Lawson Hunter

Lawson A.W. Hunter, QC Senior Counsel

Lawson Hunter


  • University of New Brunswick, Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree (L.L.D.)
  • University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors’ Education Program, 2008
  • Harvard (LL.M., 1971)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1970; B.Sc., 1967)

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick, 1971
  • Ontario, 1986
Representative Work
  • Empire Co. Ltd., the parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Inc., as Competition counsel, in Empire’s C$800M acquisition of Farm Boy Inc.
  • Allergan plc., as Canadian competition counsel, in connection with its US$160B merger with Pfizer Inc.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.
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  • Chambers Canada 2021 as a Senior Statesman in Competition/Antitrust.
  • Chambers Global 2020 as a Senior Statesman in Competition/Antitrust.
  • Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 2018 as a recognized lawyer in Stikeman Elliott’s “elite” Competition Group.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “The Morning After: M&A Under Foreign Investment and Competition Regulation Post Pandemic”, Stikeman Elliott and Hill + Knowlton Strategies Webinar, May 2020.
  • ”Keynote Event”, International Institute of Communications Annual Conference, Canadian Communications Policy and Legislation: Time for a Review, November 2018 (moderator).
  • ”Mega Mergers and Developing Countries”, Concurrences Review + NYU School of Law, Antitrust and Developing and Emerging Economies, New York, October 2018 (panellist).
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