Counsel and member of the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group. Specialises in all aspects of competition law, with an 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 Spectra Energy’s $37 billion merger with Enbridge; Vista Equity Partners’ $4.8 billion acquisition of DH Corporation; Cintas Corporation’s US$2.2 billion acquisition of G&K Services; 7-Eleven Canada’s acquisition of 144 retail gasoline sites from Imperial Oil; and Vancouver Airport Authority in an abuse of dominance inquiry concerning flight kitchen catering services at the Vancouver International Airport. He is recognized as a leading competition/antitrust lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.