Chris Hersh, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Chris is the head of the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group at Cassels Brock. Chris has considerable experience advising clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, criminal matters, abuse of dominance, misleading advertising, as well as pricing and distribution issues. Additionally, Chris advises clients regarding foreign and cultural investment review.

Chris has an extensive competition litigation practice and acts for clients involved in matters before the Competition Tribunal, trans-border criminal investigations/prosecutions, as well as defendants and institutional plaintiffs in class actions brought in respect of price-fixing cartels.

Chris regularly writes and speaks in Canada and abroad on all aspects of competition and is recognized by Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal as a leader in his field. In 2010 he was also selected as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers under 40.  Chris also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario Law School and as a guest lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School LL.M. program, where he taught competition law. Additionally, Chris is the part chair of the CBA Competition Law Section’s Private Actions committee and is the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Litigation Working Group.