Michael Laskey is a partner in Stikeman Elliott’s competition and foreign investment group. He regularly advises clients in connection with the review of complex and high-profile transactions under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act.
Mike has significant experience advising in connection with transactions and compliance issues under the Competition Act, transactions under the economic and cultural provisions of the Investment Canada Act, and national security matters.
In relation to competition law matters, Mike’s recent notable transactions include: IBM in its acquisition of Red Hat; United Technologies in its merger with Raytheon and its acquisition of Rockwell Collins; Global Payments in its acquisition of TSYS; TELUS in its acquisition of ADT Canada; Wabtec in its acquisition of GE’s transportation business; Lowe’s in its acquisition of RONA; Huntsman in its acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla; Univar in its acquisition of Nexeo; Valspar in its acquisition by Sherwin-Williams; CST Brands in its acquisition by Alimentation Couche-Tard; Sobeys in its acquisition of Safeway’s Canadian business; and many others.
In relation to foreign investment matters, Mike has advised in connection with many of the most significant foreign acquisitions in Canadian businesses, including Airbus in its acquisition of a majority interest in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership from Bombardier; Vail Resorts in its acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings; and others, including several reviews under the national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act.
Mike is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.