Mr Adam Kalbfleisch > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

Work Department

Competition & Antitrust




Adam Kalbfleisch’s practice encompasses a wide range of competition, foreign investment review and regulatory matters. Adam, who is recognized by clients in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “patient, detailed, and responsive” lawyer, regularly advises both domestic and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act (ICA). Adam is also an expert in National Security reviews and has guided several clients through the full national security review process under the ICA.

Adam advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act, as well as on potentially anticompetitive business practices, including abuse of dominance, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal matters as well as corporate compliance. Adam also advises clients concerning product regulation and marketing/advertising law matters in a wide range of industries, including food processing, pharmaceutical, and other common manufacturing sectors.


Queen’s University, BComm, 1994 
University of Toronto, LLB, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Competition and antitrust

(Next Generation Partners)

Adam KalbfleischBennett 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.