Sutts Strosberg (Toronto)

David R. Wingfield

Sutts Strosberg (Toronto)

David R Wingfield is a partner at Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading advocates, Mr. Wingfield has been trial or appellate counsel on some of the largest and most important litigation matters in Canada and has acted on significant international litigation. Mr. Wingfield’s clients have included two Prime Ministers, governments, global banks, international hedge funds, and large commercial enterprises. Mr. Wingfield headed the antitrust/competition law division of the Canadian Department of Justice, as Executive Director and Senior General Counsel, between 2011-2014. In this capacity he was responsible for all legal matters arising out of the Competition Act and the conduct of all litigation involving the Commissioner of Competition.


1542 Bulletin

Michael D. Hausfeld, Anthony Maton, David R. Wingfield Class actions & competition law : An overview of EU and national case law


In response to the growing global integration of economies and commerce, and the necessary desire for predictability and certainty in international laws governing rules of business conduct, legislatures, parliaments and courts have developed procedural devices to provide access to justice in matters involving collective wrongs, including anticompetitive conduct affecting a multitude of direct and indirect customers. The experiences in the United States (“the US”), Canada, and the United Kingdom (“the UK”) illustrate these efforts. Although the underlying policies behind the reforms in these three jurisdictions are very similar, the procedures and practical outcomes in collective competition cases have differed.

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