James B Musgrove

James B Musgrove
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
M5J 2T3
+1 416 307 4078
+1 416 865 7048


Who's Who Legal Canada - Competition

James Musgrove is the co-chair of McMillan's competition and antitrust practice.

Mr Musgrove is a member of the ABA section of antitrust law leadership. He is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association national competition law section, and past president of the Toronto Lawyers' Association. He is a 2014 winner of the GCR award for Behavioural Matter of the Year (Americas), and was named 2015 Toronto Advertising and Marketing Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.

James has been recognised as a leading competition lawyer in a variety of publications, including The American Lawyer/Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaWho's Who Legal: Canada (competition/antitrust); Global Competition ReviewChambers GlobalBest Lawyers in CanadaPLC Which LawyerEuromoney Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust LawyersLexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers; and Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers, among others.

James’s leading merger cases include:  Rogers/GlentelKraft/CadburyAXA/IntactShell/PaylessBBM/NielsenWest Fraser/WeldwoodTeck/ComincoShell/HimontTeck Cominco/Fording CoalProcter & Gamble/TambrandsRogers/Quebecor and Philip Morris/Nabisco. Leading competition law-related litigation matters include MasterCard/VisaNutraSweetInteracWest FraserPolaroid and Air Canada/Toronto Port Authority. Leading cartel investigations and class actions include those involving, cathode ray tubes, auto parts, retail gasoline, compressed gas, electrical contractors, copper concentrates, fine paper, real estate services, liquid crystal display, credit cards and marine hoses, amongst others. He has been involved with the Volkswagen clear emissions issue.

Mr Musgrove has served as council to the Canadian Commissioner of Competition on various matters, and expert witnesses with respect to the Investment Canada process. James has considerable expertise in a number of industries, including telecommunications and broadcasting, oil and gas, payments services, insurance, retailing, food and beverage, mining, chemicals and plastics, financial services and automotive, amongst others.

James is editor-in-chief of Fundamentals of Canadian Competition Law published by CBA/Carswell; founding editor of the Toronto Law Journal; a designated contributor to Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law; and the author of the competition law chapter in The Canada Corporations Law Reporter, published by CCH Canada Limited. He is the co-editor of the TerraLex Pre-Merger Notification Manual, and editor of Competition Law for the 21st Century, Juris Publishing, 1998.

James is active as an NGA adviser to the International Competition Network's unilateral conduct, cartel and mergers working groups, and has participated in most ICN annual general meetings, as well as numerous workshops and teleseminars as a speaker and facilitator. He is a contributor to various ICN working group reports and workbooks.

James is a frequent speaker on antitrust topics and has published more than 150 articles over the past decade. He is a guest lecturer at various Canadian universities.

James holds a degree from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) in early modern history, and his LLB from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has a ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

WWL says: James Musgrove receives high praise from market sources who note him to be “an excellent competition lawyer". He provides clients with a wealth of insight into class actions and merger control matters.

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

Other Practice Areas:

Follow us on LinkedIn

Practice Areas


Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100


News & Features

Special Reports



About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2019 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. | http://www.lbresearch.com

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910

http://www.whoswholegal.com | editorial@whoswholegal.com

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK