Omar Wakil > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


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Competition & Antitrust


A leading lawyer in his field, Omar has deep understanding of competition law and foreign investment matters and extensive experience that spans industries, giving clients creative, tailored advice across business-critical transactions, discrete matters and investigations.

Omar advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of competition law and foreign investment. In particular, he provides strategic advice to firms involved in mergers, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations under the Competition Act.

In his foreign investment review practice, Omar advises clients on net benefit and national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act. He has represented numerous foreign investors, including state-owned enterprises, as well as domestic targets in acquisition transactions.

Omar works with clients active in a wide range of business sectors, including automotive parts, agricultural products, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial services, grocery retailing, manufacturing, media, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and transportation.


Ontario Bar, 1996


Omar is the author of the two leading competition law texts, The Annotated Competition Act and The Annotated Investment Canada Act, both published annually by Thomson Carswell. He is a non-practising member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Omar is a member of the Executive Committee of Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and is past-chair of the Section’s Mergers and Foreign Investment Review committees. He is also a member of the Foreign Investment Review Committee and the Mergers Committee of the Competition Law Section for the Canadian Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the Antitrust Law Section and International Law Section for the American Bar Association, as well as for the International Bar Association.

Omar is also a member of the CD Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council and the Practical Law Canada Advisory Board. He is also a private-sector adviser to the International Competition Network, a multijurisdictional organisation that seeks to facilitate effective international cooperation in competition law enforcement.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Competition and antitrust

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In addition to advising clients on behavioural antitrust matters, the practice at Torys is also well-regarded for its non-contentious expertise and routinely handles complex transactions. Dany Assaf recently acted for George Weston Limited alongside Adrienne DiPaolo whereby they oversaw all competition aspects of its $1.1bn sale of its Weston Foods fresh and frozen bakery business. Assaf also co-leads the practice with Omar Wakil and Linda Plumpton, all are based in Toronto. Plumpton’s practice focus lies within litigation, and she boasts a track record in the handling of class action cases, foreign investment reviews and investigations.