CIArb Canada Executive

W. Michael G. Osborne MStJ FCIArb

Chair, Canadian Competition Practice
Cozen O’Connor LLP

W. Michael G. Osborne MStJ FCIArb

Michael Osborne practises competition law, foreign investment review, regulatory law, and commercial disputes.

Michael advises and represents businesses in competition law matters, including merger notifications, criminal and civil Competition Bureau investigations, and class actions. He also acts in a wide variety of regulatory matters and commercial disputes.

Michael has acted as trial and appellate counsel before courts of all levels, administrative tribunals (particularly the Competition Tribunal), and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.

Michael was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1998 after completing his articles as a Law Clerk to the late Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada. He received his LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1996, his M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1991, and his B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988.

Michael is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Section, the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, the Advocates’ Society, the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.