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Neil Campbell is an internationally recognized authority in competition law, antitrust, foreign investment and international trade. He has extensive experience in regulated industries, including energy, financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, broadcast / telecom and transportation. Neil is the leader of the firm’s Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group.

Well-known for his work in complex mergers and litigation matters, Neil has led over 300 merger clearances under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act, dozens of cartel cases and related class actions, as well as multiple abuse of dominance and other unilateral conduct investigations and proceedings. He represented defendants in the Supreme Court of Canada case that established the law on certification thresholds, umbrella purchaser claims and limitation periods for price-fixing class actions in Canada.

Neil represents clients in matters before the federal, Ontario and British Columbia courts, the Competition Tribunal, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Canadian Transportation Agency, in addition to the Competition Bureau and the Canada Border Services Agency. He also advises on marketing and distribution, as well as grey market, joint venture and compliance issues.

Neil was appointed to the roster of the Canada-United States–Mexico–Agreement (formerly NAFTA) Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) panellists in 2018. His vast experience in trade law includes acting in matters relating to anti-dumping, the Canada Free Trade Agreement and government procurement, export / import controls, economic sanctions, foreign corrupt practices, and investor-state disputes under trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties.

A former chair of the Market Surveillance Panel (2007–2012) which monitors Ontario’s wholesale electricity market on behalf of the Ontario Energy Board, Neil also has significant experience on Market Rules compliance and enforcement issues.

Neil has appeared before Canadian parliamentary committees on competition policy matters and is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council. He is the co-founder of the Merger Streamlining Group which has made dozens of submissions to government authorities in respect of compliance with the ICN Recommended Practices for Merger Notification and Review Procedures over the past two decades. He has also served as a co-author or coordinator for multiple CBA Competition Section, ABA Antitrust Law Section and IBA Antitrust Section submissions to agencies and governments on competition law and enforcement policies.



Representative Matters

  • Counsel to defendants in Pioneer Corp. v. Godfrey, 2019 SCC 42, the leading case on certification of competition law class actions as well as umbrella purchaser claims and limitation periods
  • Numerous merger cases involving phase two investigations or negotiated remedies (including the Novartis / Alcon, Coca-Cola Company / Coca-Cola Enterprises and Transcontinental / Quebecor consent agreements) as well as the leading recent failing firm case, AIM / TMR
  • Various proceedings before the Competition Tribunal including Ultramar / Coastal (merger), AIM / SNF (merger injunction), UCDA v. IBC (refusal to supply and price maintenance), and Paradise Pharmacy v. Novartis (refusal to supply)
  • High profile cartel and/or related class action proceedings including vitamins (BASF), rubber chemicals and related products (Crompton), air cargo (Air France and KLM), retail gasoline in Quebec (Olco), auto parts (Sumitomo Electric and Bosch), optical disc drives (Philips and Lite-On), chocolate confectionery (Hershey), car carriers (“K” Line) and foreign exchange (RBS)
  • Counsel to parties in various dumping and subsidy proceedings before the CBSA and/or CITT including in the Carbon Steel Plate (VII, VIII and IX), Copper Tubing, Grain Corn and Gypsum Wallboard (I and II) cases
  • Counsel to the IESO in Rayonier Advanced Materials v. Independent Electricity System Operator, Ont. Div. Ct., September 2020
  • Counsel for IATA in International Air Transport Association v. Nav Canada, Canadian Transportation Agency, Decision 10-A-2020.
  • Reduced a C$33 million levy of civil ascertained forfeiture penalties in an export controls case to C$25,000 (CBSA v. Leblanc and Lafrance) and settled related criminal proceedings
  • Settled a threatened prosecution of a chemical company for violations of export controls related to dual-use products without financial penalty
  • Represented the auto sector (both industry associations and their members) in the “Ethyl” NAFTA, AIT and constitutional proceedings related to the MMT fuel additive
  • Counsel to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on the foreign ownership reviews for the Canwest / Alliance Atlantis and proposed BCE Privatization transactions
  • Counsel to the Commissioner of Competition on the review of BHP Billiton / Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • Member of the Competition Bureau’s External Working Group on Reform of the Conspiracy Offence
  • Member of the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group for the federal government’s Payment Systems Task Force
  • As Chair of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Market Surveillance Panel, conducted investigations involving alleged abuses of market power and gaming and issued 12 semi-annual reports on the operation of the wholesale electricity market
  • Counsel to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) on the development of its General Conduct Rule

