Denes A. Rothschild

Denes A. Rothschild  


Executive Summary

Denes Rothschild is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Denes practises competition, marketing and foreign investment law. Denes' practice includes advice on proposed mergers, competition compliance and criminal cartel matters. He also litigates class action claims against clients relating to alleged collusion, and advises on foreign investment review, advertising and marketing law. Denes recently advised on all competition aspects of the largest retail merger in Canadian history, the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart by Loblaw, and is acting on one of the only two active abuse of dominance cases before the Competition Tribunal.

Making use of his dual Canadian and American law degrees, Denes regularly collaborates with attorneys in other jurisdictions to ensure consistent and outstanding representation for his large multinational clients.

Prior to joining BLG, Denes articled and practised with a national firm's Ottawa office, specializing in commercial litigation, international trade and investment law. Denes recently spent a year seconded as corporate counsel to one of the world's largest information technology corporations.

Representative Work

  • Acting for Loblaw in ongoing Competition Bureau investigation into its supplier practices and related court proceedings.
  • Acting for British Airways in Canada and as part of global defence team in defence of a class actions relating to alleged price fixing among air cargo carriers.
  • Acting for an international auto parts supplier in Canadian immunity and leniency applications related to cartel activity, as well as related class actions.
  • Acting for Cabela's Incorporated in its US$5.5B acquisition by Bass Pro Shops.
  • Acted for Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership in an abuse of dominance claim before the Competition Tribunal.
  • Acted for Hardline Curling Inc. in its battle to have a ban on its curling brooms imposed by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada overturned.
  • Acted for Loblaw Companies Limited on all competition matters related to its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, the largest retail merger in Canadian history.
  • Acted for Montez Corporation and affiliates on competition aspects of a series of retail real estate acquisitions.
  • Acted for to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its role as a member of the Maple Group in its acquisition of the TMX Group Inc.
  • Advises clients in various industries on notification and review requirements, and compliance, under the Investment Canada Act.
  • Represents clients in various industries on merger reviews and applications for Advanced Ruling Certificates.
  • Advises clients in various industries on federal and provincial advertising and marketing laws and standards.

Publications & Presentations