Baker McKenzie (Toronto)

Justine Johnston

Baker McKenzie (Toronto)
Senior Associate

Justine Johnston is a senior associate at the Toronto office of Baker McKenzie and in Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group and the Global Antitrust & Competition Group, focusing on competition/antitrust law and foreign investment review. Justine advises clients on all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a particular focus on obtaining competition clearance in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. She also provides strategic advice to clients regarding criminal and civil investigations, including allegations of conspiracy and abuse of dominance, pricing and distribution practices, and other compliance matters. Justine regularly advises clients on the application of the Investment Canada Act, and has recent experience guiding clients through industrial, cultural and national security processes and reviews. In addition, she has significant experience working with government and public relations advisors in connection with securing regulatory approvals for high-profile transactions. Justine also has extensive experience with e-discovery processes related to merger review, criminal and civil investigations, and internal compliance. Justine draws on her experience to facilitate client’s compliance in a timely and efficient manner.

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Arlan W. Gates, Justine Johnston, Jing Xu The Canadian Government introduces the Affordable Housing and Groceries Bill that includes amendments to the Competition Act to repeal the efficiencies defense in mergers


In brief On 21 September 2023, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-56 or the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act ("Bill C-56"), broad legislation that includes amendments to the Competition Act that, if adopted, will repeal the efficiencies defense in mergers, expand the scope of (...)


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