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Lawson A W Hunter QC

Lawson A W Hunter QC
Office:
50 O'Connor Street
Suite 1600
K1P 6L2
City:
Ottawa
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 613 566 0527
Fax:
+1 613 230 8877

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Lawson Hunter is a competition, regulatory and government relations counsel at Stikeman Elliott. He was formerly Canada's senior civil servant in charge of competition policy and enforcement, and primarily responsible for drafting the federal Competition Act. He previously served as executive vice president and chief corporate officer of Bell Canada and BCE Inc, where he was responsible for overseeing regulatory, governmental relations and corporate affairs.

Lawson advises corporations on all aspects of federal regulatory law and policy, including competition and antitrust matters, foreign investment legislation, anti-dumping and international trade, telecommunications law and Heritage Canada issues. He is particularly noted for his experience as an adviser on regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Lawson has consistently ranked in surveys as one of Canada's and the world's leading counsel on regulatory matters. He is described as "a dean of the Canadian Competition Bar", the "pre-eminent competition lawyer in Canada" and "one of the best in Canada - he gives tremendous advice".

Lawson was recognised as the 2016 recipient of the Chambers Canada Lifetime Achievement award. He was named one of the world's top 20 competition and antitrust lawyers by The Best of the Best and is ranked in Chambers Canada; Chambers Global; Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; and Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Competition.

Lawson is described by Global Competition Review as “among the most talented and well-regarded in the country” and also as “one of the pre-eminent names on the Canadian antitrust scene”.

WWL says: “Extremely strong lawyer” Lawson Hunter QC is picked out by sources for his vast agency experience, which makes him a top choice for clients needing representation and regulatory advice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Canada - Competition

Lawson Hunter is a competition, regulatory and government relations counsel at Stikeman Elliott. From April 2010 to May 2012, Mr Hunter assumed the role of head of the competition and foreign investment group. He was formerly Canada's senior civil servant in charge of competition policy and enforcement, and primarily responsible for drafting the federal Competition Act. He previously served as executive vice president and chief corporate officer of Bell Canada and BCE Inc, responsible for overseeing regulatory, governmental relations and corporate affairs. Mr Hunter advises corporations on all aspects of federal regulatory law and policy, including competition and antitrust matters, foreign investment legislation, anti-dumping and international trade, telecommunications law and Heritage Canada issues. He is particularly noted for his experience as an adviser on regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Recent mergers include Allergan/Teva, Allergan/Pfizer, Lenovo/IBM, FGL Sports/Pro Hockey Life, PTTEP/StatoilNordion/Sterigenics, CNOOC/Nexen, Transcontinental/Quad Graphics, Johnson & Johnson/SynthesCanadian Tire/Forzani Group, PotashCorp/BHP Billiton, Ticketmaster/Live Nation and United/Continental Airlines.

Mr Hunter has consistently ranked in surveys as one of Canada's and the world's leading counsel on regulatory matters. He is described as "a dean of the Canadian competition Bar", the "pre-eminent competition lawyer in Canada" and "one of the best in Canada - he gives tremendous advice". Most recently, Mr Hunter was recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Chambers Canada Lifetime Achievement award. He was named one of the world's top 20 competition and antitrust lawyers by The Best of the Best and is ranked in Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Competition, among others.

WWL says: Lawson Hunter QC is described as an “eminent and senior” practitioner by market sources for his 45 years working in the area.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

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