Michael Kilby

Michael Kilby

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Recognized since 2016

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Advertising and Marketing Law

Competition / Antitrust Law

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Michael Kilby is a partner and Head of the Competition & Foreign Investment Group. He is a leading advisor on matters relating to Canadian competition and foreign investment laws, and has wide-ranging experience in complex merger reviews, foreign investment approvals, national security reviews, pricing and distribution practices, misleading advertising, anti-corruption and related counselling matters across a broad spectrum of industries.

Michael has been involved in some of the most important, precedent-setting foreign acquisitions in modern Canadian history, including securing approvals in the CNOOC / Nexen, Zayo / Allstream, Hasbro / Entertainment One, Petrochina / Athabasca Oil Sands and Vale / Inco transactions and the successful defence by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan of the hostile bid from BHP Billiton. He has extensive experience advising clients in allocating and managing regulatory risk, throughout industries including technology, consumer goods, media, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, transportation and telecommunications.


  • 5300 Commerce Court West
    199 Bay Street
    Toronto, ON M5L 1B9

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law

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