James Musgrove is the co-chair of McMillan's competition and antitrust practice and is a member of the board of partners of McMillan LLP.
Mr Musgrove is a council member of the ABA section of antitrust law. He is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association national competition law section, and past president of the Toronto Lawyers' Association. He is a 2014 winner of the GCR award for Behavioural Matter of the Year (Americas), and was named 2015 Toronto Advertising and Marketing Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.
James has been recognised as a leading competition lawyer in a variety of publications, including The American Lawyer/Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Who's Who Legal: Canada (competition/antitrust); Global Competition Review; Chambers Global; Best Lawyers in Canada; PLC Which Lawyer; Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers; Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers; and Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers, among others.
James advises on merger, cartel, monopolisation and distribution matters and makes regular representation and submissions to the Competition Bureau. He is also active in Investment Canada and Foreign Corrupt Practices matters, and has been retained as an expert witness on the Investment Canada process. Mr Musgrove has represented a wide variety of domestic and international clients, as well as the Canadian Commissioner of Competition.
James’s leading merger cases include: Rogers/Glentel, Kraft/Cadbury, AXA/Intact, Shell/Payless, BBM/Nielsen, West Fraser/Weldwood, Teck/Cominco, Shell/Himont, Teck Cominco/Fording Coal, Procter & Gamble/Tambrands, Rogers/Quebecor and Philip Morris/Nabisco. Leading competition law-related litigation matters include MasterCard/Visa, NutraSweet, Interac, West Fraser, Polaroid and Air Canada/Toronto Port Authority. Leading cartel investigations and class actions include those involving, cathode ray tubes, auto parts, retail gasoline, compressed gas, electrical contractors, copper concentrates, fine paper, real estate services, liquid crystal display, credit cards and marine hoses, amongst others.
James has considerable expertise in a number of industries, including telecommunications and broadcasting, oil and gas, payments services, insurance, retailing, food and beverage, mining, chemicals and plastics, financial services and automotive, amongst others.
James is editor-in-chief of Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law published by CBA/Carswell; founding editor of the Toronto Law Journal; a designated contributor to Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law; and the author of the competition law chapter in The Canada Corporations Law Reporter, published by CCH Canada Limited. He is the co-editor of the TerraLex Pre-Merger Notification Manual, and editor of Competition Law for the 21st Century, Juris Publishing, 1998.
James is active as an NGA adviser to the International Competition Network's unilateral conduct, cartel and mergers working groups, and has participated in many ICN annual general meetings, workshops and teleseminars as a speaker and facilitator. He is a contributor to various ICN working group reports and workbooks.
James is a frequent speaker on antitrust topics and has published more than 150 articles over the past decade. He is a guest lecturer at various Canadian universities.
James holds a degree from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) in early modern history, and his LLB from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
WWL says: James Musgrove is known as “one of the big names” in the area. He is active across industries such as oil and gas, retail and financial services.
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