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Deals, disruptions and growth areas in the Americas Conference

6 Dec - 8 Dec 2021

Penthouse at Riverside Wharf, Miami, USA

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Robert Russell

Biography

Rob obtained his Masters in Competition Law from King's College, University of London. Just a short 3 years after graduating from law school he established the Competition Law practice at BLG in 1986. With more than 30 years' experience in Competition or Anti-trust Law, Rob continues to act on the most significant criminal and civil matters under the Canadian Competition Act. Rob leads the most active criminal cartel practice in Canada, investigating and leading more than 30 cases with the help of his team of lawyers and forensic investigators. He advises and represents clients with respect to criminal matters such as conspiracy, bid-rigging, misleading advertising and price maintenance. Where civil matters are concerned, he has been involved in a number of complex and contested merger reviews, abuse of dominance matters and the largest anti-trust class actions in Canada. He has appeared before the Competition Tribunal, trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, on a number of the largest cases in Canada. Rob has also been actively involved in the development of policy and statutory amendments in Competition law. He was retained by the Commissioner of Competition to provide a report and legislative framework for amending the cartel provisions of the Competition Act, which ultimately were reflected in the amendments to the Act in 2009. He has testified before Parliamentary and Senate Committees on issues of competition law, policy and reform.

Session

Opening remarks

Monday 6 December (1315 - 1330)

Conference Co-Chair