Randal T. Hughes is the leader of McCarthy Tétrault's National Competition/Antitrust Law Group. He has successfully handled the competition law and Investment Canada aspects of numerous 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 international conspiracy investigations and prosecutions involving the Competition Bureau in Canada and competition authorities in other jurisdictions around the world. He also represents clients in substantial civil actions, including leading class actions, in competition law matters.
Mr. Hughes is globally recognized as a leading competition law practitioner and is a frequent speaker on current issues. He served as Canadian non-governmental advisor (NGA) at the International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshops of enforcement agencies in Sydney, Australia in November, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands in November, 2006 and Cairo, Egypt in October, 2009 and the ICN Annual Conferences in Bonn, Germany in June, 2005, Kyoto, Japan in April, 2008, Zurich, Switzerland in June, 2009, and Istanbul, Turkey in April, 2010. Mr. Hughes also participated on the faculty of the ABA/IBA International Cartel Workshops in London, England in February, 2006 and in San Francisco, California in January/February, 2008.