Chris Hersh

Cassels Brock (Toronto)
Lawyer (Partner)

Chris Hersh is a partner in the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group and joined Cassels Brock after practising competition law with another major Toronto-based firm. Chris provides strategic counsel to clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, criminal matters, abuse of dominance, marketing and advertising, as well as pricing and distribution issues. Chris has an active foreign investment practice and provides advice to international clients regarding Investment Canada Act reviews by the Investment Review Division and the Cultural Sector Investment Review directorate. Chris is also a key member of the firm’s China Mining and Life Sciences groups. In addition to his transactional and regulatory practice, Chris has an active competition litigation practice and acts for clients involved in matters before the Competition Tribunal, trans-border criminal investigations/prosecutions, as well as defendants and institutional plaintiffs in class actions brought in respect of price-fixing cartels.

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Cassels Brock (Toronto)
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W. Michael G. Osborne, Chris Hersh The Canadian Competition Authority is scrutinising competition law compliance and companies taking advantage of consumers by engaging in price fixing and misleading claims about products during the COVID-19 outbreak


The Competition Bureau is watching for evidence of companies taking advantage of consumers by making false or misleading claims about a product’s ability to combat COVID-19 or engaging in price fixing, the Commissioner of Competition warned in a recent statement. The Commissioner added that (...)

Chris Hersh, Tegan O’Brien, W. Michael G. Osborne The Canadian Competition Authority and the Public Prosecution Service jointly launch revised immunity and leniency programs


It used to be the best deal in town: participants in criminal price-fixing conspiracies could approach the Competition Bureau and receive either complete immunity or leniency in exchange for ratting out their co-conspirators. The Bureau and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) still (...)

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