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Anthony Baldanza

Anthony F. Baldanza

Partner Fasken
It is crucial to understand how the Competition Bureau approaches and investigates allegations of anti-competitive conduct.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1980
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Tony’s business law practice is focused on competition law, foreign investment law and negotiated transactions. Working across a wide range of industries, Tony assists clients in clearing transactions through the Canadian Competition Bureau and through Canada’s foreign investment review regime.

In his competition law practice, Tony provides advice on mergers, criminal matters, and other restrictive trade practices. Tony regularly advises companies on how to structure distribution and licensing arrangements to avoid competition law problems, and counsels companies and professional and trade associations on the scope of permissible activities. He also provides advice on the establishment of new businesses and the acquisition of existing businesses by foreign enterprises.

A recognized expert on investment law, Tony advises foreign enterprises on the application of the Investment Canada Act when establishing a new business, or acquiring an existing businesses in Canada.

Tony also provides clients in relation to a wide range of negotiated transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and supply and distribution arrangements. He also regularly advises clients in relation to general corporate and commercial matters.

Ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tony is a recognized expert on competition and foreign investment law issues. He is the past Chair of both the Foreign Investment Review Committee and Mergers Committee of the CBA Competition Law Section.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2019, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
  • Recognized for Competition/ Antitrust (Canada), Chambers Canada 2016 to 2019
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Competition Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
2016 to 2019 Chambers Canada Recognized for Competition/ Antitrust (Canada) Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Competition Law


  • BA University of Toronto
  • Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association including Competition Law Section
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association including Antitrust Law Section
Article The Competition Bureau Clarifies its Enforcement Approach in IP Matters with Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Competition Chronicle
Article Canada: Merger Control The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2015
Article Canada: Cartels The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2015
Recent Must-Know Developments in Competition Law location location Toronto
Competition Law Compliance Programs: comments on the legal context and on the Competition Bureau’s draft Compliance Bulletin Canadian Bar Association Annual Competition Law Fall Conference location location Ottawa
Presentation on Bid Rigging Federated Press Fourth Public Procurement Law Course location location Toronto


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