Canada: Bennett Jones Welcomes Randy Hughes As Partner
Last Updated: August 4 2011

August 3, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Bennett Jones LLP is pleased to announce that Randy Hughes has joined the firm as a partner in the competition group in Toronto. Mr. Hughes is widely acknowledged as one of Canada's leading competition lawyers, and is recognized nationally and internationally in Chambers Global, the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers, Lexpert/The American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Competition Cross-border Handbook, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and the Best of the Best (Competition and Antitrust Lawyers).

"Randy is an extraordinary person and we're delighted to add even more strength to our antitrust and competition group", says Hugh MacKinnon, Bennett Jones Chairman & CEO.

Mr. Hughes has successfully handled the competition law and Investment Canada aspects of numerous domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and represented clients before the courts in criminal proceedings under the Competition Act and before the Competition Tribunal in respect of reviewable matters.

Mr. Hughes represents clients in domestic and international conspiracy investigations and prosecutions involving the Competition Bureau in Canada and other competition authorities around the world. He also represents clients in substantial civil actions, including leading class actions, by those claiming damages as a result of anticompetitive conduct. Mr. Hughes has acted as counsel for the Commissioner of Competition and for private sector clients in leading merger and abuse of dominance cases before the Competition Tribunal.

Mr. Hughes has served as Canadian non-governmental advisor (NGA) to the Competition Bureau at the International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshops of enforcement agencies from around the world in 2004, 2006 and 2009, and at the ICN Annual Conferences in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Mr. Hughes also represents clients in other regulatory matters before a variety of courts and tribunals. In particular, he acted as counsel in the Commission of Inquiry into the Use of Drugs and Banned Products Intended to Increase Athletic Performance (the Dubin Inquiry) and the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (the Krever Inquiry), where he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.

About Bennett Jones LLP:

Bennett Jones is an internationally recognized law firm with offices in Canada (Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa), the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and Asia (Beijing). Our firm is founded and focused on principles of professional excellence, integrity, respect, and independent thought. Our firm's leadership position is reflected in the law we practice, the groundbreaking work we do, the client relationships we have, and the quality of our people.

For more information, please contact:
Hugh MacKinnon
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bennett Jones LLP
T: 416.777.4810

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