Brian Facey is the chair of the Blakes competition, antitrust and foreign investment group, widely regarded as the leading competition law practice in Canada. According to Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014, Brian is the most highly nominated lawyer in this practice area in Canada. For more than 20 years, he has advised clients in hundreds of regulatory matters, including cross-border and domestic merger transactions, criminal cartel cases, class actions, and distribution and advertising matters under the Competition Act.
Mr Facey has appeared on behalf of clients before the Competition Bureau, the Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various levels of Ontario courts. He also represents foreign-controlled investors under the provisions of the Investment Canada Act and the State-Owned Enterprise Guidelines, which regulate the acquisition of foreign control of Canadian businesses, and has secured approvals for foreign investors in many of Canada’s key industries.
Mr Facey is recognised as one of Canada’s leading competition lawyers in every major lawyer-ranking publication, including: Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 (Band 1); The Legal 500 Canada 2015; The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015; Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2015; The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 (Most Frequently Recommended); The 2014 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014; BTI Client Service All-Star Awards 2014 (named one of the top 15 antitrust lawyers in the world); Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers 2014; Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best 2014; and Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2012 edition).