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Jeffrey Brown

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Jeffrey Brown
Law Practice
Jeffrey Brown is a partner in the Ottawa office and a member of the firm's Competition and Foreign Investment Group. Mr. Brown's practice comprises competition law and related areas, such as foreign investment review and unfair trade practices. Mr. Brown has advised clients in respect of Canadian regulatory aspects of numerous complex mergers and acquisitions, including Newell Rubbermaid's acquisition of Jarden Corporation, CRH plc's acquisition of Holcim Canada, Garda's acquisition of G4S's Canadian cash solutions business, Universal Music's acquisition of EMI's Canadian recorded music business, ABB's acquisitions of Baldor and Thomas & Betts, Canadian Tire's acquisitions of Forzani and Pro Hockey Life, as well as ratiopharm/Teva, Solvay/Abbott, Sherwin-Williams/Comex, Van Houtte/Green Mountain, Panasonic/Sanyo, Essar/Algoma and Alcatel/Lucent. Mr. Brown also regularly counsels clients with respect to marketing practices and civil and criminal compliance with the Competition Act, as well as compliance with the Investment Canada Act.

Mr. Brown is frequently recognized for his expertise, including:

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Competition/Antitrust, with clients noting he is a "very quick and sharp practitioner."

  • Chambers Global 2017 guide as a recommended lawyer for Competition/Antitrust law, noted for his "incredibly impressive ... oral advocacy" and recognized for his "excellent expertise" and for being "extremely timely in responding and very practical in his advice."

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2014 for his expertise in Competition and Antitrust law.

  • Legal Media Group's 2016 Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust.

  • The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Competition Law.

Professional Activities
Mr. Brown is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section's Legislation & Policy Committee.

University of Ottawa (LL.B. 1995), Carleton University (MA, International Affairs 1995), University of Waterloo (Honours BA, Applied Studies Political Science 1991).

Mr. Brown is fluent in both French (oral) and English.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1997

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