Nikiforos Iatrou - WeirFoulds LLP

Nikiforos Iatrou

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Recognized by Best Lawyers® and Chambers Global as a leader in corporate commercial litigation and competition law, Niki is described by a former Canadian Commissioner of Competition as "someone with terrific common sense, a very good intuition, and wisdom beyond his years" (Precedent Magazine, Summer 2014). 

He recently completed a three-year special appointment as counsel to Canada's Commissioner of Competition. There he acted as lead counsel on some of Canada's highest profile mergers, including leading the Bureau's case before both the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal in the precedent-setting CCS/Tervita matter, the first contested merger since 2006. 

Niki returned to WeirFoulds in 2012 to lead its competition group. He is routinely retained by Canadian and multinational companies involved in antitrust investigations or needing competition compliance advice. He also advises businesses and trade associations with respect to mergers, criminal cartel/immunity matters, competition class actions and abuse of dominance investigations. Niki also has an active litigation practice involving commercial disputes.

A former clerk of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Niki frequently speaks at conferences both in Canada and internationally and is active in the Canadian and American Bar Associations. Niki publishes widely, including having co-authored the book Witness Preparation: A Practical Guide with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell and Bryan Finlay Q.C. 

McGill UniversityBA 1997University of OttawaLL.B 2003
Against the Grain Theatre CompanyThe Advocates' Society AIJA/International Association of Young LawyersAmerican Bar Association, Section of International LawCanadian Bar Association, National Competition Law SectionHellenic Canadian Lawyers' Association

Office Location

66 Wellington Street West, Suite 4100
TD Bank Tower
P.O. Box 35
Toronto, ON M5K 1B7

Practice Areas

Competition / Antitrust Law
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

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