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Michele Siu is counsel in our Competition Law Group in Toronto. Her practice focuses on advising clients on competition/antitrust and foreign investment review matters in the context of mergers and acquisitions. She also provides advice in respect of criminal and civil investigations, reviewable practices and compliance matters under the Competition Act.

Some of the notable matters Ms. Siu has been involved in include advising:

  • Kraft Foods Group on its merger with H.J. Heinz;
  • Desjardins Financial Group in its acquisition of State Farm Canada’s property and casualty business;
  • Emco in its acquisition of Noble;
  • Spectra in its acquisition of the Express-Platte Pipeline System;
  • Agrium in its acquisition of Viterra retail;
  • Maple Group, as co-counsel, in connection with its acquisition of the Toronto Stock Exchange;
  • BCE in its acquisition of the CTV television network;
  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in its acquisition of Waste Services Inc.;
  • Anglo American in its acquisition of De Beers and its sale of Moly-Cop;
  • Rio Tinto in its acquisition of Alcan, Ivanhoe Mines and the BHP bid;
  • General Mills in its acquisition of Yoplait;
  • Unilever in its acquisition of Alberto-Culver;
  • The Commissioner of Competition in connection with Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada;
  • Avaya Inc. in its acquisition of Nortel's enterprise communications business; and
  • Pepsi in its acquisition of Pepsi Bottling Group, Tropicana Juices and Quaker Oats (Gatorade).

Ms. Siu is co-author of a number of publications, including the current Canada chapter of the Foreign Investment Review, part of Law Business Research’s Getting The Deal Through series.

She received her BA (Honours, English) in 1997 from McMaster University and her LLB in 2000 from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. Siu was called to the Alberta bar in 2001 and the Ontario bar in 2002.

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