Speaking Engagements

Can Canada and the US Agree On A Carbon Tariff?, Energy Bar Association-Canadian Chapter, Speaker

October 27, 2021

New NAFTA and CPTPP vs. Protectionism: An International Trade and Investment Update for Business Lawyers and Professionals, Osgoode CPD Trade Law Webinar

September 24, 2020

Merger Working Group Workshop on Joint Ventures, IBA 24th Competition Conference

September 10, 2020

Collaborating but Not Gouging – Competition Law in the COVID Business Environment, Osgoode PD COVID-19 Webinar Series

May 12, 2020

Conference Co-Chair for the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference, Canadian Bar Association Competition Section

October 2019

CBA Competition Law: Spring Conference Abuse and Monopolization in a Digital Age: New Dog or Old Tricks?, Toronto, Ontario

May 2018

Abuse and Monopolization in a Digital Age: New Dog or Old Tricks?, CBA Competition Law: Spring Conference Toronto, Ontario

May 2018

Teaching Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer in Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) LLM Competition Law & Policy course
  • Taught at the University of Western Ontario (Ivey Business School), York University (Atkinson College), University of Toronto (Faculty of Law) and Osgoode Hall Law School (part-time LLM program)

News


Media Mentions


Rankings & Recognitions

 

  • Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2024 Lexpert/ALM500 Guide as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition
  • Recognized in the 2024 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite Guide in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized in the 2023 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers as a Leading Litigation Lawyer
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2023 as a leader in Competition
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2024) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust Law and International Trade and Finance Law
  • Listed in the 2023 Who’s Who Legal: Competition Guide as a Global Elite Thought Leader in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended Lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2023 Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022 as a Thought Leader in Competition and Foreign Investment Review
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2022 as a Thought Leader in Competition
  • Recognized in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers as a Leading Litigation Lawyer
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Competition / Antitrust Law and International Trade and Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended Lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2022) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2022
  • Thought Leader award by Who’s Who Legal for 2022
  • Recognized in the 2022 Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Competition Law
  • Listed in the Legal500 Canada 2022 as a Leading Lawyer – Competition and Antitrust and as a Recommended Lawyer International Expertise and International Trade
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021 as a leader in Competition and Foreign Investment Review
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2021 as a leader in Competition
  • Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers as a Leading Litigation Lawyer
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Competition / Antitrust Law and International Trade and Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended Lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A as one of Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2021 as a leader in M&A and Governance
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Competition / Antitrust Law and International Trade & Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in the area of Competition Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 as a leader in Competition
  • Recognized in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A as one of Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Litigation – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Ranked as one of the “Global Elite” by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders (Competition) – 2019 
  • Chambers Global 2021 (Band 1) and Chambers Canada 2021 (Band 1) as a leading lawyer in the area of Competition / Antitrust
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers 2019
  • Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Competition Law)
  • Lexpert Report on Business on Litigation 2018 – Special Edition
  • Global Investigation Review’s 2017 survey of the investigations bar in Canada
  • Named Global Competition Review’s “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2016
  • Ranked as the leading competition lawyer in Canada and one of the world’s top 20 competition lawyers in the Who’s Who of International Competition Lawyers (2014)
  • Euromoney’s International Expert Guides – The World’s Finest Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers – International Trade Lawyers – 2016
  • Recognized by Lexpert Report on Business Magazine, Energy Law Special Edition leading energy lawyers 2014

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer and fundraiser for The Healing Cycling Foundation – (personally raised over $50,000 in annual cycling ride donations between 2008–2015 to support hospice palliative care)

