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Paul Collins
Partner

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Paul Collins is head of the Competition and Foreign Investment Group. He practises corporate and commercial law and specializes in the area of competition law, providing both transactional and general compliance advice, as well as advice in the area of marketing and advertising law. Mr. Collins also advises foreign investors in connection with the Investment Canada Act and his practice puts him in constant contact with the Federal Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division of Industry Canada. From May 2010 to 2012 he served as Senior Deputy Commissioner — Mergers Branch 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, as well as the development of key Bureau policies. He is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (competition law section) and the antitrust law sections of both the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and has spoken at numerous conferences organized by the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, American Bar Association and The Canadian Institute.


Year Called to the Bar:1994 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 869-5577
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: pcollins@stikeman.com

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