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Paul Collins

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Paul Collins
Law Practice
Paul Collins is head of the Competition and Foreign Investment Group. He practises corporate and commercial law and specializes in the area of competition law, providing both transactional and general compliance advice as well as advice in the area of marketing and advertising law. Mr. Collins is also a leading advisor for foreign investors in connection with the Investment Canada Act. His practice puts him in constant contact with the federal Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. He is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section.

From May 2010 to May 2012, Mr. Collins served as Senior Deputy Commissioner - Mergers Branch - with the Competition Bureau where, as the head of the Mergers Branch, he was instrumental in the Bureau's review of high-profile corporate transactions, as well as the development of key Bureau policies arising from the significant amendments to the Competition Act introduced in 2009. Such Bureau policies/guidelines include the revised Merger Enforcement Guidelines published in October 2011, as well as the Merger Review Process Guidelines, the Fee and Service Standards Handbook for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters, and a number of Interpretation Guidelines. During Mr. Collins' tenure with the Bureau, he was a member of its Senior Management Committee.

Professional Activities
Mr. Collins is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (Competition Law Section) and the Antitrust Law Sections of both the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is the former chair of the Legislative Reform and Competition Policy Subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association (Competition Law Section). He has spoken at numerous conferences organized by the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, American Bar Association and The Canadian Institute.

University of Toronto (LL.B. 1992, Honours BA economics 1989).

Mr. Collins is fluent in Greek.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1994

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