Ian Macdonald is a partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office. His practice focuses on competition law and foreign investment review. Ian’s primary area of focus is merger review, having successfully represented clients in a wide range of industries in relation to dozens of merger pre-notification filings under the Competition Act and notifications and reviews under the Investment Canada Act. He has extensive experience counselling clients in relation to the state-owned enterprise and national security review provisions of the Investment Canada Act. Ian has also counselled numerous clients in relation to the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act, and assisted clients in responding to information and document production orders and investigations in relation to alleged violations of the Act’s civil and criminal provisions. He has prepared competition law compliance policies and conducted competition law compliance seminars for many clients. Ian is currently vice chair of the International Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section. To enhance his expertise in this specialised area, Ian completed an LLM in International Trade and Competition Law through Osgoode Hall Law School on a part-time basis.