Michael Kilby is a partner and Co-Head of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group. He is a leading advisor on all matters relating to Canadian competition and foreign investment laws, and has wide-ranging experience in complex merger reviews, foreign investment approvals, national security reviews, pricing and distribution practices, misleading advertising, anti-corruption and related counselling matters across a broad spectrum of industries.
Michael has been involved in some of the most important, precedent-setting foreign acquisitions in modern Canadian history, including securing approvals in the CNOOC / Nexen, Zayo / Allstream, Petrochina / Athabasca Oil Sands and Vale / Inco transactions and the successful defence by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan of the hostile bid from BHP Billiton. He has extensive experience advising clients in allocating and managing regulatory risk, throughout industries including technology, consumer goods, media, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, transportation and telecommunications.
Michael is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and a former Chair of the Marketing Practices Committee of the Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He is a member of both the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and the Pricing Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.