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Global Canada Competition/Antitrust: Litigators

Chambers’ coverage of Competition and Antitrust covers the body of laws that prohibits anti-competitive behaviour (monopoly) and unfair business practices. This includes practices that hurt business, consumers, or both, or that generally violate standards of ethical behaviour. Antitrust litigation and M&A-related competition work, such as merger control, are also covered by this section.

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Donald B Houston
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    Donald B Houston
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    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.
  2. John Rook KC
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    John Rook KC
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    John Rook KC is a veteran of numerous competition-related disputes and continues to feature on a range of class action suits.
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Band 1
  1. Katherine L Kay
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    Katherine L Kay
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Katherine Kay is a highly experienced litigator, frequently at the forefront of the country's most significant antitrust disputes. She also assists clients in responding to regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions.
  2. Linda M Plumpton
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    Linda M Plumpton
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Linda Plumpton is an outstanding litigator who is recognised for her representation of clients in significant competition-related class actions. She is also very highly rated for her commercial litigation work. She is based in Toronto.
  3. Randal T Hughes
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    Randal T Hughes
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Randal Hughes continues to play a prominent role in some of the country's most significant antitrust regulatory investigations. He also offers significant experience in merger reviews, particularly those involving issues of national security.
  4. Robert E Kwinter
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    Robert E Kwinter
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Robert Kwinter is a highly respected Toronto-based competition lawyer with experience covering major antitrust investigations and disputes, as well as proficiency in merger review cases. As a litigator, he has an impressive track record defending corporate clients in competition-related class action cases.
  5. Sandra A Forbes
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    Sandra A Forbes
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Sandra Forbes is a skilled class actions and antitrust lawyer who has experience defending an impressive range of competition-related cases, including deceptive marketing and criminal cartel matters. She also has an active commercial litigation practice.
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Band 2
  1. David W Kent
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    David W Kent
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    David Kent is an established Toronto-based competition litigator with a solid track record acting for clients on significant class actions and regulatory enforcement files. His experience includes playing a key role in prominent antitrust disputes in the automotive industry.
  2. Eliot N Kolers
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    Eliot N Kolers
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Eliot Kolers is a highly respected litigator who has considerable experience leading high-profile antitrust single-plaintiff and class action proceedings. He is the head of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution group.
  3. Nikiforos Iatrou
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    Nikiforos Iatrou
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Nikiforos Iatrou is an experienced litigator and antitrust lawyer with significant experience advising on abuse of dominance and misleading advertising cases. He particularly impresses for his work in the technology and e-commerce sectors.
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Band 3
  1. Antonio Di Domenico
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    Antonio Di Domenico
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Antonio Di Domenico continues to grow his reputation for his work on competition litigation, including class action proceedings. He also advises on high-profile regulatory investigations and mergers.
  2. Christopher Naudie
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    Christopher Naudie
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Christopher Naudie is a Toronto-based litigation lawyer who is considered an expert in a number of key antitrust areas, including price fixing, bid rigging and cases of misleading advertising. He has represented clients in several major class actions in the banking and consumer products sectors.
  3. Randall J Hofley
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    Randall J Hofley
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Randall Hofley is a well-recognised lawyer in the competition field, particularly in relation to litigation and regulatory enforcement. His experience covers a wide range of issues, from price-fixing class actions to abuse of dominance cases. Hofley rejoined the firm in January 2020 following a two-year secondment as general counsel and senior enforcement adviser at the Canadian Competition Bureau.
  4. Robert S Russell
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    Robert S Russell
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Robert Russell is a seasoned Toronto-based lawyer with considerable experience representing clients in a range of competition cases, including those involving issues of price fixing and misleading advertising.
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Band 4
  1. Danielle Royal
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    Danielle Royal
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Danielle Royal is a skilled litigator with experience covering price fixing and conspiracy. She also provides advice and support to clients involved in a range of regulatory investigations.
  2. Davit D. Akman
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    Davit D. Akman
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    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.
  3. Emrys Davis
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    Emrys Davis
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Emrys Davis has an unrivalled ability in explaining both Canadian legal procedure and the substantive law in simple and understandable terms." "He is incredibly detailed and thorough, and will understand every nuance in a file."
  4. Guy Pinsonnault
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    Guy Pinsonnault
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Guy Pinsonnault remains an absolute go-to for matters concerning competition and antitrust, as well as white-collar defence and fraud investigations. His in-depth knowledge of these issues and his experience greatly assists clients in moments of crisis." "His balance of very sound advocacy skills and knowledge of the Bureau makes him a unique resource."
  5. W Michael G Osborne
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    W Michael G Osborne
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Michael Osborne is a Toronto-based lawyer who has considerable experience representing clients implicated in price-fixing and abuse of dominance class action litigation. He has played a significant role in a number of prominent competition class actions.
  6. Kevin Wright
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Band 4
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Up and Coming
  1. Adam Goodman
    Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
    Global 2022 | Up and Coming