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Chris  Margison

Chris Margison

Counsel Fasken
With experience gained from senior positions both in private practice and at the Competition Bureau, Chris is able to advise clients on all aspects of Canadian competition law in today’s fast-changing environment.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Chris Margison has over 17 years of private and public sector legal experience, including as Special Advisor to both the Commissioner of Competition and the Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels Directorate at the Competition Bureau.

With his background, Chris brings a number of attributes, such as the ability to provide critical advice, guidance and recommendations in a timely fashion on all aspects of Canadian competition law. He has advised the Commissioner, Senior Deputy Commissioners and high-profile Canadian and international companies on mergers, strategic alliances, cartels, bid-rigging, abuse of dominance, distribution and pricing practices, and misleading advertising matters. He has been involved in several litigated matters before the Competition Tribunal, including as an integral part of the Competition Bureau’s case team in Commissioner of Competition v. Visa Canada Corporation. Chris has developed expertise in a wide variety of industries, including the agricultural, consumer products, entertainment, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, plastics and telecommunications sectors.

Honours and Awards

  • Commissioner’s Merit Award Finalist, Competition Bureau, 2014
  • Commissioner’s Merit Award Winner, Competition Bureau, 2012
  • Deputy Commissioner’s Merit Award Winner, Competition Bureau, 2012 and 2014
  • Leading Lawyer in Advertising and Marketing, Lawday, 2009


  • LLB, Summa Cum Laude University of Ottawa
  • BBA University College of the Fraser Valley

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, including the National Competition Law Section
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, including the Antitrust Law Section
Carswells Legal Alert (2002- July 2010) Regular contributions to the Competition Law Section of Carswell’s Legal Alert
Article, Co-Author Foreign Investment Review in Canada The New Rules
Newsletter ABA Antitrust Sections Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin (Spring 2004- Winter 2009) Regular contributions to the Canadian Developments Section of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin (previously the Sherman Act Section 1 Newsletter)


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