199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1986 (ON)
Robert has extensive experience in all areas of competition law and regularly advises clients with respect to conspiracy, bid-rigging, trade association activities, misleading advertising, mergers and other reviewable trade practices, the criminal and non-criminal matters, and the misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act. He regularly advises clients with respect to regulatory approval under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act, in respect of major transactions. He has acted as litigation counsel in cases under various provisions of the Competition Act, and has extensive experience in class actions including DRAM, air cargo, hydrogen peroxide, EPDM, chocolate, LCD, auto parts, and credit cards. He has developed a recognized proficiency in the misleading advertising field and has frequently appeared successfully before the Competition Tribunal and various trial and appellate courts. Robert has been an active contributor to the work of the International Competition Network as a non-governmental adviser. He is a member of the American Bar Association's International Developments and Comments Task Force and a Vice-Chair of the Competition Law and Policy Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.