199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Practice Area: Chair of Blakes Competition & Foreign Investment Group, which has recently been ranked as the top competition law practice in the Americas. Recognized as one of the world's most highly regarded lawyers. A trusted advisor to senior counsel and CEOs. Has advised the Competition Bureau and has testified before Parliamentary Committees regarding foreign investment in Canada. Recognized at the top of the major ranking services, including as one of Canada‘s 25 Most Influential Lawyers and as Competition Lawyer of the Year, Canada. Professional Membership: Past Chair of the CBA Competition Law Section, founder of the CBA Foreign Investment Review Committee. CD Howe Competition Policy Council. Publications: Competition and Antitrust Laws in Canada:Mergers, Joint Ventures and Competition Collaborations; Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and the United States; Investment Canada Act: Commentary and Annotation; Competition Act: Commentary and Annotation. Repeatedly cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.
On June 21, 2017, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), a leading middle-market private-equity firm completed the sale of its shares of the parent company and certain subsidiaries of Safway Group (Safway) to Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. (Brand).
On July 10, 2015, Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. completed their global merger and launched LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building materials industry. The new LafargeHolcim shares will be traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange as well as the Euronext in Paris. In April 2014 both companies had announced their intention to merge. All relevant anti-trust approvals were received within the expected timeframe following a proactive dialogue with the respective authorities in Canada and elsewhere.
BCE Inc. completed its privatization of Bell Aliant Inc. and the integration of its Atlantic Canada affiliate into BCE’s national operations, following its successful offer to purchase all of the outstanding publicly-held Bell Aliant common shares for a combination of cash and BCE common shares valued at approximately $3.95 billion.