Calvin Goldman QC

Calvin Goldman QC

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Calvin Goldman is the principal of The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, QC. 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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. He is co-chair of the ICC Competition Commission’s Working Group in competition and economic recovery. He was co-chair (2019–2021) 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 2 July 2020, Cal’s earlier appointment to the NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Binational Panels Roster was continued for a term of 10 years from February 2018 under the Canada–United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Cal is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in 2020–2021 in a number of legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal; Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; Best Lawyers in Canada; Euromoney; The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and The Legal 500: Canada. Cal is also recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader by the Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020 – Foreign Investment Review.

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The Foreign Investment Regulation Review

Edition 9

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review is an in-depth guide to the laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. With an eye towards recent developments, it focuses on practical and strategic considerations – including the key steps for foreign investors planning a major acquisition, or otherwise seeking to do business in a particular jurisdiction. 

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