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David Kent Wins Two Prestigious 2021 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards: “Top Competition Litigator of the Year” and “Top Trial Lawyer”

News Sep 23, 2021

McMillan is proud to congratulate the exceptional David Kent for winning ‘Top Competition Litigator of the Year’ and ‘Top Trial Lawyer’ 2021.

David Kent is a senior partner in the firm’s Corporate Commercial Litigation, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment and Intellectual Property Groups. He has extensive expertise in international, cross-border and domestic cartels, conspiracies and class actions. David has been defence counsel in some of the largest  and most complex Canadian criminal cartel prosecutions and in a wide variety of civil cartel cases in industries including vitamins, linerboard, copper futures, computer components (including DRAM, SRAM, Flash and LCD and CRT monitors), e-books, credit cards, SSA bonds and auto parts. His class action career encompasses over 60 Canadian cases and includes precedent-setting decisions on a wide range of issues including conspiracy, securities law, cartel jurisdiction, cross-border discovery and class action certification and settlement.

Widely recognized, David has been described by clients interviewed by Benchmark as someone who commands unanimous acclaim for his antitrust and competition acumen from peers throughout Canada and abroad. “David has been involved in every single competition class action in Canada,” testifies a peer. “No one is smarter and no one is better versed than him in the competition area.”

The lawyers in McMillan’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice successfully represent Canadian and international clients facing virtually any type of business dispute in almost any forum. Frequently retained to assert business clients’ rights and defend their products and brands, McMillan also represents and advises governments, agencies, tribunals, and international panels and organizations. With lawyers trained in common law and civil law systems, and fluent in multiple languages, the group has extensive experience in domestic, cross-border, and international litigation, as well as arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers are renowned for their creativity and effectiveness in bringing disputes to a satisfactory conclusion, both inside and outside the courts.


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