Randall Hofley > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Offices
199 BAY STREET
SUITE 4000, COMMERCE COURT WEST
TORONTO, ONTARIO M5L 1A9
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Competition, Antitrust ＆ Foreign Investment
Randall Hofley – partner in the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment and Litigation groups.
Trusted advisor on competition law and the federal regulation of business, with a focus on contentious matters before the Canadian Competition Bureau and Competition Tribunal, and all levels of Canadian courts and federal administrative tribunals. Brings both private-sector and public-sector experience, most recently serving as General Counsel and Senior Enforcement Advisor, Competition Bureau Legal Services.
Litigated high-profile Competition Act cases, including the first abuse of dominance case to reach the Supreme Court of Canada, the only Federal Court of Appeal decision to address patents under the Act, the only (civil) price maintenance case, the first case considering the Act’s competitor collaboration provisions, the only appellate level case on the application of the Act’s cartel provisions to agreements between purchasers of goods or services, the only Competition Tribunal case to address the Regulated Conduct Doctrine, and cases developing standards for cartel prosecutions and class-action certification/defences in the cartel context.
Former Chair, CBA’s International Law Section and National Competition Law Section’s Criminal Matters Committee; previously was an adjunct professor of Government Control of Business at McGill University; currently vice-president and treasurer of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP‘s team handles both contentious and non-contentious competition matters. Navin Joneja and Julie Soloway are often involved in competition law and policy issues. Joneja’s position as immediate past-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, the leading advocacy organisation for Canadian competition lawyers, enables him to give clients seamless advice and insight. Soloway also acquires extensive expertise having served over 11 years on the American Bar Association Section of Antritrust Law; the pair co-lead the practice from Toronto. The team is also acclaimed for its litigation expertise and often oversees abuse of dominance cases, as well advertising cases and contentious mergers. Mention is also given to Brian Facey, Randall Hofley, Robert Kwinter and Cassandra Brown for their collective expertise in mergers, litigation and foreign investment. The team welcomed Elder Marques from the Government of Canada while David Dueck and Julia Potter were promoted to partner in January 2022.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Transport > Aviation
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Competition and antitrust
- Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution: British Columbia
- Dispute resolution: Ontario
- Indigenous law
- Infrastructure projects
- International expertise
- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Public procurement
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency