Lawson A.W. Hunter, QC
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One of Canada's leading regulatory and government relations counsel and head of the firm's Competition/Antitrust Group. Formerly Canada’s senior civil servant in charge of competition policy and enforcement, primarily responsible for drafting the federal Competition Act. Previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer of Bell Canada and BCE Inc., where he oversaw regulatory, governmental relations and corporate affairs. Advises Canadian and multinational corporations on federal regulatory law and policy, including competition/antitrust, foreign investment legislation and telecommunications law. Recent mandates include CNOOC/Nexen, Transcontinental’s proposed acquisition of the Canadian business of Quad/Graphics, Johnson & Johnson/Synthes, Inc., Canadian Tire/Forzani Group, PotashCorp/BHP Billiton and Ticketmaster/Live Nation. Consistently ranked in national and international surveys as one of the world’s leading counsel on regulatory matters. Ranked one of the World’s Top 20 competition and antitrust lawyers by The Best of the Best and cited in such publications as The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and PLC Which Lawyer? among others.
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