Cal Goldman is the co-chair of the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group at Goodmans LLP. His practice covers all areas of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international matters before the Competition Bureau, as well as foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act. Cal has acted as counsel in a number of leading competition law and foreign investment review cases in Canada.
Cal is a former Director (since renamed “Commissioner”) of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government and a former Vice Chair of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) Competition Committee. He is co-chair of the Future of Competition Law Standards Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section (``ABA ALS”). He was co-chair (2017-2019) of the National Interest and Competition Law Task Force of the ABA ALS. In 2013-2015, he was co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA ALS. He is a Special Advisor to the Business at OECD Competition Committee (BIAC). On July 2, 2020, Cal`s earlier appointment to the NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Binational Panel Roster was continued for a term of 10 years from February 2018 under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
Calis recognized as a leading competition lawyer in 2020 in a number of legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal; Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; Best Lawyers in Canada;Euromoney;Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and The Legal 500 Canada. Cal is also recognized in Who`s Who Legal as a Global Elite Thought Leader, Foreign Investment Review in 2020/2021.