Paul Collins is head of the competition and foreign investment group. He practises corporate and commercial law and specialises in competition law, providing both transactional and general compliance advice as well as advice in the area of marketing and advertising law. Mr Collins is also a leading adviser for foreign investors in connection with the Investment Canada Act. His practice puts him in constant contact with the federal Competition Bureau and the investment review division of Industry Canada. He is a past chair of the executive committee of the CBA competition law section.
From May 2010 to May 2012, he served as senior deputy commissioner - mergers branch - with the Competition Bureau where, as the head of the mergers branch, he was instrumental in the bureau's review of high-profile corporate transactions, as well as the development of key bureau policies arising from the significant amendments to the Competition Act introduced in 2009.
Mr Collins is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (competition law section) and the antitrust law sections of both the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto faculty of law. He is the former chair of the legislative reform and competition policy subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association (competition law section). He has spoken at numerous conferences organised by the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Canadian Institute. In 2016, Paul led the competition law team from Stikeman Elliott, representing Lowe’s in connection with their acquisition of Rona.
WWL says: Peers flag up Paul Collins as a “top competitor in the market” for his compliance and merger clearance expertise.
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