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Melanie Aitken

Toronto, Canada Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition/Antitrust
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Based in Washington, DC, Melanie Aitken is well regarded in the Canadian market as a "very sharp and a good battler" who has deep experience in handling cross-border competition and antitrust mandates. "She sees things quickly and often saves a lot of time that someone with less breath wouldn't manage," sources share, adding: "She is also well connected on both sides of the border." She is co-head of the firm's competition, antitrust and foreign investment practice.
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Co-chair of the Competition/Foreign Investment practice and Managing Principal of Bennett Jones (US) LLP. Specializes in the Canadian aspects of global competition law and litigation. Melanie leads and litigates leading merger cases, both for and against the government, and represents clients in significant abuse and class action matters.

Career

Melanie was Canada's Commissioner of Competition from 2009 to 2012, in charge of the Competition Bureau, and Headed merger review from 2007-2009. Melanie is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading competition lawyers.

Personal

University of Toronto BA, 1988; University of Toronto LLB, 1991, Dean's Key.

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Melanie Aitken

Bennett Jones LLP

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3400 One First Canadian Place,

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M5X 1A4

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