40 King St W, Suite 5800, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997
Eric Dufour specializes in competition law and foreign investment reviews. He provides clients with advice relating to mergers, joint ventures, commercial arrangements, litigation and compliance matters concerning the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. In addition, Eric provides advice and guidance in respect to cartel investigations and class actions grounded on the Competition Act. Eric regularly deals with the Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Cultural Sector Investment Review branch of Canadian Heritage. Eric is one of the few Canadian lawyers to successfully guide a client through a contested national security review under the Investment Canada Act. Eric has extensive experience with clients in diverse sectors including financial services, transportation, electricity, publishing, oil & gas, forestry, agriculture, metals, communications, advertising, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail and information technology. Prior to joining Miller Thomson, he worked in another leading competition law group in Toronto and has also worked in the Mergers Branch of the Competition Bureau.
Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure, announced the completion of their purchase of Cogeco Peer 1, a leading provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services, from Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) for $720 million to create a standalone business under a new brand.