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George N Addy

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George Addy leads Davies’ competition and foreign investment review practice and is also a member of the following practice groups: technology, communications and media; investigations and white-collar defence; and advertising, marketing and distribution. He focuses on all aspects of competition law, including strategic advice on matters involving domestic and foreign regulators regarding cartels, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters in all sectors of the economy. He also provides advice and representation on legal and regulatory requirements to firms seeking to invest in Canada. He frequently advises on strategic and legal issues for clients in the telecoms, broadcasting, and internet sectors and advises on anti-corruption matters.

George has represented private and public sector clients before provincial courts, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as judicial inquiries and regulatory hearings. Clients include private sector clients, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the Attorney General of Canada. George has also frequently testified before House of Commons and Senate committees.

Prior to joining the firm in 2002, George was head of the Canadian Competition Bureau from 1993 to 1996 after leading the mergers branch from 1989 to 1993. In 1996 he left public service to become executive vice president and chief general counsel with TELUS Inc, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies.

George was named Toronto Competition/Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year 2012 by Best Lawyers. He is also recognised annually as a leading practitioner of competition/antitrust law in numerous publications: the GCR 100 (Canada); The Legal 500 Canada; Expert Guides’ Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers and The Best of the BestChambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1); Chambers Canada (Band 1); The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaThe Best Lawyers in CanadaThe Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryThe Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers; The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in CanadaWho’s Who Legal: Canada (competition); Who’s Who Legal: Competition and the compendium Who’s Who Legal. He has also achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent.

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) for his outstanding service to the community.

WWL says: The “fantastic” George Addy is internationally renowned as a top-tier antitrust practitioner and “a leader in the field”.


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