W. Michael G. Osborne

“Detailed knowledge of Canadian competition law, both in terms of the substantive law as well as the process.”
– Client Testimonial, Chambers Canada

Michael Osborne is a partner in our Advocacy and Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Groups.

Michael advises and defends clients in inquiries and proceedings commenced by the Competition Bureau, including criminal matters, abuse of dominance, and marketing and advertising matters. He defends clients in private proceedings under the Competition Act, including price fixing class actions.

Michael acts for and advises parties in a wide range of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters. He also offers experience in a range of regulatory and white collar crime matters.

Michael has acted as trial and appellate counsel before all levels of court across the country, the Competition Tribunal and other administrative tribunals, and arbitral tribunals in international and domestic arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc.

Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of ICDR Canada’s roster of arbitrators.

Representative Highlights

Michael serves as editor of the Canadian Competition Law Review. He has held numerous positions in the CBA Competition Law Section, including chair of the Section’s Reviewable Matters and Unilateral Conduct Committee, and member of the working group that assisted in preparing the new Competition Tribunal Rules. He is a Vice-Chair of the Books and Treatises committee of the ABA’s Antitrust Section. Michael contributes frequently to legal periodicals, teaches in CPD programs sponsored by The Advocates' Society, and regularly speaks on competition and commercial litigation topics.



Call to the bar

Ontario, 1998