Dany Assaf’s practice focuses on competition and antitrust, in both domestic and international matters, as well as on foreign investment review.
He acts for Canadian and international clients, advising on all aspects of competition law and foreign investment matters under the Investment Canada Act and has been involved in many of Canada’s highest profile transactions and investigations. Dany has been recognized as a leading expert in the areas of competition law and foreign investment law, including being named as one of the world’s "Top 40 Competition Lawyers Under 40" by Global Competition Review as well as one of Canada’s "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Lexpert magazine.
Dany also has a Middle East and Islamic Finance practice, advising clients in both the private and the public sectors on matters relating to the Middle Eastern markets. He is also a co-founder and instructor of the inaugural Islamic Finance course as part of the Executive Programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
In addition to his practice, Dany has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Western Ontario and has written and presented extensively on competition, foreign investment and Islamic finance topics, including co-authoring Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and The United States (3d edition) for LexisNexis Butterworths (2006), and served as an associate editor of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Magazine. Dany has also provided testimony on proposed amendments to the Competition Act before the Standing Committee of the Canadian Senate on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
Dany is a member of the Board of the Canadian Club of Toronto and represented his prior firm at the Canada-Arab Business Council. He has recently been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is also involved in a variety of social, cultural and charitable initiatives. Dany speaks both English and Arabic fluently.