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, international trade and foreign investment law. Denes' practice includes advice on proposed mergers, competition compliance, criminal cartel matters, foreign investment review, advertising and marketing law and international trade matters including tariff classification, dumping and subsidy investigations. He also litigates class action claims against clients relating to alleged violations of the cartel and misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act. Denes is also Co-Leader of the Firm's Public Policy and Government Relations Group.

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.


Denes Rothschild spoke about the latest in the Competition Bureau's investigation of the Torstar and Postmedia deal.

Representative Work

  • Acting for Imperial Metals Corporation in its sale of a 70% interest in the Red Chris mine in British Columbia to Newcrest Mining Limited for US$806.5 million and a follow-on joint venture between the parties for the ongoing operation of the Red Chris mine.
  • Acting for Loblaw and George Weston Limited in defence of numerous class actions relating to price fixing on fresh commercial bread.
  • Acting for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in its C$1.1B acquisition by Aurora Cannabis Inc.
  • Acting for COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. Ltd. (“COSCO”) and Orient Overseas International Ltd. (“OOIL”) in COSCO’s US $6.3B acquisition of OOIL.
  • Acting for a Canadian client with respect to the ongoing US investigation into alleged subsidies on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.
  • 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 Loblaw and George Weston Limited in multi-year internal investigation and immunity application with respect to their participation in a cartel fixing the prices of fresh commercial bread
  • Acted for an American client in defence of a threatened dumping investigation initiated by a Canadian competitor.
  • Acted for AmeriPride Services Inc. in its US $1B acquisition by Aramark.
  • Acted for Cabela's Incorporated in its US $5.5B acquisition by Bass Pro Shops.
  • Acted for Loblaw in recently concluded Competition Bureau investigation into its supplier practices and related court proceedings.
  • 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 in its C$12.4B acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, the largest retail merger in Canadian history.
  • Acted for Gerber in judicial review proceedings before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal respecting Canadian Food Inspection Agency determination regarding imports of baby food.
  • Acted for Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership in an abuse of dominance claim before the Competition Tribunal.
  • Acted for Garant GP before CBSA and CITT relating to Aluminum Extrusions dumping investigation.
  • 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.

Publications & Presentations