Martin Low and McMillan competition group transactions are 2011 GCR award finalists 

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January 11, 2011

Rankings and recognition
The Global Competition Review has released the list of finalists for its 2011 GCR Awards. McMillan is a finalist in three categories.

Cartels Lawyer – Special Recognition Award
D. Martin Low, QC, a partner in McMillan's Competition Group, is the only Canadian nominated for the prestigious Cartels Lawyer of the Year award. Martin represents clients in major international cartel investigations and follow-on class actions including air cargo, DRAM and hydrogen peroxide matters. He was also appointed as a Canadian Non-Governmental Authority (NGA) to the ICN Cartel Working Group.

Matter of the Year
McMillan's Competition Group acted as Canadian counsel on two of the three transactions chosen as finalists for Matter of the Year:  Ticketmaster's merger with Live Nation and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Partner Mark Opashinov and associate Sorcha O'Carroll successfully represented Live Nation when Ticketmaster became part of the Live Nation Entertainment family. Mark and Sorcha also acted for both parties in connection with the Canadian Competition Act review of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

M&A Transaction of the Year – Europe
McMillan's Competition Group also acted as Canadian counsel on the Novartis acquisition of Alcon Inc., a finalist as M&A Transaction of the Year – Europe. A McMillan team led by A. Neil Campbell and Mark Opashinov represented Novartis in connection with the review of its acquisition of Alcon Inc. under the Canadian Competition Act

Global Competition Review is the world's leading antitrust and competition law journal and news service.  The 2011 GCR Awards will be presented on February 4th in Miami, FL.

McMillan congratulates our Competition Group on this well-deserved recognition of the excellent work that they have done over the last year.