Directorships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Law Section – member of Competition Law Standards Task Force
  • Canadian Bar Association – Competition Law Section – Secretary (2020-21); Chair of 2019 Annual Conference; former Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee and the International Committee
  • International Bar Association – Antitrust Section former Co-chair (2010–2011); Co-chair of its Merger Working Group
  • Canadian Competition Law Review – Chief Editor (2019–2020)
  • Member of the CD Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council
  • Member of the editorial advisory board of the IBA’s Business Law International journal
  • Non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network
  • Global Coordinating Editor for Cartel Regulation (Lexology Getting the Deal Through) (2014–present)

Education & Admissions

1991
Called to the Ontario bar
1993
SJD (Competition and Trade Law) (Governor General's Medal; study of Canada's merger review system won the Alan Marks Medal for best graduate thesis)University of Toronto
1989
LLB (gold medalist and Governor General's Medal)Osgoode Hall Law School
1989
MBA (Accounting and Public Administration) (gold medalist)York University (Schulich School of Business)
1988
Certified Management Accountant (national gold medalist)
1982
HBA (gold medalist)University of Western Ontario (Ivey Business School)

Publications

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Careful what you wish for! Canada issues long-awaited “guidance” on economic sanctions

Global Affairs Canada has, for the first time, released guidance on the application of economic sanctions in Canada, including to non-Canadian persons.

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Mar 28, 2024
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New Era of Foreign Investment Scrutiny Starts in Canada with Passage of Investment Canada Act Amendment Bill

Bill C-34 amends the Investment Canada Act to enhance the government of Canada's national security review powers.

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Mar 27, 2024
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Canada’s New Policies on Investments in the Interactive Digital Media Sector

On March 1, 2024, the Canadian government introduced new policies to increase scrutiny of foreign investments in Canada's Interactive Digital Media sector.

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Mar 6, 2024
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2024 Changes to Canada’s Thresholds for Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Reviews

Providing updates on the 2024 merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.

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Feb 28, 2024
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Competition Act Amendments Proceed at Pace

Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, part of the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the Competition Act, has received Royal Assent.

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Dec 28, 2023
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2024

The 24th edition of Lexology GTDT’s Cartel Regulation is the most current and comprehensive source of information about cartel laws and enforcement around the world.

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Dec 5, 2023
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Transformative Change: Your Guide to Canada’s Breathtaking Competition Act Changes

We provide a summary of far-reaching Competition Act amendments proposed in 2023.

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Dec 5, 2023
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Canada & Taiwan Conclude Foreign Investment Protection Arrangement

Canada-Taiwan FIPA Latest Milestone in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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Oct 30, 2023
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Communication is Key: Cooperation Between Canadian Exporters and European Union Importers Will Be Essential to Operate Under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Regulation

The European Union's pathbreaking Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism expects Canadian exporters to closely monitor their embedded carbon in exported goods.

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Oct 4, 2023
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Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Competition Tribunal’s Approach to the Controversial Efficiencies Defense

FCA decision on the Secure/Tervita merger confirmed the Competition Tribunal's earlier treatment of the efficiencies defence under s. 96 of the Competition Act.

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Sep 6, 2023
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Russian Telecoms Newest Target of Canadian Sanctions and Canada’s (non-)Approach to General Permits

Canada's sanctions regime target Russian telecom companies MTS and MegaFon, raising policy considerations surrounding enforcement and General Permits.

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Aug 16, 2023
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The EU’s New Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in Action: Impacts on Canada and Beyond

The EU's new Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism will take effect on October 1, 2023. McMillan explores the CBAM and its implications for Canadian trade.

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Jun 5, 2023
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Caught in the Sanctions Crossfire: Canada’s Proposed New Control Test Has Broad Repercussions on Businesses with Any Nexus to Russia

Proposed "deemed ownership" test under Canadian sanctions laws and convergence of AML and sanctions regulation in Canada.

