Sandy Walker is a member of the Firm's National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Practice Group. Sandy has extensive experience in competition and antitrust law matters and is recognized as one of the country’s leading Investment Canada Act specialists. Her practice focuses on securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies. She also advises on compliance issues relating to pricing, distribution and trade practices, as well as anticorruption matters under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Sandy represents clients in an array of diverse industries such as mining, financial services, oil and gas, automotive, media, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation and retail.
An active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Sandy is Chair of the Mergers Committee, Competition Law Section and is the former Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee. She is also Vice-Chair of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association's International Law Section and an active member of the Antitrust Law Section and regular speaker at ABA, CBA and other conferences.
Sandy is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 and 2014, and Euromoney's Expert Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (2012 and 2014) in the area of Competition and Antitrust Law. She is also recognized in Chambers Global 2013: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for Competition/Antitrust: Investment Canada. She has authored numerous articles on competition law and foreign investment review (including state-owned investors), as well as a book on trade law. For several years, Sandy was also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, lecturing on European Union competition and trade law.