Paul Collins

Paul Collins Partner

Paul Collins

Education

  • University of Toronto (LL.B. 1992)
  • University of Toronto (Honours B.A. Economics 1989)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1994
Representative Work
  • IBM, as regulatory counsel, in its proposed US$34B acquisition of Red Hat, which represents the largest software deal in history.
  • Univar Inc., as Canadian competition counsel, in a US$2B transformational combination with Nexeo Solutions, Inc. whereby Univar will acquire Nexeo for cash and stock, including the assumption of Nexeo's debt and other obligations.
  • Empire Co. Ltd., the parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Inc., as Competition counsel, in Empire’s C$800M acquisition of Farm Boy Inc.
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Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2020 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Competition/Antitrust.
  • Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 2019 as a recognized lawyer in Stikeman Elliott’s “elite” Competition Group.
  • Chambers Global 2019 as a leading lawyer in Competition/Antitrust.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Competition Bureau: Latest Developments and Enforcement Priorities” Canadian’s Institute’s Advertising and Marketing Law Conference, Toronto, January 2014.