Christina Skinner


 | Toronto

Christina Skinner is an associate in the Competition & Foreign Investment Group at Cassels. Christina advises clients on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers & acquisitions, cartels, private actions (including class actions), advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance, and other reviewable trade practices.

Her experience includes:

  • Representing Vidéotron as Intervenor in the Competition Tribunal proceedings arising from the Commissioner of Competition’s challenge of Rogers Communications Inc.’s $26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Advising Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Alleghany Corporation on Canadian competition and regulatory matters in the US $11.6 billion acquisition of Alleghany by Berkshire Hathaway
  • Advising Extendicare Inc. on Canadian competition and regulatory matters in its $307 million sale of a portfolio of retirement communities to Sienna-Sabra LP
  • Advising Lineage Logistics, an international refrigerated warehousing and storage company owned by Bay Grove Capital, on Canadian competition and regulatory matters in its acquisition of VersaCold Logistics Services from Torquest Partners, The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario and OPTrust
  • Advising Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC and Kissner Group Holdings on Canadian competition and regulatory matters in their US$3.2 billion agreement to acquire K+S Aktiengesellschaft’s North and South American salt business, including Morton Salt and Windsor Salt
  • Advising Premium Brands Holdings Corporation on Canadian competition and regulatory matters in its $1 billion acquisition, together with a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations, of Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated
  • Advising a large, international client in the acquisition of a Canadian television and film business that was subject to a cultural review by Canadian Heritage

Christina also offers experience in the adjudication of multiple sports arbitration and disciplinary panel proceedings involving alleged coach and athlete misconduct. While at Western Law, she was Program Manager of the Sport Solution Clinic, the only program of its kind in North America, where she counselled and advocated on behalf of Canada’s national and Olympic team athletes faced with various sports-related legal issues. Christina also has experience representing athletes in mediation and arbitration proceedings before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

During law school at Western University, she participated in a Law Exchange Program in Barcelona, Spain where she studied International and EU law.

Prior to joining Cassels, Christina articled and practiced at another national law firm where she completed a secondment with the Ontario Securities Commission.