GCR 100 - 13th Edition

Cassels Brock & Blackwell

05 December 2012

Canada

The Cassels Brock & Blackwell antitrust team remains a strong player among Canada’s mid-market firms. Practice leader Chris Hersh says the team has grown on the margins in recent years, pulling in talented lawyers from other parts of the firm – including the litigation and IP practices – to help boost the capacity of the two-partner core group.

On the contentious side, the Cassels Brock group has handled franchise competition issues for client Quiznos, and it obtained intervener status in the bureau’s case against the Toronto Real Estate Board case for client Reality Sellers. In criminal matters, the firm has noted an uptick in enforcement and says it is involved in several major investigations, including the auto parts cartel probe. In mergers, the team has acted for Starlight Investments in its purchase of TransGlobe Apartment REIT, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its purchase of Enobia Pharma, among other matters.

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