George N. Addy - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

George N. Addy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 416-863-5588

George is the senior partner heading the firm's Competition & Foreign Investment Review practice and is also a member of the Investigations & White Collar Defence practice, as well as the Technology and the 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, one of Canada's largest telecommunications firms.

George’s practice covers foreign investment, 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 also advises on anti-corruption matters. 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 Internet 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 corporate behaviour 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 legislative reform, telecommunications, banking, transportation and other sectors.

George is a Director and Executive Committee member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Policy Committee.

George's full biography is available here.

Office Location

155 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Competition / Antitrust Law of the Toronto Metro Area
George N. Addy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Competition / Antitrust Law (Litigation, Solicitor)

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