Neil is the co-chair of McMillan's competition and international trade groups and a partner in the energy group.
His competition law experience includes over 300 merger clearances under the Competition Act and/or the Investment Canada Act, including the Ultramar/Coastal and American Iron and Metal/SNF cases before the Competition Tribunal, as well as the Novartis/Alcon, Coca-Cola/CCE and Quebecor/Transcontinental consent agreements; over 25 domestic or international cartel cases and related class actions, including vitamins, air cargo, optical disc drives, foreign exchange, chocolate confectionery and auto parts; and major unilateral conduct investigations and proceedings, including UCDA v IBC, Paradise Pharmacy v Novartis and DIR v Air Canada (Gemini). Neil also advises on marketing, distribution, grey marketing and joint venture issues.
Neil's trade law practice includes anti-dumping and subsidy proceedings; NAFTA and WTO matters; export/import controls and trade sanctions; foreign corrupt practices; investor-state disputes; and lobbying on trade policy issues.
Neil's energy expertise includes market-related issues in the electricity and oil and gas sectors. He is the past chair of the market monitor for Ontario's electricity markets and assisted the Independent Electricity System Operator with the development of its general conduct rule.
Neil's public sector experience includes acting as special counsel to the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the IESO and the Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator, in addition to his work on the Ontario Energy Board's Market Surveillance Panel. He is also a non-governmental adviser to the cartel working group of the International Competition Network.
Neil is a member of the Canadian Bar Association's competition law section and past chair of its foreign investment review committee. He is a member of the international task force of the American Bar Association's antitrust law section. He is also a former chair of the International Bar Association's antitrust committee and the co-chair of its merger working group.
Neil is the global contributing editor for Getting the Deal Through: Cartel Regulation and the co-author of the "Canada" chapter in International Protection of Foreign Investment. He has also published Merger Law and Practice and numerous articles on competition, trade and investment matters. He is a member of the CD Howe Institute's Competition Policy Council, the editorial board of the Canadian Competition Law Review and the editorial advisory board of the IBA's Business Law International journal.
Neil completed a doctorate in competition law at the University of Toronto in 1993 and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He was named as one of the top 20 global competition lawyers in Who's Who Legal 2014 and received the Global Competition Review's "Deal-maker of the year" award in 2016.
WWL says: Neil Campbell is a "great lawyer" who is highly proficient in merger clearance work and also has deep experience in class action and cartel matters.
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