Joshua Chad 

Joshua Chad

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7181
e: joshua.chad@mcmillan.ca

overview

Joshua Chad is an associate in the firm's Competition and Antitrust Group. Mr. Chad practices in all areas of competition and antitrust, including merger review, cartels and price fixing defence, abuse of dominance and advertising matters.

Mr. Chad's most recent notable mergers cases include Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV's acquisition of SABMiller plc, JAB's acquisition of Keurig, Coty's acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble, and G3 Global Grain Group's acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Mr. Chad joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011, returned to complete his articles in 2013, and was subsequently called to the bar in 2013. He received his JD at the University of Toronto.

Before attending law school, Mr. Chad studied finance and obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Chad is an avid fan of tennis and the Toronto Maple Leafs, although only tennis tends to provide him with any joy.

Representative Matters

Representative transactions on the public record include:
  • SABMiller plc in its Canadian Competition Bureau clearance of the US $107 billion take-over by Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV
  • JAB's acquisition of Keurig
  • Coty's acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble
  • G3 Global Grain Group's acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board
  • MeadWestvaco Corp. in its US$16 billion merger with Rock-Tenn Company to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging
  • Rogers Communications Inc. in its joint acquisition with BCE Inc. of GLENTEL Inc., a Canadian-based multi-carrier mobile products distributor operating close to 500 retail locations in Canada under banners that include WirelessWave, TBooth Wireless, and Wireless Etc.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in the combination of its global trade book business with Pearson plc
  • MasterCard in connection with the Competition Bureau's challenge to its Operating Rules

Publications

2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases
Getting the Deal Through - Merger Control 2016, Canada chapter
Commissioner of Competition Introduces Revised Compliance Programs Bulletin at McMillan Event
Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved
Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 6
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 5
No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?
Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones upon Arrest are Lawful in Canada – but Strict Safeguards Apply
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 4
Reading Between The Lines: Kobo's Challenge to the E-Books Consent Agreement
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 3
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 2
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 1
Introduction to Class Actions
A Database Too Far? Interpreting the Competition Bureau's Computer Search Powers
Canada's first rejection of an investment on national security grounds

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D. - 2012
  • University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business), HBA - 2009

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2013

Practices

competition and antitrust
unilateral conduct and distribution practices
cartels
mergers
foreign investment review
marketing and advertising
competition policy advocacy
class actions

Industries

automotive
transportation

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law: Young Lawyer Representative, Unilateral Conduct Committee
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Directors' List, Center for Transnational Legal Studies
  • Graduated with Distinction, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • HBA '86 Scholarship for community involvement and academic achievement, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Wilhemina & J. Gordon McIntosh Scholarship for top incoming average, Richard Ivey School of Business
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Joshua Chad is an associate in the firm's Competition and Antitrust Group. Mr. Chad practices in all areas of competition and antitrust, including merger review, cartels and price fixing defence, abuse of dominance and advertising matters.

Mr. Chad's most recent notable mergers cases include Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV's acquisition of SABMiller plc, JAB's acquisition of Keurig, Coty's acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble, and G3 Global Grain Group's acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Mr. Chad joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011, returned to complete his articles in 2013, and was subsequently called to the bar in 2013. He received his JD at the University of Toronto.

Before attending law school, Mr. Chad studied finance and obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Chad is an avid fan of tennis and the Toronto Maple Leafs, although only tennis tends to provide him with any joy.
Representative transactions on the public record include:
  • SABMiller plc in its Canadian Competition Bureau clearance of the US $107 billion take-over by Anheuser Busch InBev SA/NV
  • JAB's acquisition of Keurig
  • Coty's acquisition of multiple cosmetics and fragrance lines from Procter & Gamble
  • G3 Global Grain Group's acquisition of the Canadian Wheat Board
  • MeadWestvaco Corp. in its US$16 billion merger with Rock-Tenn Company to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging
  • Rogers Communications Inc. in its joint acquisition with BCE Inc. of GLENTEL Inc., a Canadian-based multi-carrier mobile products distributor operating close to 500 retail locations in Canada under banners that include WirelessWave, TBooth Wireless, and Wireless Etc.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in the combination of its global trade book business with Pearson plc
  • MasterCard in connection with the Competition Bureau's challenge to its Operating Rules
February 2016
2016 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases
Competition Bulletin
Summer 2015
From the ABA Spring Meeting: Rapporteur Panel Summary on "International Agency Cooperation: The Real Story"
CBA National Competition Law Section International Committee Newsletter - Passport to International Antitrust
April 2015
Stop the Presses: Post-Sun Merger Approved
Competition Bulletin
February 2015
Canadian Merger Notification Thresholds Increased
Competition Bulletin
January 2015
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 6
What Fresh Hell is This? The Canadian Cartel Class Action System
January 2015
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 5
One Place Where Possession is not Nine Tenths of the Law
January 2015
No More Misleading Advertising Class Actions?
Marketing and Advertising Bulletin
December 2014
Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones upon Arrest are Lawful in Canada – but Strict Safeguards Apply
Competition Bulletin
Republished in the February 2015 edition of the Canadian Privacy Law Review
October 2014
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 4
The Walls Have Ears – Lots of Them!
October 2014
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 3
The Immunity and Leniency System
October 2014
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 2
Tangible Benefits for Corporate Compliance Programs: Show Us the Money
October 2014
Canadian Cartel News
Volume 1
The Basics
October 2014
Introduction to Class Actions
Paper Submitted for "Class Actions - A Bootcamp for Litigators"
Co-author with Jeffrey Simpson, William Wu, Kathryn Podrebarac, and Charles Wright
September 2014
A Database Too Far? Interpreting the Competition Bureau's Computer Search Powers
27:2 Canadian Competition Law Review (2014)