Donald Houston is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s competition law group in Toronto.
His competition law and litigation practice includes defending criminal prosecutions, Competition Tribunal proceedings and private actions, including class actions. He has frequently represented the commissioner of competition. Mr Houston counsels clients on mergers and other business practices.
He also has a significant cartel and merger practice, both domestic and international. His recent merger mandates include Leon’s/The Brick, Maple/TSX, BCE/CTV, BFI/Waste Services, Suncor/Petro-Canada, Avaya/Nortel and Akzo/ICI. His recent cartel/class action mandates include electronic books, polyurethane foam, chocolate products, construction glass, automotive products, computer chips and chemical products. Mr Houston has unsurpassed experience litigating Competition Tribunal cases in Canada. He has lectured and been published extensively. His publications include Competition Law, with J Pratt, in Intellectual Property Disputes, Resolutions and Remedies (Thomson/Carswell, 2002); Jurisdictional Issues in International Cartel Cases: A Canadian Perspective, with J Pratt; and Litigating Conspiracy (Irwin Law, 2006). He is immediate past chair of the CBA National Competition Law Section Executive.