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 chaired the Foreign Investment Review Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section in 2017–2018, and in 2012–2013 he chaired the Section’s Mergers Committee. Kevin has been designated as an Acritas ‘Star’ lawyer in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
He is currently advising Makivik Corporation in connection with the merger of First Air and Canadian North, and Parmalat SpA in connection with Parmalat Canada’s proposed acquisition of the natural cheese business of Kraft Heinz Canada. He recently advised Tervita Corporation on its acquisition of Newalta Corporation; Green Growth Brands in its proposed acquisition of Aphria; 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.