Anita Banicevic is a partner in the competition and foreign investment review practice. She advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including multinational mergers, criminal and civil investigations, as well as advertising and other compliance matters.
Anita has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries, including building materials, consumer products, financial institutions, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, telecommunications, and transportation.
Anita has obtained Competition Act and Investment Canada Act clearance for numerous high-profile transactions involving domestic and international businesses. Anita has also represented clients in a number of abuse of dominance and criminal price-fixing investigations by the Competition Bureau. She has experience with contested proceedings, negotiated resolutions and, where available, immunity or leniency agreements.
Anita currently serves on the executive committee of the national competition law section of the Canadian Bar Association, a position that will lead to her becoming chair of the section in September 2017. She is also co-chair of the antitrust section of the American Bar Association’s 2017 consumer protection conference and a former co-chair of the compliance and ethics committee of the ABA antitrust law section. Anita also acts as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network, an organisation of international competition law authorities dedicated to improving worldwide cooperation and convergence.
Anita is recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of competition law in a variety of publications including Who's Who Legal: Competition; GCR 100 (Canada); Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Chambers Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. In addition, in 2012, Anita was named to Global Competition Review's 40 Under 40 rankings, which seeks to identify the world's most talented young competition lawyers.
WWL says: “Excellent lawyer” Anita Banicevic has expertise in a wide array of sectors and industries, including energy, financial services and real estate.
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