August 3, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Bennett Jones LLP is pleased to announce that Randy Hughes has joined the firm as a partner in the competition group in Toronto. Mr. Hughes is widely acknowledged as one of Canada's leading competition lawyers, and is recognized nationally and internationally in Chambers Global, the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers, Lexpert/The American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Competition Cross-border Handbook, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and the Best of the Best (Competition and Antitrust Lawyers).
"Randy is an extraordinary person and we're delighted to add even more strength to our antitrust and competition group", says Hugh MacKinnon, Bennett Jones Chairman & CEO.
Mr. Hughes has successfully handled the competition law and Investment Canada aspects of numerous domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and represented clients before the courts in criminal proceedings under the Competition Act and before the Competition Tribunal in respect of reviewable matters.
Mr. Hughes represents clients in domestic and international conspiracy investigations and prosecutions involving the Competition Bureau in Canada and other competition authorities around the world. He also represents clients in substantial civil actions, including leading class actions, by those claiming damages as a result of anticompetitive conduct. Mr. Hughes has acted as counsel for the Commissioner of Competition and for private sector clients in leading merger and abuse of dominance cases before the Competition Tribunal.