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A Neil Campbell

A Neil Campbell

McMillan LLP


Neil Campbell is the co-chair of McMillan’s competition and international trade groups and a partner in the energy group.

Neil’s competition law practice focuses on merger clearances under the Competition Act; reviews under the Investment Canada Act; representation in cartel, abuse of dominance and other competition law proceedings; and advising on marketing, distribution, grey marketing and joint venture issues. His competition law experience includes over 250 merger clearances under the Competition Act and/or the Investment Canada Act, (including the Ultramar/Coastal and American Iron and Metal/SNF cases before the Competition Tribunal, as well as the Novartis/Alcon , Coca-Cola/CCE and Transcontinental/Quebecor consent agreements); over 25 major cartel cases and/or related class actions (including vitamins, air cargo, chocolate confectionery and auto parts); and major abuse of dominance and other unilateral conduct investigations and proceedings (including UCDA v IBCParadise Pharmacy v Novartis and DIR v Air Canada (Gemini)) .

Neil received the “Dealmaker of the Year” award from Global Competition Review (GCR) in 2016. This award reflects his work on six high profile merger clearances over the past year.

Neil has extensive experience in the financial services, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, food and beverage, transportation, natural resources, broadcasting, communications and information technology industries.

Neil’s public sector experience includes acting as special counsel to the Competition Bureau and the CRTC in addition to two terms as chair Market Surveillance Panel for Ontario’s electricity market. Neil is a former chair of the IBA Antitrust Committee, a long-time member of the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Task Force and the vice-chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee of the CBA’s Competition Law Section. He is also a governmental adviser to the cartel working group of the International Competition Network.




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