Robert S. Russell

Associé

Toronto
RRussell@blg.com
416.367.6256

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With more than 30 years' experience in competition law, Rob acts on both criminal and civil matters under the Canadian Competition Act.
He leads the most active criminal cartel practice in Canada, investigating and leading more than 30 cases in the last decade with the help of his team of forensic investigators. Rob 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 and abuse of dominance matters. He also advises clients with respect to advertising, packaging and labelling, tariffs and trademarks.
In 2001, Rob 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 and policy and appeared before the Canadian Competition Tribunal.
 
Rob is the national chair of BLG’s Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group.

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019
  • Fellow, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, depuis 2014
  • Membre, Association du Barreau canadien, section Droit de la construction
  • Associé directeur régional et membre, Comité de gestion national de BLG, 2006-2017
  • Associé directeur régional et président, Comité de gestion régional (bureau de Montréal), 2006-2017
  • Associé directeur régional et président, Comité de gestion régional (bureau de Montréal), 2006-2017