Davit D. Akman

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Address: Suite 3200, Bay Adelaide Centre – North Tower, 40 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 0B4
Lawyer Firm: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Phone: 416-869-5300
Fax: 416-360-8877
Email: dakman@cassels.com
Website: cassels.com

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Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation, Competition Law

Description
Davit Akman (he/him/his) is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels and Chair of the firm’s Competition & Foreign Investment Group. A leader in his field, he advises market-leading domestic and international firms on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers & acquisitions, cartels and other criminal matters, private actions (including class actions), advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices.

Davit has cleared major multi-jurisdictional and domestic mergers in a wide array of industry sectors and advises non-Canadian investors (including state owned enterprises (SOEs)) on Canadian foreign investment issues under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and other federal legislation and policies. He is a market leader in advising Canadian and foreign-owned mining companies as well as SOEs with respect to the Government of Canada’s October 2022 Policy Regarding Foreign Investments from State-Owned Enterprises in Critical Minerals under the ICA.

Davit has also served as counsel in a number of Canada’s most important competition litigation cases, including matters before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Competition Tribunal.

He has been described in recent editions of Chambers as a “charismatic and effective advocate,” “extraordinarily smart and practical,” and as having a “really strong reputation at the [Canadian Competition] Bureau.”

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