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Paul Collins

Paul Collins
Office:
Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
199 Bay Street
M5L 1B9
City:
Toronto
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 416 869 5577
Fax:
+1 416 947 0866

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Paul Collins is head of the competition and foreign investment group. He practises corporate and commercial law, specialising in the area of competition law, providing both transactional and general compliance advice, as well as advice regarding marketing and advertising law. Paul 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. He is a past chair of the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association competition law section.

From May 2010 to May 2012, Paul served as a senior deputy commissioner 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 and the development of key Bureau policies arising from the significant amendments to the Competition Act introduced in 2009.

Paul is an active member of the competition and antitrust sections of the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Paul has multiple recognitions including Chambers Canada; Chambers Global; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; and Best Lawyers in Canada.  In 2016, Paul led the competition law team from Stikeman Elliott, representing Lowe’s in connection with their acquisition of Rona.

WWL says: Paul Collins is a distinguished practitioner who draws praise for his top-quality advice and vast expertise in compliance and transactional matters.

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Who's Who Legal Canada - Competition

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.

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

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