Julie has secured regulatory clearance on a number of Canada's most complex and high-profile transactions, including Outokumpu Oyj/Inoxum; The Forzani Group/Canadian Tire; Intact Financial/AXA SA; Caterpillar/Bucyrus; Nestlé/Novartis; Nestlé/Kraft; Biovail/Valeant; Agrium/CF; Bemis/Rio Tinto; Nestlé/Vitality Foodservice; Aluminum Corporation of China/Rio Tinto; and Agrium/UAP.
Julie has advised many foreign investors, including state-owned investors, on the Investment Canada Act (including the State-Owned Enterprise Guidelines), which regulate the acquisition of foreign control of Canadian businesses.
Julie is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012, PLC Which Lawyer? 2012, and Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers 2012. She has served on the American Bar Association's (ABA) section of antitrust law leadership for seven years and currently serves as vice-chair of the mergers and acquisitions committee of the ABA's section of antitrust law.
Julie is on the editorial board of North American Corporate Lawyer and has authored or co-authored numerous articles on competition law, foreign investment and international trade, as well as spoken at many conferences on these topics.
Julie's international background includes a diploma in European competition law from King's College (London), a doctorate in international trade law (Toronto) and a degree in international, European and comparative law (Brussels).
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