Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group is widely acknowledged as the leading practice in Canada. Blakes houses a formidable team of practitioners with recognized expertise in every aspect of competition law and foreign investment review. The Competition group is frequently retained by major domestic and international companies and law firms to provide strategic counsel and representation. Blakes lawyers have been involved in the largest and most complex mergers in Canadian history, and have led the Canadian aspects of some of the largest global transactions, including internationally recognized innovative matters. Blakes is also a leading firm with respect to securing merger approvals for non-Canadian purchasers under Canada’s foreign investment laws. Blakes is at the forefront of high-profile competition litigation matters, including contentious mergers, advertising, abuse of dominance, reviewable trade practices and other civil matters before the Canadian Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Blakes lawyers also appear before the superior courts and the Supreme Court of Canada on criminal matters and class actions. Blakes has a proven track record of success acting for clients on multinational transactions and investigations where coordination among counsel and agencies in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions is a paramount objective. Blakes lawyers understand how Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws fit within the broader context of complex corporate transactions and business affairs, providing clients with timely, practical and strategic advice to ensure compliance with competition laws while facilitating transactions and assisting to realize business objectives.

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