GCR 100 2020

Borden Ladner Gervais

Borden Ladner Gervais

Professional notice


BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS has a burgeoning five-star behavioural and cartels practice group. Robert Russell leads six other partners and seven associates in offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. The team is representing George Weston Limited and Loblaw in what a former competition commissioner described as “the largest alleged conspiracy in the history of Canadian competition law”: the bureau’s probe is evaluating the coordination of retail and wholesale prices for certain packaged bread products. The company secured immunity and the firm represents several individuals covered by that agreement. The team also handles the follow-on private litigation claims. Subrata Bhattacharjee leads the team advising Deutsche Bank in cartel litigation arising from global investigations involving foreign exchange rates and precious metals. Davit Akman is defending KEMET in multiple class actions across Canada alleging price-fixing of electrolytic and film capacitors. Russell and Denes Rothschild are counsel to British Airways in three class actions regarding air cargo, and another in which plaintiffs have alleged the airline and Virgin Atlantic fixed the price of air services between England and Quebec. On the mergers front, the firm advised the Canadian government on all competition-related aspects of its acquisition of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline project. The practice is also acting for Capital Power related to its acquisition of Goreway Power Station from Chubu Electric Power.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) provides comprehensive Canadian competition/antitrust and foreign investment advice to leading Canadian and global clients on some of their most critical matters. Our national practice has the strength to handle our clients’ most significant needs through the firm’s offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

Each member of our team has expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Mergers
  • Foreign Investment Review
  • Internal Investigations and Audits
  • Cartel and Civil Regulatory Defence
  • Class Actions
  • Compliance
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Distribution, Pricing, Marketing and Advertising

Our team is frequently recognized in leading legal publications and directories. Team members also hold or have previously held prominent leadership positions within domestic and international competition and antitrust law and policy organizations including the International Bar Association, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association Business Law Section (Antitrust Law Committee), the International Competition Network and Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

“Focused on clients’ needs and goals… more thoughtful, thorough and responsive than its peers” – Legal 500 Canada 2017

Visit blg.com/competition for more information.  

Key Contacts

Robert Russell
Partner & Chair
+1 416.367.6256
[email protected]

Subrata Bhattacharjee
Partner & Vice Chair
+1 416.367.6371
[email protected]

Davit Akman
+1 416.367.6329
[email protected]  

Robert Charbonneau
+1 514.954.2518
[email protected]

Jeffrey Thomas
+ 1 604.640.4203
[email protected] 

Denes Rothschild
+1 416.367.6350
[email protected]

Peter Bryan
+1 403.232.9483
[email protected]

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