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George Addy

George Addy is senior counsel in the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Investigations & White Collar Defence. George brings 40 years of foreign investment, regulatory, and competition law expertise advising clients on matters involving domestic and foreign regulators, including cartels, M&A, and various trade practices. He has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and at judicial inquiries and regulatory hearings on behalf of private and public sector clients. George advises on foreign investment matters involving the Investment Canada Act and related sectoral control legislation and anti-corruption matters, as well as the full range of civil and criminal practices governed by the Competition Act. He was head of Canada’s Competition Bureau (1993–95) and its merger review branch (1989–1993) and was a senior executive in the telecom sector. He held leadership roles at the OECD and BIAC. Directorships: past director and Executive Committee member of (and current special advisor to) the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; director, Audit Committee Chair, and HR & Governance Committee member at Invest In Canada (Federal Crown Corporation); member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; GCR 100; The Legal 500 Canada; the Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Competition.