J. Kevin Wright
Year called to the Bar:
Partner at Davis LLP and Chair of its Competition & Antitrust Law Group. Kevin practises civil litigation, with particular emphasis on competition and intellectual property law. He has appeared before the Competition Tribunal, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada as one of the counsel for the Competition Bureau in the first contested merger case under the 1986 amendments to the Competition Act. He has advised and represented businesses, trade associations and public bodies with respect to competition law issues involving cartel investigations, acquisitions, pre-notification filings, compliance programs, franchising and distribution, commercial agreements and marketing and trade practices. He is the current Chair of the Mergers Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and the past chair of its Criminal Matters Committee. Kevin is recognized in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2013, The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook. He graduated with a BA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario in 1990, obtaining the gold medal in economics and a JD (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 1993.