George N. Addy

Senior Counsel at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

George N. Addy

George N. Addy

Senior Counsel at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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George is the senior partner heading the firm's Competition & Foreign Investment Review practice and is also a member of the Investigations & White Collar Defence practice, as well as the Technology and the Communications & Media practices. He was head of the Canadian Competition Bureau (1993-1996) and its merger review branch (1989-1993). He left public service to become Executive Vice President and Chief General Counsel at TELUS, one of Canada's largest telecommunications firms.

George’s practice covers foreign investment, regulatory and competition law, including strategic advice and representation before sector regulators and competition authorities in Canada and abroad in relation to cartels, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices. He also advises on anti-corruption matters. He is consistently listed as one of the most frequently recommended competition law practitioners in legal directories. He has acted as external counsel to Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator (CRTC) and frequently advises firms in the telecom, broadcasting, cable distribution, and Internet sectors as well as private equity firms on regulatory, competition and investment matters.

George is frequently consulted by Canadian and foreign-based clients and law firms on the foreign investment, regulatory and competition law aspects of corporate behaviour in virtually every sector of the economy, including financial services, energy, communications, transportation, services, retail, food and agricultural. His practice also includes advice and representation in relation to the full range of criminal matters under the Competition Act, Investment Canada Act matters as well as general regulatory and administrative law. He has represented clients in numerous provincial and federal court proceedings as well as in judicial inquiries. George has acted as counsel to private sector clients, the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Attorney General of Canada in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal and in criminal antitrust proceedings. He has testified before various House of Commons and Senate Committees on issues involving legislative reform, telecommunications, banking, transportation and other sectors.

George is a Director and Executive Committee member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Policy Committee.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is a law firm focused on high-stakes matters. They are fearless in approach and methodical in execution, taking issues seriously. Because excellence isn’t a talking point for them. It’s their starting point. They work in a fundamentally different way, starting with the structure of their firm and ending with the results they achieve for their clients. They are a true partnership. This frees them to work seamlessly and efficiently together, across geographies, practices and industries. Most importantly, it allows them to take on matters – however large or complex – with unparalleled clarity, speed and intelligence. Their way of working isn’t an official policy or mandate; it’s part of their DNA. It’s why they attract and retain the brightest, most creative lawyers. It’s what makes them the most innovative law firm in Canada. And it’s why their clients hire them.

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