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Paul Collins

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Paul Collins, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Paul Collins is a partner and Co-head of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group. He practises corporate and commercial law, specializing in the area of competition law, providing both transactional and general compliance advice, as well as advice regarding marketing and advertising law. Paul is also a leading advisor for foreign investors in connection with the Investment Canada Act. His practice puts him in constant contact with the federal Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. He is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section. From May 2010 to May 2012, Paul served as a Senior Deputy Commissioner 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 and the development of key Bureau policies arising from the significant amendments to the Competition Act introduced in 2009. Such Bureau policies/guidelines include the revised Merger Enforcement Guidelines published in October 2011, as well as the Merger Review Process Guidelines, the Fee and Service Standards Handbook for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters.

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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