Cassandra Brown is a partner in Blakes’ competition, antitrust and foreign investment group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of competition and foreign investment law, including advising domestic and foreign clients on competition issues in relation to mergers, joint ventures and competitor collaborations. Ms Brown has provided competition law advice to clients in the energy, mining, technology, pharmaceutical, consumer products, agricultural, telecommunications, transportation, aviation, financial services, manufacturing, automotive and real estate industries. Ms Brown completed secondments to Coca-Cola Limited, a major international law firm based in London, and the Blakes New York office.
She is the co-author of Canada’s leading textbook on merger review, the co-author of an annual Annotated Competition Act, and was an adjunct professor of competition law at Osgoode Hall.
Ms Brown has worked on some of Canada’s most complex and high-profile transactions, including Pembina/Veresen, Trican/Canyon, AMEC/Foster Wheeler, Agrium/Potash Corporation, Suncor/Canadian Oil Sands Limited, CPP/Glencore, Holcim/Lafarge, Marine Harvest/Grieg Seafood, Pembina/Riverstone/Mistral, Synthes/Johnson & Johnson, Continental Airlines/United Airlines, Nestle/Novartis, Nestle/Kraft Foods and Nestle/Vitality Foodservice.
She is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Competition and Antitrust) and Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017, which profiles the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under.
Ms Brown obtained her joint BCL/LLB from McGill University in 2008 and holds a bachelor of commerce degree in economics and law from the University of Alberta.