Provided by Michael Kilby
Michael Kilby is a partner and Head of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group. He is a leading advisor on 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, Hasbro / Entertainment One, 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 Kilby continues to impress for his competition and merger review practice, leading a number of significant deals in the energy, telecoms and utilities sectors.
"He was extremely pragmatic and business-oriented and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process." "Michael Kilby considers all the options when we present an issue, leaving no stone unturned."