Tribunal proceedings and private actions, including class actions. Has frequently represented the Commissioner of Competition. Counsels clients on mergers and other business practices. Significant cartel and merger practice, both domestic and international. Significant merger mandates include Bell/Axia, Shell/CNRL, Molson/Miller, Lafarge/Holcim, Leon’s/The Brick, Agrium/Viterra, Maple/Toronto Stock Exchange, BCE/CTV, BFI/Waste Services, Suncor/Petro-Canada, Avaya/Nortel and Akzo/ICI. Significant cartel/class-action mandates include foreign exchange, chocolate, tuna and other food products, polyurethane foam, construction glass, automobiles and automotive products, computer chips and chemical products. Significant experience litigating Competition Tribunal cases.

Career

Ontario Bar, 1981.

Professional Memberships

Former Chair of CBA National Competition Law Section; ABA; IBA.

Publications

“Competition Law,” in Intellectual Property Disputes (Thomson/Carswell);

Jurisdictional Issues in International Cartel Cases: A Canadian Perspective, with J Pratt, in ‘Litigating Conspiracy’ (Irwin Law):

The Trial of an Action (2d), with M Sopinka.

Personal

Adjunct professor at Western University Law School.

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Competition/Antitrust: Litigators - Canada
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Donald Houston is an eminently respected member of the Canadian competition Bar, with an impressive career that has seen him represent clients in both regulatory enforcement and litigation. He also has significant experience in merger and investment review files.

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