Adam Fanaki is a partner in the Competition & Foreign Investment Review and Litigation practices. He advises clients on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers, cartel investigations, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam acted as the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition in charge of the Competition Bureau’s Mergers Branch and, previously, as Special Counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition. In these roles, Adam held primary responsibility for the review of significant mergers, the development of merger policy in Canada, and the design and implementation of the recent reforms to the Competition Act. In addition, Adam represented the Commissioner of Competition in respect of enforcement matters, major litigated proceedings and the negotiation of remedies and orders.
Adam has represented parties in a number of Canada’s most significant merger transactions, criminal investigations, abuse of dominance and misleading advertising cases. He has acted as counsel in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal in contested merger and abuse of dominance proceedings. In addition, he has acted as counsel in class actions and other complex litigated proceedings at all levels of court in Canada, both provincially and federally, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Adam has also represented parties in inquiries under the criminal provisions of the Competition Act, including immunity and leniency applicants.
Adam has served as the chair of the Legislation and Competition Policy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and as a member of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council. He has also testified before parliamentary and Senate Committees on issues of competition policy.
Adam's full biography is available here.