Kevin Ackhurst is a partner in the Toronto office of Norton Rose Fulbright where he leads the firm’s Canadian competition practice. He advises Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws. His practice involves analysing the competitive implications of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, providing advice concerning civil and criminal competition law matters, developing competition law compliance programmes, and advising on the review of foreign investments under the net benefit and national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act.
Kevin currently chairs the Foreign Investment Review Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, and in 2012–2013 he chaired the Section’s Mergers Committee.
In both 2017 and 2018, Kevin was designated as an Acritas ‘Star’ lawyer by a panel of over 3,000 global senior in-house counsel.
He recently advised Tervita Corporation on its proposed acquisition of Newalta Corporation; Nuuvera Inc on its acquisition by Aphria Inc; Brookfield Business Partners on its acquisition of the retail gas station business of Loblaw Companies Limited; and Metro Inc in response to dawn raids by the Competition Bureau in its industry–wide investigation into alleged bread price fixing.