Michelle is the Chair of Osler's highly regarded Competition Law and Foreign Investment Group. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in all aspects of competition law and foreign investment review, including mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, price fixing & bid-rigging investigations and pricing and distribution matters.
She advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, broadcasting, entertainment, new media, energy, mining, food & consumer packaged goods, transportation and travel and at all levels of such industries- manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. Michelle has successfully obtained the clearances under theCompetition Act and the Investment Canada Act of numerous complex domestic, cross-border and international transactions. She regularly represents parties facing civil investigations by the Competition Bureau or civil cases before the Competition Tribunal relating to the application of the abuse of dominance, price maintenance, refusal to supply, tied selling and exclusive dealing provisions of the Competition Act.
As part of providing strategic competition law counselling and compliance advice, Michelle often designs and conducts internal antitrust audits/investigations for clients. She also assists immunity applicants and targets of domestic and multinational conspiracy & bid-rigging investigations in their dealings with the Criminal Branch of the Competition Bureau and the Department of Public Prosecutions.