Davit Akman is a partner in the competition law/antitrust, class actions and commercial litigation groups of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. He is recognised as a repeatedly recommended leading lawyer in the area of competition law in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has also been recognised in Benchmark Canada's Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a ‘Future Star’ in competition/antitrust, class action and commercial litigation and was named by Lexpert as one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40. Davit advises clients on all aspects of Canadian competition law, including cartel investigations and private actions, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters. He has served as counsel in a number of Canada's most important competition cases, including the seminal abuse of dominance case and the first price maintenance case heard by the Canadian Competition Tribunal. A significant portion of Davit’s practice involves defending national and cross-border class actions, and he has extensive experience working closely with US and global class action litigation counsel in international cases. Davit recently appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in Sun-Rype Products Ltd v Archer Daniels Midland, one of Canada's leading antitrust class action cases. He is the Vice-Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and a Vice-Chair of the Legislation & Competition Policy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association National Competition Law Section, as well as a member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Class Actions Law Section.