Involved in many of Canada’s highest-profile competition and foreign investment transactions, investigations and reviews, Dany brings seasoned advice and a long history of experience advising on all aspects of competition law and its practical administration to clients in Canada and internationally, including in the developing area of competition policy in big tech and digital innovation.
Dany is co-chair of the firm’s Competition and Foreign Investment Review Practice and advises international and domestic clients on all aspects of competition law and foreign investment matters, including in the area of national security reviews.
Canadian and multinational clients rely on Dany’s advice on all aspects of competition law and foreign investment matters under the Investment Canada Act, including notably acting on the DuPont/Dow merger, the Supreme Court of Canada Tervita efficiencies case, the Interac case (Canadian bank payments system), GE/Honeywell and Rio Tinto/Alcan.
Dany also advises clients in both the private and the public sectors on Middle East investment and capital market matters. He speaks both English and Arabic fluently.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in competition and antitrust|
|2003-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in competition/antitrust|
|2019-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in competition/antitrust law and corporate law|
|2019-2022||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law|
|2018-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer competition law|
|2014-2022||Who’s Who Legal—Global and National leading lawyer in competition|
|2018||Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers|
|2015||Global Competition Review—Dealmaker of the Year|
|2008||Global Competition Review—Top 40 Competition Lawyers Under 40|
|2006||Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40|
Before joining Torys, Dany was a competition law partner at another firm and managing partner of their Middle East offices. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Western Ontario, and has provided testimony on proposed amendments to the Competition Act before the Standing Committee of the Canadian Senate on Banking, Trade and Commerce and on the Investment Canada Act to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
Dany has written and presented extensively on competition and foreign investment topics, including in mainstream media and publications such as the Antitrust Law Journal and Antitrust Magazine. He has served as an associate editor of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Magazine, and is the co-author of Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and The United States (4th edition) for LexisNexis Butterworths (2014). Dany is also the author of a leading foreign investment study - Foreign Direct Investment and the National Interest: A Way Forward, Institute for Research on Public Policy, no. 40, April 2013. He is also a frequent contributor and commentator to print and television media, including the Business News Network, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, CBC, CTV, Canada AM and others.
Dany serves on the boards of Unity Health and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and was appointed by the Government of Canada to serve on the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. He also currently sits on the Toronto Club Committee of Management and is a past president of the Canadian Club of Toronto. A former chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Economics and Law Committee - Competition section, Dany is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association. In addition, he is a fellow of the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Dany is also involved in a variety of social, cultural and charitable initiatives, including co-founding Toronto’s Fast in the 6 event and is the author of the book: "Say Please and Thank You & Stand In Line: One Man's Story of What Makes Canada Special, and How to Keep It that Way" (published by Sutherland House Books).