Kevin Ackhurst heads our Canadian competition law team. He advises Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws. His practice involves analyzing the competitive implications of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, providing advice concerning civil and criminal competition law matters, developing competition law compliance programs, and advising on the review of foreign investments under the net benefit and national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act. Kevin has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including the aerospace, agri-business, automotive, consumer products, energy, film, video, publishing and recorded music, financial services, mining, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, telecommunications and transportation sectors. In 2002–2003, Kevin was seconded to the International Affairs Division of the Canadian Competition Bureau. One of his primary responsibilities was supporting the chair of the International Competition Network steering group. Kevin contributes competition- and regulatory-related items to our Canadian M&A blog Deal Law Wire, and comments frequently on competition and foreign investment matters on Twitter @CanadaAntitrust.
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