William Wu 

William Wu

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

t: 416.865.7187
e: william.wu@mcmillan.ca

overview

Bill is an associate practicing in the Competition and Antitrust Group. His practice covers all areas of competition law, including merger reviews, supplementary information requests, competition litigation, internal investigations, and cartel defence. In addition, Bill advises clients on compliance issues related to federal and provincial marketing, advertising and consumer protection matters.

Bill joined McMillan as a summer student in 2013, and returned to complete his articles in 2015. Bill subsequently practiced competition law in another prominent Canadian national law firm before returning to McMillan in 2018. He received his J.D./M.A. Economics at the University of Toronto. He is an active member of the leadership of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and has volunteered to assist with a variety of competition law and policy related matters in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. Bill is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.  

Representative Matters

  • Acting as Canadian counsel for Raytheon Company in its all-stock merger of equals with United Technologies Corporation
  • Acted for Thoma Bravo in its acquisition of Aucerna and the negotiated divestiture of the oil and gas reserve software product, which is the first merger challenge since the appointment of the new Commissioner of Competition earlier in 2019
  • Acted as Canadian counsel for ABB Ltd. in its US$2.6 billion acquisition of General Electric Industrial Solutions
  • Acted for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in its US$36 billion merger of equals with Agrium Inc.
  • Acted for Canexus Corporation in its C$900 million acquisition by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund
  • Acted for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in its C$3.9 billion acquisition by BCE Inc.
  • Acted for Lowe’s Companies in its C$3.2 billion acquisition of Rona Inc.
  • Acted for Hertz and Dollar Thrifty in the Competition Bureau investigation of alleged advertising practices
  • Acted for Hudson’s Bay Company in the Competition Bureau investigation of alleged misleading advertising practices relating to mattresses

Presentations

Antitrust in the Labour Market
Anticompetitive Effects of Horizontal Shareholding

Publications

YVR Makes Safe Landing: Competition Bureau Abuse of Dominance Case against the Vancouver Airport Authority is Dismissed
Canadian National Security Reviews: 10 Takeaways

News

McMillan Highlighted in both Lexpert's Top 10 Deals and Top 10 Business Decisions

Education

  • University of British Columbia, B.A. Honours Economics - 2010
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Joint J.D./M.A. Economics - 2014

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2015

Practices

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

Industries

automotive
oil and gas
pharmaceuticals
retail
telecommunications
waste treatment

Directorships and Professional Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association  (Chair Economics and Law Committee, Competition Law Section, 2017-present)
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers 
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Bill is an associate practicing in the Competition and Antitrust Group. His practice covers all areas of competition law, including merger reviews, supplementary information requests, competition litigation, internal investigations, and cartel defence. In addition, Bill advises clients on compliance issues related to federal and provincial marketing, advertising and consumer protection matters.

Bill joined McMillan as a summer student in 2013, and returned to complete his articles in 2015. Bill subsequently practiced competition law in another prominent Canadian national law firm before returning to McMillan in 2018. He received his J.D./M.A. Economics at the University of Toronto. He is an active member of the leadership of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section and has volunteered to assist with a variety of competition law and policy related matters in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. Bill is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.  

  • Acting as Canadian counsel for Raytheon Company in its all-stock merger of equals with United Technologies Corporation
  • Acted for Thoma Bravo in its acquisition of Aucerna and the negotiated divestiture of the oil and gas reserve software product, which is the first merger challenge since the appointment of the new Commissioner of Competition earlier in 2019
  • Acted as Canadian counsel for ABB Ltd. in its US$2.6 billion acquisition of General Electric Industrial Solutions
  • Acted for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in its US$36 billion merger of equals with Agrium Inc.
  • Acted for Canexus Corporation in its C$900 million acquisition by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund
  • Acted for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in its C$3.9 billion acquisition by BCE Inc.
  • Acted for Lowe’s Companies in its C$3.2 billion acquisition of Rona Inc.
  • Acted for Hertz and Dollar Thrifty in the Competition Bureau investigation of alleged advertising practices
  • Acted for Hudson’s Bay Company in the Competition Bureau investigation of alleged misleading advertising practices relating to mattresses
December 2018
Antitrust in the Labour Market
Canadian Bar Association – Teleseminar
December 2017
Anticompetitive Effects of Horizontal Shareholding
Canadian Bar Association – Teleseminar