Eric Buist is an associate in the Business Law Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and a member of the firm’s Competition & Foreign Investment Group. Eric advises on all aspects of Canadian Competition and foreign investment review law, including mergers and acquisitions, cartels and other criminal matters, private actions (including class actions), advertising and marketing practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices. Prior to joining Cassels, Eric served as counsel to the Commissioner of Competition in the Canadian Department of Justice, supporting Competition Bureau investigations relating to mergers, abuse of dominance, deceptive marketing and other reviewable trade practices. In that capacity, he was lead counsel in numerous complex, contested matters resulting in significant divestitures and other remedies. Prior to his time at the Justice Department, Eric served as a Competition Law Officer in the Competition Bureau’s Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Branch.