Tony is a Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Antitrust/Competition & Marketing Group. As former counsel to Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Department of Justice Canada) and having served as counsel in many of Canada’s most significant competition matters, Tony is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in competition law and litigation.
Tony represents and counsels clients in domestic and multi-jurisdictional competition matters, including mergers, criminal cartel matters, advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable practices. Tony represents parties in criminal and civil investigations, litigated proceedings before Canada’s Competition Tribunal and class action litigation. Tony has extensive trial and appellate experience, having appeared as counsel before Canada’s Competition Tribunal, all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
While with the Department of Justice (2014-2016), Tony directly advised the Commissioner of many of the Competition Bureau’s high-profile cases. In this role, Tony represented the Commissioner in complaints and investigations, enforcement matters, the review of mergers, major litigated proceedings and the negotiation of remedies and orders. Tony also secured numerous production orders/subpoenas on behalf of the Commissioner and advised on Competition Bureau enforcement guidelines and competition policy matters.
Tony is the author of the leading legal treatise, Competition Enforcement and Litigation in Canada (Emond Publishing). Tony is an adjunct law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he teaches competition law and trial advocacy. Tony is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network, a network of the world's competition authorities that promotes effective global antitrust enforcement. Tony is active in the leadership of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, having served as Chair of the Criminal Matters Committee and currently serving as a Vice-Chair of the Mergers Committee. Tony is also active in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, currently serving as a Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee. Tony is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Action Section and currently sits on the Bench and Bar Class Action Liaison Committee in the Province of Ontario.
Tony’s community work includes serving on the board of directors of York University, the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and the Hockey Association for the Developmentally Challenged.