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Apr 26, 2023
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One Year On: Economic Sanctions Have Become a Primary Tool of Canadian Foreign Policy and New Russian Sanctions are Imposed

Canada continues to impose sanctions against additional countries, including Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar, and joins the G7 Enforcement Coordination Mechanism.

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Mar 1, 2023
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2023

The 23rd edition of Lexology GTDT’s Cartel Regulation provides comprehensive information about cartel laws and enforcement around the world.

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Feb 15, 2023
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Sanctions Pivot: Canada Seeks Forfeiture of Russian-Owned Assets to Fund Reconstruction of Ukraine and Adds Oil Price-Cap Restrictions

Canada, in a first for G7 states, seeks seizure & forfeiture of sanctioned oligarch's assets for use in compensation & reconstruction of Ukraine.

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Dec 22, 2022
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Canada Embraces the Indo-Pacific: New Canadian Strategy Expands Opportunities for Two-way Trade and Investment

Canada announces new Indo-Pacific Strategy, applies to join Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, and what it all means for Canadian businesses.

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Nov 30, 2022
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Foreign Investment in Canada: Minerals are Critical and Annual Report Released

The government’s approach to reviewing foreign investment is evolving, with an increased focus on national security concerns.

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Nov 7, 2022
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Skating on Thin Ice: Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Hockey Conspiracy Case, While Adding Uncertainty to Motions to Strike

Federal Court of Appeal confirms an important limitation on the scope of the conspiracy offence, but raises uncertainty about the standard on motions to strike.

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Oct 5, 2022
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Canadian Sanctions Revisited: More Russian and New Iranian Sanctions, Including Price Cap on Russian Oil

Canada continues to update its sanctions relating to Russia, Ukraine, and Iran. It will also implement a price cap on Russian oil as part of a G7 initiative.

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Oct 4, 2022
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Round One of Competition Act Amendments Passed; National Security Review Regime Amended

New amendments to the Competition Act were passed today as part of the budget implementation bill.

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Jun 27, 2022
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Canada Clamps Down on Services Provided to Russia

A description of the June 6, 2022 Canadian sanctions against Russia.

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Jun 13, 2022
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Canada Expands Sanctions on Russia and Proposes Broad Legislative Changes to its Sanctions Regime

An overview of two further rounds of Canadian sanctions against Russia as well as amendments that would strengthen Canada’s sanctions regime.

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Jun 1, 2022
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Significant Changes Coming to Canada’s Competition Act

The Canadian federal government has introduced a series of significant changes to Canada's Competition Act.

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May 3, 2022
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Competition Inspections in 21 Jurisdictions

The third volume of the Competition Inspections in 21 Jurisdictions brings together distinguished practitioners from around the world to provide an in-depth analysis of the legal and practical aspects of competition inspections.

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Apr 21, 2022
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Canada Further Expands its Sanctions Regime Against Russia

An update on Canada’s sanctions measures in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine.

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Mar 29, 2022
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Canada Issues Policy Statement on Investments Linked to Russia under the Investment Canada Act

Investments by Russian investors will be subject to enhanced scrutiny and prolonged timelines.

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Mar 9, 2022
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Canada Ratchets Up its Sanctions in Response to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

An update on Canada’s sanctions measures in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine.

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Mar 4, 2022
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Canada Strengthens Its Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia and Supports Russia’s Removal from SWIFT

On February 24, 2022, Canada imposed additional sanctions in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine. The Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations[1] and the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations[2] came into force immediately on their day of publication.

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Feb 25, 2022
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Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Thresholds Updates

Updates readers concerning the 2022 Canadian merger filing thresholds under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act.

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Feb 7, 2022
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2022

Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2022 provides a detailed explanation of how cartel regimes work in practice, including recent developments over the past year and an overview of future changes expected in each jurisdiction.

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Jan 26, 2022
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Canada Enters Into Free Trade Negotiations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Canada recently announced it will proceed with free trade agreement negotiations with ASEAN member countries, expanding opportunity for trade and investment.

