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Anthony Baldanza Toronto Lawyer

Anthony F. Baldanza *

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1980
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

Anthony (Tony) Baldanza’s business law practice is focused on competition law, foreign investment law and corporate/commercial matters.

In his competition law practice, Tony provides advice and representation in relation to mergers and in relation to cartels, abuse of dominance and other restrictive trade practices. Working across a wide range of industries, Tony assists clients in clearing transactions through the Canadian Competition Bureau and, with local counsel, through the competition/antitrust agencies of other jurisdictions. 

In his foreign investment practice, Tony advises foreign-controlled enterprises on the application of the Investment Canada Act (including its national security provisions) when establishing a new business or acquiring an existing business in Canada, and assists clients in clearing transactions through the relevant agencies.

Tony is also expert in clearing transactions through Transport Canada pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act.

Tony also provides advice and assistance to clients in relation to a wide range of corporate/commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and supply and distribution arrangements. 

Tony is a recognized expert on competition and foreign investment law, (including national security reviews) and is listed in a wide range of reports and surveys as one of Canada's leading lawyers in both such areas. He is the past Chair of both the Foreign Investment Review Committee and Mergers Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section. Tony served as Leader and subsequently Co-leader of Fasken’s Competition, Marketing & Foreign Investment Group for many years. 

  • Recognized in Competition/Antitrust Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2022
  • Recognized nationwide in Competition/Antitrust, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2019 to 2021
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  • BA University of Toronto
  • LLB 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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