This year, we identify 67 field-leading practitioners for their outstanding expertise across the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious competition matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Stikeman Elliott sees eight lawyers recognised in this chapter.
The “excellent” Paul Collins is “a leader at the Canadian Bar” who excels at providing top-notch transactional and compliance advice to a spectrum of clients.
Katherine Kay is a “standout litigator” with a profound understanding of competition law.
Susan Hutton is singled out as a “market-leading competition litigator” who is well-versed at handling mergers and investigations.
Eliot Kolers is a “seasoned litigator” who excels in competition disputes including high-stakes class actions.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg achieves an impressive nine listings here.
Anita Banicevic is “extremely well-regarded” for her prolific work on mergers, abuse of dominance cases and marketing issues.
John Bodrug earns plaudits as a “vastly knowledgeable lawyer and deep thinker” with a wealth of experience advising domestic and international clients on price-fixing investigations, distribution issues, transactions and advertising matters.
Sandra Forbes maintains a stellar reputation as a “top-tier litigator in the competition arena”.
Mark Katz earns praise for his broad competition expertise spanning cartel investigations, misleading advertising, pricing and merger cases.
Elisa Kearney is celebrated for the breadth of her experience in contentious and non-contentious competition matters.
Blake Cassels & Graydon sees seven individuals recommended here.
The “truly excellent” Brian Facey is a doyen of the field and is touted for his strong track record in multijurisdictional and domestic class actions, complex mergers and cartel cases.
Navin Joneja is distinguished as “highly intellectual with tremendously strong expertise in competition law”.
Julie Soloway is a go-to for international clients in the financial services, oil and gas, technology and pharmaceutical industries seeking first-rate competition compliance advice.
Robert Kwinter garners praise for his strong regulatory know-how and longstanding experience in complex cases pertaining to conspiracy, trade association activities and mergers.
Micah Wood possesses extensive experience and expertise across the full gamut of competition issues and is highly sought-after by clients in the TMT, transportation, manufacturing and life sciences sectors.
We highlight seven lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault in this chapter.
The “outstanding” Jason Gudofsky is highlighted for his encyclopaedic understanding of competition law, and particularly for his top-notch advice on complex transactions.
Deborah Salzberger is a “truly spectacular competition lawyer” whom clients rely on for first-rate compliance advice regarding joint ventures, pricing issues, advertising and distribution.
Casey Halladay is revered as an “excellent and well-accomplished lawyer” and is noted for his exemplary merger clearance advice.
Oliver Borgers receives acclamation for his impressive antitrust and foreign investment knowledge. Clients praise his “vast experience, practical advice and thorough guidance”.
Donald Houston is “an excellent competition lawyer and litigator” with decades of experience in abuse of dominance cases, merger issues, cartel investigations and other high-profile class actions.
Bennett Jones is home to five individuals listed this year.
Randal Hughes is considered “an authority on class actions in the competition space” and comes highly commended as a market-leading litigator.
Adam Kalbfleisch enjoys a strong reputation for his longstanding competition practice encompassing conspiracy investigations, class actions, merger advice and abuse of dominance cases.
Emrys Davis is lauded for his “impeccable judgment and impressive ability to deal with complex international legal issues”. He is a go-to litigator for mergers, investigations and abuse of dominance cases.
At Torys, Omar Wakil stands out as a leading light in the competition space who provides top-drawer advice to clients across a range of industries and sectors including energy, chemicals and financial services.
Linda Plumpton receives widespread acclaim for her broad dispute resolution practice which encompasses antitrust disputes, class action defence and securities litigation.
Subrata Bhattacharjee of Borden Ladner Gervais is “among the very best competition lawyers in Canada” thanks to his extensive experience advising on multijurisdictional mergers, class actions and compliance issues.
Michelle Lally at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt is highlighted for her 25-plus years of experience advising clients on compliance, merger clearance, price fixing and investigations.
Shuli Rodal impresses sources with her sweeping knowledge of competition issues relating to bid-rigging investigations, pricing and distribution matters, M&A transactions and foreign investment.