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Stikeman Elliott LLP

5300 COMMERCE COURT WEST, 199 BAY STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5L 1B9, CANADA
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Work +1 416 869 5500
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Fax +1 416 947 0866
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Calgary, London, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Sydney and 2 more

Paul Collins

Tel:
Work (416) 869-5577
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Stikeman Elliott LLP

Work Department

Competition & Antitrust

Position

Partner

Career

Paul Collins is Head of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group. He practises corporate and commercial law, specializing in the area of competition law. Paul is a leading advisor for foreign investors in connection with the Investment Canada Act. His practice puts him in constant contact with the Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.  He is a past Senior Deputy Commissioner with the Competition Bureau, where he was instrumental in the review of corporate transactions and the development of policies arising from amendments to the Competition Act.  Paul acted for Lowe's in connection with its acquisition of RONA.

Languages

English and Greek

Member

Ontario Bar (1994)
Canadian Bar Association (Competition Law Section)
International Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section)
American Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section)

Education

University of Toronto (LL.B. 1992, Honours B.A. Economics 1989)


Canada

Competition and antitrust

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Collins - Stikeman Elliott LLP

Within: Competition and antitrust

Top-tier competition shop’, Stikeman Elliott LLP is ‘head and shoulders above the rest’, according to some. Highlighted as ‘extremely strong on the litigation side’, due in no small part to ‘first-class competition litigator’ Katherine L. Kay, the group also excels in major merger reviews, complex behavioural matters and foreign investment work. High-profile department head Paul Collins is a ‘sophisticated operator’ and acted with Ottawa’s Susan M. Hutton to advise Bayer on its headline $66bn acquisition of Monsanto. In another transactional file, Collins is advising Airbus on its partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec for the C Series aircraft program. On the investigations front, the ‘increasingly prominent’ Eliot Kolers is representing Sobeys in the Bureau’s investigation into alleged price-fixing in the bread market. In a headline contentious case, star litigator Kay is representing CIBC in a set of class actions brought against several banks and credit card companies alleging anti-competitive conduct in the setting of interchange fees. Michael Kilby, who advised Cheung Kong Property Holdings on its C$2.8bn acquisition of Canadian Reliance Home Comfort, is also recommended. Named partners are based in Toronto unless otherwise stated.

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