Paul Collins

Paul Collins
Office:
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 Canada - Competition

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 CanadaChambers GlobalCanadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryThe Legal 500 CanadaLexpert/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 one of the foremost competition lawyers in Canada. He is highly respected among peers and clients alike who consider him "really strong" on divestitures and acquisitions.

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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 law section and the antitrust section 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 2017, Paul led the competition law team from Stikeman Elliott in representing John Wood Group PLC in connection with their acquisition of AMEC Foster Wheeler.

WWL says: Paul Collins is commended as “excellent” and “very knowledgeable” when it comes to transactional competition matters. ‚Äč

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

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