Pierre N. Gemson  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Pierre Gemson is a senior associate in our Toronto office and is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation group. Pierre represents corporate clients in complex litigation matters, with particular experience in competition law matters, including the defence of consumer class actions. He has also advised on diverse competition law matters and represented sellers and acquirers in antitrust merger clearance.

Prior to joining BLG, Pierre practiced for five years at a leading, full-service firm in New York, where he represented and advised U.S. and international corporations in a variety of industries including cellular telecommunications, commercial aviation, banking, vision care, and casino gaming.

In 2009-2010, Pierre served as law clerk to Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is fluent in English and French.

Representative Work

  • Advises and acts for clients in competition law litigation and regulatory matters.
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a nationwide putative consumer class action centralized in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging federal and state antitrust violations relating to its pricing policy.
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a federal constitutional challenge seeking to enjoin the application of a state statute purporting to regulate contact lens pricing activity in U.S. federal district court and in the court of appeals.
  • Represented a European bank in a lawsuit under the U.S. federal Anti-Terrorism Act alleging a conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism.
  • Represented a multinational cellular telecommunications company in an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy in the development of the 4G-LTE cellular standard.
  • Represented a multinational glass packaging company in an antitrust action brought by the Federal Trade Commission challenging the sale of its North American glass packaging business.
  • Advised the buyer on antitrust aspects of U.S. airline's partial acquisition of a U.K. airline.
  • Advised the buyer on antitrust aspects of a merger between two companies in the gaming industry.
  • Represented the City of New York and two New York police officers in the jury trial of a lawsuit alleging false arrest and excessive force.

Publications & Presentations