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Blake, Cassels & Graydon announced today that competition lawyer Brian…

Blake, Cassels & Graydon announced today that competition lawyer Brian Facey will join the Firm’s Competition and Trade Group in Toronto.

“We are delighted that Brian has decided to join Blakes,” said Jim Christie, the Firm’s Chairman. “He is one of this country’s rising stars in the field of competition law, and will bring significant additional strength to a practice group that’s already one of Canada’s best. Brian is one more example of Blakes’ continuing success in attracting the best legal talent to serve our clients’ needs,” he added.

Mr. Facey advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, cartel investigations, monopolization cases, reviewable matters, and distribution and advertising practices. He has experience in a variety of industries and has consistently been involved in many of Canada’s highest profile cases including representing Superior Propane in Canada’s leading merger efficiency case along with Blakes’ Cal Goldman and Neil Finkelstein. Mr. Facey has also acted for Canadian and international clients in relation to foreign investment issues under the federal Investment Canada Act.

Prior to joining Blakes, Brian Facey was a partner at Ogilvy Renault. He is an Adjunct Professor of Competition Law at the University of Western Ontario and also teaches competition law at the graduate level at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Mr. Facey is also a private sector adviser to the International Competition Network, a multijurisdictional governmental organization working towards the harmonization of competition laws among nations, currently chaired by Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C.

Founded in 1856, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has over 500 lawyers in seven offices in Canada, Europe and China. The Firm’s signature “Blakes means business” is not just a catch phrase but a discipline that defines how Blakes helps clients achieve their business objectives. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s Web site at www.blakes.com.

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