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Joshua Chad is a respected competition, antitrust and foreign investment lawyer. He counsels clients in all areas of competition and antitrust law, including merger review, cartels and price fixing defence, abuse of dominance, and marketing and advertising

Advising clients on a wide array of other regulatory matters, Joshua provides guidance on foreign investment, telecommunications and transportation issues.

Notable among Joshua’s most recent files are representing American Iron & Metal Company Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc., defending Ticketmaster in connection with allegations of deceptive marketing practices and advising Luxottica in its merger with Essilor.

Joshua is an avid fan of tennis and the Toronto Maple Leafs, although only tennis tends to provide him with any joy.



Representative Matters

Representative transactions on the public record include:

  • American Iron & Metal Company Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc.
  • Ticketmaster in its defence of alleged deceptive marketing practices
  • Luxottica in its €48-million merger with Essilor
  • Baker Hughes, in its acquisition by GE
  • SABMiller plc in its US$107-billion takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
  • JAB’s acquisition of Keurig
  • Coty’s acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble
  • G3 Global Grain Group’s acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board
  • MeadWestvaco Corp. in its US$16-billion merger with Rock-Tenn Company to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging
  • Rogers Communications Inc. in its joint acquisition with BCE Inc. of GLENTEL Inc., a Canadian-based multi-carrier mobile products distributor operating close to 500 retail locations in Canada under banners that include WirelessWave, TBooth Wireless, and Wireless Etc.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in the combination of its global trade book business with Pearson plc
  • MasterCard in connection with the Competition Bureau’s challenge to its Operating Rules

Speaking Engagements

Nuts and Bolts of Deceptive Marketing, The CBA Competition Law Section's Marketing Practices Committee

December 7, 2020

10th Annual M&A Skills Boot Camp, Osgoode Professional Development

September 29, 2020

Understanding Undertakings: Tactics and Trends, CBA Section of Competition Law, Toronto, Ontario

June 26, 2018

Teaching Engagements

  • September 29, 2020 – Managing Regulatory Risk – Osgoode Professional Development, 10th Annual M&A Skills Boot Camp

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Who’s Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders – Non Partners
  • Directors’ List, Center for Transnational Legal Studies
  • Graduated with Distinction, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • HBA ’86 Scholarship for community involvement and academic achievement, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Wilhemina & J. Gordon McIntosh Scholarship for top incoming average, Richard Ivey School of Business

Directorships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Vice-Chair of the International Committee
  • Young Lawyer Representative, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust’s Books and Treatises Committee, September 2018 – August 2019
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law
  • Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section: Vice-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2013
Called to the Ontario bar
2012
JD University of Toronto
2009
HBAUniversity of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business)

Publications

Insights by Joshua Chad (34 Posts)

2021 Canadian Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Decrease

Feb 12, 2021

The 2021 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Dec 22, 2020

Canada blocked Shandong Gold's acquisition of TMAC Resources following a national security review under the Investment Canada Act.

Do Not Go Directly to Jail – Just Yet Anyway: Competition Bureau Confirms its View that Buy-Side Agreements between Competitors are not Criminally Unlawful

Nov 30, 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Competition Bureau clarified its view that the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to buy-side agreements.

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2021

Nov 9, 2020

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2021

Canada Orders Temporary Extension of National Security Review Periods Under the Investment Canada Act

Aug 12, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Canada has temporarily extended three key time periods for national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act.

Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Investment in the Time of COVID

Apr 21, 2020

In its April 18, 2020 COVID-19 policy statement, the government of Canada dramatically expanded the breadth and depth of its review of foreign investments.

2020 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Updates

Apr 1, 2020

The 2020 updates to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

Opportunities in Challenging Times: The Failing Firm Provision of Canada’s Competition Act

Mar 30, 2020

This bulletin analyzes the failing firm merger provision of Canada's Competition Act in anticipation of the negative economic impact of COVID-19.

Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

Feb 3, 2020

Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

Under the Influence: The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Stand on Misleading Product Endorsements

Dec 30, 2019

The Competition Bureau has sent letters to advertisers and advertising agencies warning them to ensure that their Influencer advertising complies with the law.

Antitrust Merger Control in Canada: Tips for Private Equity Investors

Nov 21, 2019

This article provides thought-provoking and practical advice to Private Equity investors for minimizing antitrust risks to proposed transactions in Canada.

FlightHub Experiences Some Turbulence Courtesy of the Competition Bureau

Nov 1, 2019

The Competition Bureau's announcement of its investigation into FlightHub and the registration of a "temporary consent agreement" is analyzed in detail.

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2020

Sep 1, 2019

2020 Canadian Chapter of Lexology GTDT - Merger Control provides the most current and comprehensive information available on mergers and acquisitions under antitrust and competition law in Canada.

2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 1, 2019

The 2019 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2019

Nov 29, 2018

The 2019 Canadian Chapter of Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control provides current and comprehensive information on mergers and acquisitions in Canada.

Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

Jun 1, 2018

The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications

2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 14, 2018

The 2018 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.

Proposed Changes to the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program Will Undermine Effective Cartel Enforcement in Canada – Comments of McMillan LLP on the Consultation Draft dated October 26, 2017

Jan 1, 2018

Several proposed revisions to Immunity Program under the Competition Act will have unintended but serious consequence of decreasing applications for immunity

Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2018

Jan 1, 2018

The pathway to successfully navigating the merger and antitrust challenges for Canadian and international transactions has changed considerably within the past decade

The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What’s New?

Sep 14, 2017

The Investment Canada Act 2016-17 Annual Report: What's New?

CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

Sep 1, 2017

CETA is Provisionally Implemented — the C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Mar 3, 2017

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

Jan 3, 2017

Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

Jan 1, 2017

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Feb 5, 2016

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Jan 1, 2016

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2016, Canada Chapter

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

Jun 3, 2015

Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Apr 2, 2015

Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

Feb 3, 2015

Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased

Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada’s First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

Jan 31, 2015

Tervita Corp v Canada – The Supreme Court of Canada's First Merger Decision in 17 Years: An Efficient Outcome

Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

Jan 18, 2015

Canadian Cartel News Volume 6 What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System

Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

Jan 17, 2015

Canadian Cartel News Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

Jan 6, 2015

No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?

Reading Between The Lines: Kobo’s Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement

Oct 20, 2014

Reading Between The Lines: Kobos Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement