George N. Addy

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Toronto)
Lawyer (Partner)

George is the senior partner heading the firm’s Competition and Foreign Investment Review group and is also part of the Technology and Communications & Media practices. He was head of the Canadian Competition Bureau (1993-1996) and its merger review branch (1989-1993). He left public service to become Executive Vice President and Chief General Counsel at TELUS, Canada’s second largest telecommunications firm. George’s practice covers regulatory and competition law, including strategic advice and representation before sector regulators and competition authorities in Canada and abroad in relation to cartels, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices. He is consistently listed as one of the most frequently recommended competition law practitioners in legal directories. He has acted as external counsel to Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator (CRTC) and frequently advises firms in the telecom, broadcasting, cable distribution and hi-tech sectors as well as private equity firms on regulatory, competition and investment matters. George is frequently consulted by Canadian and foreign-based clients and law firms on the foreign investment, regulatory and competition law aspects of major mergers in virtually every sector of the economy, including financial services, energy, communications, transportation, services, retail, food and agricultural. His practice also includes advice and representation in relation to the full range of criminal matters under the Competition Act, Investment Canada Act matters as well as general regulatory and administrative law. He has represented clients in numerous provincial and federal court proceedings as well as in judicial inquiries. George has acted as counsel to private sector clients, the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Attorney General of Canada in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and in criminal antitrust proceedings. He has testified before various House of Commons and Senate Committees on issues involving telecommunications, banking, transportation and other sectors. He recently appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on May 13, 2009 as Chair of the Canadian Chamber Board Policy Committee, providing witness testimony as part of the Committee’s Examination of the Competition Act (Part 12) contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009. George is a Director and Executive Committee member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Policy Committee.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Toronto)
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George N. Addy, Jim Dinning, John D. Bodrug, Sandra A. Forbes The Canadian Competition Tribunal dismisses abuse of dominance case in the market for residential real estate brokerage services (Toronto Real Estate Board)


Competition Tribunal Dismisses Abuse of Dominance Case Against The Toronto Real Estate Board* On April 15, 2013, the Canadian Competition Tribunal released its decision dismissing the Commissioner of Competition’s application against the Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”). The Commissioner had (...)

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