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Cassels Welcomes Davit Akman as Competition & Foreign Investment Group Chair


Cassels is pleased to announce the arrival of Davit Akman as a partner in its Toronto office and as Chair of the firm’s national Competition & Foreign Investment Group.

Davit advises market-leading domestic and international firms on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers & acquisitions, cartels and other criminal matters, private actions (including class actions), advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices.

“We are thrilled to welcome Davit as the new Chair of our Competition & Foreign Investment Group,” says Kristin Taylor, Managing Partner. “He has a unique combination of experience handling both significant merger clearance matters and high-stakes civil and criminal competition litigation, including precedent-setting cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Competition Tribunal. Davit is an outstanding competition lawyer whose addition as Chair expands our competition and foreign investment capabilities and strengthens our competition litigation and dynamic transactional practices.”

“I am delighted to be joining one of the largest and most innovative business law practices in Canada,” says Davit. “Cassels is going from strength to strength and I’m excited to work with such an exceptional team of talented people.”

Davit is viewed as a thought leader in the competition bar. He has written and spoken extensively on a wide-array of topics related to competition, including on issues at the intersection of privacy and competition law and IP and competition law. Davit currently serves as the Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and is a former chair of the Criminal Matters and Legislation & Competition Policy Committees of the CBA National Competition Law Section. He has been repeatedly recognized for his client service and ranked in leading legal directories such as Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal, among others.

Welcome, Davit!