George Addy is the senior partner heading the competition and foreign investment review group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and is also part of the technology and communications and 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, Canada’s second-largest telecommunications firm.
His practice covers 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 is consistently listed as one of the most frequently recommended competition law practitioners in legal directories.
Mr Addy is frequently consulted by Canadian and foreign-based clients and law firms on the foreign investment, regulatory and competition law aspects of major mergers in virtually every sector of the economy, including the financial services, energy, communications, transportation, services, retail, food and agricultural sectors. 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.