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Nov 30, 2021
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Leveling the Playing Field:
EU First Out of the Gate with Proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The European Commission announced its official proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on July 14, 2021.

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Aug 11, 2021
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Greening Canadian Borders – Canada Considers Border Carbon Adjustments for Carbon-Intensive Imports

Border Carbon Adjustments are being explored by various countries including Canada in its 2021 Budget to support climate change initiatives.

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Jul 6, 2021
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulations 2021

As the world grapples with the unprecedented health and economic challenges arising from the corona virus pandemic, competition law enforcement agencies will have further challenges in deploying scarce resources. 

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Feb 22, 2021
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2021 Canadian Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Decrease

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

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Feb 12, 2021
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2021

Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2021

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Nov 9, 2020
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Canada Orders Temporary Extension of National Security Review Periods Under the Investment Canada Act

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

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Aug 12, 2020
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Implementing New NAFTA: Agreement on Everything Except the Name!

This article identifies key sectoral and other changes to the NAFTA, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020 through the implementation of the CUSMA.

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Jun 24, 2020
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Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Investment in the Time of COVID

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.

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Apr 21, 2020
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2020 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Updates

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

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Apr 1, 2020
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2020

Cartel activity is the top enforcement priority for virtually every competition agency. Leniency programs continue to evolve and coordination between agencies on international cases is increasing.

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Feb 3, 2020
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Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

Canadian Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

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Feb 3, 2020
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2020

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.

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Sep 1, 2019
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The Next Wave of US Extraterritorial Sanctions regarding Cuba – Potential Impacts for Canadian Companies

On May 2, 2019, after 22 years of semi-annual deferrals by multiple presidents, the United States brought Title III of its Helms-Burton Act into force.

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May 6, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Cartel Regulation 2019

This 19th edition of Cartel Regulation provides the most current and comprehensive information available about anti-cartel laws and enforcement around the world.

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Mar 1, 2019
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2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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

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Feb 1, 2019
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Merger Control 2019

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

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Nov 29, 2018
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Surtax! What To Do Now

On July 1, 2018, Canada imposed surtaxes on steel, aluminum, as well as certain consumer and other products from the United States.

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Jul 6, 2018
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Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

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

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Jun 1, 2018
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Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Cartel Regulation 2018

Anti-Cartel laws are pillars of competition regime with unilateral conduct provisions and merger control. The 2018 Cartel Regulation provides information about anti-cartel laws and enforcement

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Mar 1, 2018
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2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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

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Feb 14, 2018
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The Comprehensive and Progressive TPP – Countering The Pressures for Protectionism

January 2018, Canadian government announced it will sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership also referred as "TPP-11".

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Jan 30, 2018
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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

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

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Jan 1, 2018
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Foreign Corruption: Canada Makes “Facilitation Payments” Illegal

Foreign Corruption: Canada Makes "Facilitation Payments" Illegal

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Oct 31, 2017
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2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases

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Mar 3, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2017

Getting the Deal Through – Cartel Regulation 2017

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Feb 1, 2017
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Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

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

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Jan 3, 2017
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Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2018 (Canada Chapter)

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

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Jan 1, 2017
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Foreign Corruption: Canada’s Top Court Shields Top Bank and Whistleblowers

Foreign Corruption: Canada's Top Court Shields Top Bank and Whistleblowers

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Jul 5, 2016
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Lexpert Seminar Toronto – Managing Regulatory Risks: Compliance, Inspections and Investigations

Our expert faculty will provide their "lessons learned" and best practices for general counsel, in-house lawyers, compliance and risk management professionals dealing with these everyday challenges.

