Martin Low short listed for GCR International Cartels Lawyer of the Year Award; Competition Group Transactions Short Listed for GCR International Matter of the Year Award 

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November 2010

The Global Competition Review has released the short list for its 2011 awards. Competition Group partner D. Martin Low QC has been short listed for the prestigious Cartels Lawyer of the Year Award. Martin is the only Canadian lawyer short listed for this award. Martin represents clients in major international cartel investigations and follow-on class actions including the air cargo, DRAM and hydrogen peroxide matters. Martin was also appointed as a Canadian Non-Governmental Authority (NGA) to the ICN Cartel Working Group.

In addition, our Competition Group acted as Canadian counsel on two of the three matters nominated for the Matter of the Year award: Ticketmaster/Live Nation and Oracle/Sun. Partner Mark Opashinov and associate Sorcha O'Carroll successfully represented Live Nation in its merger with Ticketmaster and acted for both parties in connection with the Canadian Competition Act review of Oracle's acquisition of Sun.

Finally, our Competition Group also acted as Canadian counsel on Novartis/Alcon, a transaction short-listed for M&A Transaction of the Year – Europe. A McMillan team led by A. Neil Campbell and Mark Opashinov represented Novartis in connection with the review of its acquisition of Alcon under the Canadian Competition Act.

McMillan congratulates our Competition Group on this well-deserved recognition of the excellent work that they have done over the last year.