GCR 100 - 12th Edition

Stikeman Elliott LLP

30 January 2012


Stikeman Elliott continues to have one of Canada’s strongest competition practices despite the loss of four high-level members of its competition practice over recent years. The firm features Who’s Who Legal nominees Shawn C D Neylan, Lawson A W Hunter, Susan M Hutton and Katherine L Kay – all of whom have handled major work over the past 12 months.

Kay is one of the best competition litigators Canada has to offer. Her workload reflects as much: over the past year she has acted for Air Canada in the air cargo matter; the Canadian Real Estate Association in one of the bureau’s rare abuse of dominance cases; Infineon in the DRAM class action; Gordon Foods in a class action involving franchise issues; LG Display in the LCD class action; and others. Two partners, Eliot Kolers and Danielle Royal, have been assisting Kay in many of these matters. On the merger side, the team has been just as busy – handling three of the five deals to require a bureau consent order in 2010. The team has acted for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in its potential takeover by BHP Billiton; Ticketmaster in its international tie-up with rival Live Nation; Coca-Cola Enterprises in the sale of its bottling operations to Coca-Cola; United in its high-profile merger with Continental; and Canadian Tire Corporation’s purchase of Forzani Group, among many others.

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