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December 2, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Featured Insight

The Impact of New Transatlantic Trade Agreements on Commercial and Investment Transactions

This article was published in Business Law International (September 2015)

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Sep 29, 2015
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For Better or Worse? Canada Updates Procurement Integrity Regime

Canadas Updated Procurement Integrity Regime: Equal Parts Déjà Vu and New

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Aug 4, 2015
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Changes to Investment Canada Act Thresholds, Filing Requirements, and National Security Review Thresholds

Changes to Investment Canada Act Thresholds, Filing Requirements, and National Security Review Thresholds

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May 15, 2015
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UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

UPDATED: Canada Expands Economic Sanctions and Targets Russian Energy Sector

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Feb 21, 2015
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Federal Government Tightens Procurement Integrity Provisions

Federal Government Tightens Procurement Integrity Provisions

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Mar 19, 2014
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Corporate directors beware – Canada passes tough amendments to anti-corruption legislation

Corporate directors beware - Canada passes tough amendments to anti-corruption legislation

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Jul 2, 2013
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Changes to Investment Canada Act implemented

Changes to Investment Canada Act implemented

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Jun 8, 2013
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Canada Proceeds with Promised Changes to Foreign Investment Review

Canada proceeds with promised changes to foreign investment review

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May 13, 2013
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Canada Gets Tough on Foreign Corrupt Practices

Canada Gets Tough on Foreign Corrupt Practices

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Feb 25, 2013
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Cooperating Firm Agrees to Penalty Equal to 5 Times the Amount of Foreign Bribe

cooperating firm agrees to penalty equal to 5 times the amount of foreign bribe

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Jan 22, 2013
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Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

Canada makes changes to Investment Canada regime

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Dec 11, 2012
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Leniency applicants now debarred from federal procurement

leniency applicants now debarred from federal procurement

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Nov 28, 2012
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Canada continues to welcome foreign investment with Investment Canada Act changes

Canada continues to welcome foreign investment with Investment Canada Act changes

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Sep 30, 2012
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New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

New abuse of dominance enforcement guidelines

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Sep 25, 2012
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Foreign corruption compliance: should you have an anti-bribery compliance program?

Foreign corruption compliance: should you have an anti-bribery compliance program?

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Mar 29, 2012

Deals & Cases (9 Posts)

Featured Insight

McMillan Advises Sunwing Airlines on its Successful Merger with the WestJet Group

On May 1, 2023, Sunwing Airlines completed its merger with The WestJet Group. This marks the third successful airline merger in Canada within the last two decades.

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May 1, 2023
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Jiangxi Copper (Hong Kong) Investment Company Ltd. acquires common shares in SolGold plc

On November 23, 2022, Jiangxi Copper (Hong Kong) Investment Company Limited (“Jiangxi Copper”) acquired 155,000,000 common shares in SolGold plc (LSE & TSX: SOLG) (“SolGold”) at a price of US$0.20 per share for a total investment of US$31 million. On closing of the acquisition, Jiangxi Copper owned 6.3% ‎of the issued ordinary share capital of SolGold.

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Nov 23, 2022
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McMillan Represents AJ Gallagher in US$3.25B Acquisition of Willis Towers Watson Assets

On December 1, 2021, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. completed its USD$3.25 Billion acquisition of substantially all of the treaty reinsurance brokerage operations from Willis Towers Watson plc.

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Dec 1, 2021
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Optical Disk Drives Price Fixing Class Action

In December 2018, McMillan appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) to appeal the certification decision. The action was certified in British Columbia and upheld by the BC Court of Appeal.

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Sep 1, 2019
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Competition Bureau Clears SABMiller/AB InBev Global Beer Merger

Competition Bureau Clears SABMiller/AB InBev Global Beer Merger

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May 31, 2016
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WhiteWave Foods acquires Vega for US$550 million

WhiteWave Foods acquires Vega for US$550 million

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Aug 7, 2015

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

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Jul 30, 2015
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Public Mobile Inc. Acquisition by Thomvest Seed Capital Inc.

Public Mobile Inc. ("Public Mobile"), a telecommunication company headquartered in Toronto and operating a wireless network in Québec and Ontario

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Jun 1, 2013
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ABB Completes $4.2 Billion Acquisition of Baldor Electric Company

ABB Completes $4.2 Billion Acquisition of Baldor Electric Company

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Jan 27, 2011