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.