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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Work Department

Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Advises clients on the Competition Act including conspiracy, bid-rigging, trade association activities, misleading advertising, mergers and other reviewable trade practices, as well as on regulatory approval under the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act. Litigation counsel in cases under various provisions of the Competition Act, including lead counsel to Visa Canada in a successful proceeding before the Competition Tribunal. Extensive class action experience includes: DRAM, air cargo, hydrogen peroxide, EPDM, chocolate, LCD and credit cards. Complex mergers include: Suncor/Petro-Canada, Merck/Schering-Plough, GE/Alstom.


Member of International Developments and Comments Task Force (American Bar Association), vice-chair of the Competition Law and Policy Committee (Canadian Chamber of Commerce).

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Robert KwinterBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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.