40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
W. Michael G. Osborne advises and defends businesses in inquiries and proceedings under the Competition Act, including criminal investigations and prosecutions, class actions, abuse of dominance, mergers, and marketing and advertising matters. Michael acts for and advises parties in a wide range of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters. He also offers experience in a range of regulatory and white-collar crime matters. Michael has acted as trial and appellate counsel before all levels of court across the country, the Competition Tribunal and other administrative tribunals, and arbitral tribunals in international and domestic arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc. Michael is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section, the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, The Advocates’ Society, and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of ICDR Canada’s roster of arbitrators. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998 after clerking for Justice Sopinka at the Supreme Court of Canada.