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Competition Law


Advises clients on the application of the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act to mergers and acquisitions. Merger clearance work has included:

  • Pfizer Inc.'s acquisitions of Warner Lambert and Pharmacia; Pfizer's sale of its Consumer Healthcare Business to Johnson & Johnson
  • Acquisitions by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. including The Pampered Chef, Shaw Industries, Fruit of the Loom and Benjamin Moore
  • Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and its partners' acquisition of Chrysler, and its acquisition of a controlling interest in GMAC

Assists businesses in complying with the Competition Act provisions that pertain to the marketing, pricing and distribution of products and services.

Provides advice in connection with the criminal and reviewable conduct provisions of the Competition Act.

Helps businesses to develop and implement corporate compliance programs to ensure that management and employees understand and comply with the Competition Act and other legislation.