Counsel and member of the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group. Specialises in all aspects of competition law, with particular expertise in merger review. Served 22 years with the Canadian Competition Bureau. Former Major Case Director and Strategic Policy Advisor of the mergers branch and former Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition responsible for Division A of the mergers branch and the Mergers Notification Unit. He has led the examination of significant mergers in a wide range of industries under the Competition Act, including the proposed mergers among Canada’s largest banks and the merger between Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. Recent competition matters in which Richard has provided advice include representing the NHL regarding the Competition Bureau’s review of the 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement between Rogers and the NHL regarding broadcasting rights for NHL hockey games in Canada; Spectra Energy in its $37 billion proposed merger with Enbridge; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals’ $841 million acquisition of Cynapsus Therapeutics; and OMERS Private Equity’s sale of Give & Go Prepared Foods to Thomas H. Lee Partners. He is recognized as a leading competition/antitrust lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers and The Best Lawyers in Canada.