Mark advises on mergers & acquisitions, criminal cartel investigations, joint ventures, abuse of dominance, distribution and pricing practices, misleading advertising, and compliance, in Canada and internationally. Mark also advises on the regulation of foreign investments and ownership in Canada, including under the Investment Canada Act. Clients appreciate his common-sense advice on competition and foreign investment matters. Mark has appeared at all levels of court and acted as counsel on leading cases before the Competition Tribunal. Mark has authored policy briefs on domestic- and international competition–related matters and is co-author of The Competition Law Guide for Trade Associations in Canada. Active in the American Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association, he is past co-Chair of the International Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and past Chair of the Criminal Matters Committee of the CBA Section of National Competition Law. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; GCR 100 Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Competition; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On September 24, 2018, DCC Technology Ltd. acquired the JAM Group of Companies comprised of JAM Industries Ltd., JAM International Ltd. and their subsidiaries (“JAM”), North America’s largest value-added distributor of musical instruments, professional audio and consumer electronics products, for an initial enterprise value of US$170 million.
VimpelCom Ltd. and its affiliates completed the sale of all of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp., the operator of WIND Mobile, to a consortium of investors. The investor group included West Face Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LG Capital Investors, Serruya Private Equity, Novus Wireless Communications and Globalive Capital, the investment company of WIND Mobile co-founder Anthony Lacavera.