Paul Collins is a standout name in the mergers market, commend sources who note he is “great to deal with”.
Paul Collins is a partner at Stikeman Elliott and 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. He was also a member of the Bureau’s senior management committee.
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; The 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.