Kevin Ackhurst

Norton Rose Fulbright (Toronto)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kevin Ackhurst heads the Canadian competition law team of Norton Rose. He advises Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws. His practice involves analyzing the competitive implications of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, providing advice concerning civil and criminal competition law matters, developing competition law compliance programs, and advising on the review of foreign investments under the net benefit and national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act. Mr. Ackhurst has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including the aerospace, agri-business, automotive, consumer products, energy, film, video, publishing and recorded music, financial services, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, telecommunications and transportation sectors. In 2002-2003, Mr. Ackhurst was seconded to the International Affairs Division of the Canadian Competition Bureau. One of his primary responsibilities was to provide support to the chair of the International Competition Network (ICN) steering group. His other responsibilities included preparing ministerial briefing notes, undertaking international benchmarking studies, and participating in interdepartmental meetings on the interplay between trade and competition law.

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Lawyer (Partner)

Linked authors

Canadian Competition Tribunal
Norton Rose Fulbright (Ottawa)

Articles

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Kevin Ackhurst The Ontario Superior Court of Justice holds that communications between corporations and the Competition Bureau during the proffer stage of the immunity program or the leniency program should not be protected by settlement privilege (Nestlé Canada)

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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice held in R. v Nestlé Canada Inc. that communications between corporations and the Competition Bureau (Bureau) during the proffer stage of the Immunity Program or the Leniency Program should not be protected by settlement privilege. This case has clear (...)

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