Mr Randal Hughes > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

Work Department

Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment


Partner, Co-Chair of Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment


Randy has successfully handled the competition law and Investment Canada aspects of numerous domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and represented clients before the courts in criminal proceedings under the Competition Act and before the Competition Tribunal in reviewable matters. Randy represents clients in domestic and international conspiracy investigations and prosecutions involving the Competition Bureau in Canada and other competition authorities around the world. He also represents clients in substantial civil actions, including leading class actions, by those claiming damages as a result of anticompetitive conduct. Randy has acted as counsel for the Commissioner of Competition and for private sector clients in leading merger and abuse of dominance cases before the Competition Tribunal. Randy has served as Canadian non-governmental advisor (NGA) at the International Competition Network (ICN) of enforcement agencies Cartel Workshops and Annual Conferences, on the faculty of the ABA/IBA International Cartel Workshops and as a member of the ABA Antitrust Section International Cartel Task Force. He is currently Vice Chair of the Section’s Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee.


University of Toronto, BComm, 1977 | University of Toronto, LLB, 1980

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Randal HughesBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP‘s practice enjoys a broad breadth of merger review and competition litigation experience. The practice is also renowned for having competition law capabilities in a Washington, DC; this cross-border coverage enables the team to advise US and international clients on the challenges they face in Canada. The team is led by both Melanie Aitken and Randal Hughes. Aitken’s expertise includes foreign investment, while Hughes’ expertise includes international mergers and acquisitions. John Rook is noted for his commercial litigation skills, which he utilizes to support the practice. Adam Kalbfleisch oversees regulatory matters, and Emrys Davis is equipped to handle criminal and civil investigations. Zirjan Derwa joined the team from Torys.