Donald B. Houston
Donald B. Houston
(416) 601-7506
(416) 868-0673
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Competition and litigation practice includes defending criminal prosecutions, Competition Tribunal proceedings and private actions, and class actions. Has frequently represented the Commissioner of Competition. Counsels clients on mergers and other business practices. Significant cartel and merger practice, both domestic and international. Significant merger mandates include Bell/Axia, Shell/CNRL, Molson/Miller, Lafarge/Holcim, Leon’s/The Brick, Agrium/Viterra, Maple/Toronto Stock Exchange, BCE/CTV, BFI/Waste Services, Suncor/Petro-Canada, Avaya/Nortel, and Akzo/ICI. Significant cartel/class-action mandates include foreign exchange, chocolate, tuna, other food products, polyurethane foam, construction glass, automobiles and automotive products, computer chips, and chemical products. Unsurpassed experience litigating Competition Tribunal cases in Canada. Adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. Has lectured and been published extensively, including "Jurisdictional Issues in International Cartel Cases: A Canadian Perspective" with J. Pratt in Litigating Conspiracy and The Trial of An Action, 2nd ed. with Sopinka. Past chair of the CBA National Competition Law Section Executive. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
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