Brian A. Facey
is a Partner and Chair of Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group at Blakes. For 25 years, Brian has advised clients in hundreds of regulatory matters, including multijurisdictional and domestic strategic merger transactions, criminal cartel cases, class actions, and distribution and advertising matters under the Competition Act. Brian was chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law Section, as well the founder and past co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law Section's Foreign Investment Review Committee and the section's International Committee. Brian has testified before the Canadian Senate and Parliamentary Committees on amendments to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act and was appointed by the Commissioner of Competition as a consultant to the Competition Bureau in relation to amendments to Canada's competition laws, which are now in force. Brian was an adjunct law professor for more than a decade. His treatises have been cited by all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, for his work on efficiencies and strategic mergers. Brian has also appeared on behalf of clients before the Competition Bureau, the Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various levels of Ontario courts.