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Susan M. Hutton

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Susan M. Hutton
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Susan Hutton is a senior partner in Stikeman Elliott's Competition and Foreign Investment and International Trade practice groups. She has provided Competition Act and Investment Canada Act advice in respect of numerous complex mergers and acquisitions. She has guided clients through civil and criminal investigations as well as complaints under the Competition Act, and provides ongoing compliance advice to many clients. The Global Competition Review's Canada survey recognizes Susan as acting for clients in several top-tier deals and describes her as being "among the most talented and well-regarded in the country". She has successfully represented complainants and exporter/importers in dumping and countervailing duty actions and also advises with respect to anti-corruption compliance.

Ms. Hutton worked in the field of economic research including econometric modelling with the Bank of Canada prior to entering law. She has worked in Bangkok and Singapore, has advised the Government of Vietnam regarding the development of its competition law, and is a member of Stikeman Elliott's China Task Force.

Ms. Hutton is listed and recognized in the following publications:

  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Competition/Antitrust and International Trade/WTO.

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Competition/Antitrust and International Trade/WTO, with clients noting "[Susan] is superbly pragmatic and understands the issues internationally," and that "her knowledge of the competition regime is incredible", while others have noted concerning trade litigation that she is "careful, thoughtful and well organized on cases."

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Competition/Antitrust Law and International Trade and Finance Law.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Competition and Antitrust.

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition 2016.

  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Competition Law.

  • Legal Media Group's 2016Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust, Expert Guides: International Trade, and Expert Guides: Women in Business Law.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading practitioner in the area of Competition Law.

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada for Competition Law.

  • Global Competition Review's GCR 100 2016: A Guide to the World's Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices and 2013 Country Survey: Canada, noted as "among the most talented and well-regarded in the country".

  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2015.

Professional Activities
Ms. Hutton is a member of and active within many industry associations, including as past Chair of the Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association; past-Chair of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Competition Law Review, the journal of the Canadian Bar Association's Competition Law Section; member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law in the Energy and Transportation Committee and the International Law Committee; member of the International Bar Association's Competition Law Section and member of the C.D. Howe Institute's Competition Policy Council.

University of Toronto (LL.B. 1991, Bronze Medal), McGill University (Honours BA economics 1985, Faculty of Arts Gold Medal).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1993

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