Affleck Greene McMurtry antitrust practice dates back to 1992 and three partners who left Fasken Martineau to set up a litigation boutique. Since then other litigation specialist shops have popped up, but practice head W Michael G Osborne says Affleck is the only one to offer the full menu of competition work. Cartel and class action defence is their bread and butter, though. Osborne and partner Michael Binetti are busy with auto parts and optical disk drives and are counsel to the leniency applicant in a bid-rigging trial in Ontario. They also advised Royal Bank of Scotland on the bureau’s Libor investigation. On the civil side, founder and partner emeritus Donald Affleck is defending the Toronto Real Estate Board against an abuse-of-dominance lawsuit from the bureau, now before the Competition Tribunal.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP’s (AGM) Competition and Regulatory Law team is one of Canada’s leading competition law practices. The eight lawyer team defends businesses and individuals facing Competition Bureau inquiries, criminal and administrative prosecutions, and class actions. The team routinely appears in courts across Canada on competition law matters, and in the Competition Tribunal.
The team also advises on compliance with Canada’s Competition Act and other white collar crime and regulatory legislation.
AGM’s Competition and Regulatory Law team has the bench strength and experience to handle major cases, including multijurisdictional class actions. Yet the firm’s small size and litigation focus make conflicts rare.
AGM is boutique firm of accomplished litigators dedicated to advising and representing businesses in complex commercial litigation, competition and regulatory law matters.
Michael Osborne (recognized in GCR’s Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global, and Best Lawyers) leads AGM’s Competition and Regulatory Law team.
Contact AGM’s Competition and Regulatory Law team at:
Michael Osborne, FCIArb
E: [email protected]
T: +1 416-360-5919
E: [email protected]
T: +1 416-360-0777