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Melanie L. Aitken
Co-Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Invest

Bennett Jones LLP

Melanie L. Aitken, Bennett Jones LLP

Melanie is the co-Chair of the Bennett Jones competition and foreign investment practice, specializing in global antitrust and competition law and litigation. She is the Managing Principal of Bennett Jones (US) LLP, practising Canadian law in Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada. Melanie served as Canada's Competition Commissioner from 2009 to 2012. As Commissioner, Melanie led many high-profile civil and criminal matters and worked extensively with leaders of antitrust authorities around the world on enforcement and policy cases. Since returning to practice, she has represented clients in a broad range of industries in merger, conduct and criminal investigations, including financial services, large retail, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, airlines, oil & gas, consumer products and organized sport. Recognized in Chambers Global, GCR Top Women in Antitrust, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2013 and Most Influential Lawyers in Canada 2011 and 2012. Melanie has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall and Queen's Law Schools, is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, sits on the Advisory Boards of the Global Antitrust Institute (DC) and Schulich School of Business (Toronto), and on the Board of the Canadian American Business Council (DC).

Year Called to the Bar:1991 (ON)
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 777-4855
Fax: (202) 204-0498
E-mail: aitkenm@bennettjones.com

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