Michael Caldecott

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Address: 5300-66 Wellington St. W. PO Box 48, Stn. Toronto Dom. Toronto, Ontario M5K 1E6
Lawyer Firm: McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Phone: 416-601-7738
Fax: 416-868-0673
Email: mcaldecott@mccarthy.ca
Website: mccarthy.ca

First Year of Call
Ontario, 2019

Areas of Practice
Transportation Law

Description
Clients seek Mike’s advice to navigate complex competition and foreign investment processes to achieve their most important commercial objectives. Specializing in cross-border transactions and governmental investigations into business conduct, he combines analytical precision with a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach.
Mike is a Partner in our Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group in Toronto.

Recognized by Chambers for Competition / Antitrust, Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader and Global Competition Review in its 2023 Foreign Investment Control – Top 40 Under 40 global publication , Mike provides clients with competition and foreign investment law advice across all aspects of their activities, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, investigations into unilateral and coordinated conduct, distribution and supply-chain arrangements, deceptive marketing practices and competition compliance programs. He has extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including in telecommunications, media and technology, consumer products, infrastructure and transport, pharmaceuticals and financial services.

Mike has advised on a range of global and domestic strategic transactions, including:

Waste Connections on its acquisition of the oilfield waste services business of Secure Energy Services for $1.075 billion pursuant to the Competition Tribunal’s divestiture order following the acquisition of Tervita by Secure Energy Services
Daseke, Inc. in its US$1.1 billion acquisition by TFI International Inc
Hitachi Rail on its proposed acquisition of Thales’ Ground Transportation System business for an enterprise value of €1,660 million
Aon plc, a UK-based global professional services firm, as Canadian counsel in its US$30 billion proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson
Score Media and Gaming on its US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming
AbbVie in its US$63 billion acquisition of Allergan
Anixter in its US$ 4.5 billion acquisition by WESCO
Refinitiv, the global financial data provider, in its acquisition by London Stock Exchange Group plc
K+S AG in the sale of its Americas salt business to Stone Canyon Industries
PepsiCo in the sale of its Tropicana and related juices business to PAI Partners
Metso Minerals and Outotec in the combination of their minerals processing businesses
Mondelez International in its agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go
L3 Technologies, Inc. in its US$33.5 billion merger with Harris Corporation
First Data Corporation in its US$22 billion merger with Fiserv
Brookfield Infrastructure in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Having practiced for six years in the London office of a major international law firm – which included secondments in Brussels and Washington, D.C. – Mike is well-versed in the global competition and foreign investment law landscape. This experience enables Mike to take a holistic approach to complex cross-border transactions and conduct matters, leaning on his experience of Phase II merger investigations before the European Commission and UK Competition & Markets Authority; merger appellate litigation before the EU’s General Court; and cartel investigations across several sectors, as well as coordinating merger clearances in many jurisdictions around the world.

Mike currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Mergers Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section; and is a past Chair of the section’s Foreign Investment Review Committee. He has also sat on the leadership of the Joint Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. He is a frequent writer and speaker on competition law topics, including in particular on comparative approaches to competition and foreign investment policy and enforcement in North America and Europe. He is the co-author of the Canada chapter of GCR’s Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide, and was the co-author of the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control between 2015 and 2018.

Mike graduated in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in History and in 2008 with an MSt (with Distinction) in American History from the University of Oxford, where he was a Lord Crewe Scholar at Lincoln College. Mike received his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course qualifications from BPP Law School in London, UK. He is admitted to practice in Ontario and England & Wales.

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