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About Cassandra

Cassandra advises on all aspects of competition law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution practices, criminal and civil investigations and compliance, as well as foreign investment transactions under the Investment Canada Act. Her clients span a variety of industries, including energy, mining, technology, pharmaceutical, consumer products, agricultural, telecommunications, transportation, aviation, financial services, manufacturing, automotive and real estate.

She has completed secondments to Coca-Cola Limited, a major international law firm based in London and our New York office.

Cassandra is fluent in French.

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Representative matters of public record in which Cassandra has been involved include:

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s joint-venture interests in Alliance Pipeline, Aux Sable and NRGreen for C$3.1-billion

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$1.468-billion acquisition of TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$688-million acquisition of an additional 14.65% working interest in the Fort Hills Project from Teck Resources Limited

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with Pembina Gas Infrastructure's sale of its 50% interest in the Key Access Pipeline System for C$662.5-million

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$11.4-billion joint venture with KKR & Co. Inc. to merge their western Canadian natural gas processing assets

  • WestJet in connection with its C$5.0-billion acquisition by Onex Corporation

  • The Stars Group Inc. in connection with its announced US$15-billion enterprise value merger of equals with Flutter Entertainment Inc.

  • PayPal Holdings, Inc. on its US$400-million acquisition of Hyperwallet Systems Inc.

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its US$9.7-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • Trican Well Service Ltd. on its C$637-million acquisition of Canyon Services Group Inc.

  • Foster Wheeler AG on its US$3.2-billion acquisition by AMEC

  • Agrium Inc. on its proposed US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its purchase of all of the shares of Canadian Oil Sands Limited valued at C$6.6-billion

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with a series of acquisitions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), as Canadian counsel, on its acquisition of 40% of Glencore Agricultural Products (Glencore Agri), valuing Glencore Agri at US$6.25-billion

  • Holcim Ltd on its divestment of North American cement, ready-mix, aggregates and construction facilities to CRH plc

  • Holcim Ltd on its $50 billion merger with Lafarge S.A.

  • Marine Harvest ASA on its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Grieg Seafood ASA

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its US$650-million acquisition of the cross-border Vantage Pipeline and Mistral Midstream extraction plant from Riverstone Holdings and Mistral Midstream

  • Synthes, Inc. on its US$21.3-billion sale to Johnson & Johnson

  • Continental Airlines on its US$6.2-billion merger with United Airlines

  • Nestlé S.A. in connection with its sale of a 52.5% interest in Alcon, Inc. to Novartis A.G.

  • Nestlé S.A. in connection with its acquisition of Kraft Foods Inc.'s frozen pizza business in the U.S. and Canada for US$3.7-billion

  • Nestlé Professional in connection with its acquisition of Vitality Foodservice Inc.

Awards & Recognition

Cassandra is recognized as a leading competition lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2021–2024 (Competition Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2018–2024 (Competition and Antitrust)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2021–2024 (Competition/Antitrust Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2021–2024 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2021–2024 (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2023

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada – 2021–2023 (Competition)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global (2019–2023: Competition; 2023: Foreign Investment Review)

  • Who's Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders – 2017–2018 (Profiles the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under)
Professional Activities

Cassandra is co-author of Competition and Antitrust Laws in Canada: Mergers, Joint Ventures and Competitor Collaborations and co-author of the Canada chapter of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, Third Edition.

She was also a sessional adjunct professor of competition regulation at Osgoode Hall Law School.

  • Co-author : Canada Chapter
    The Merger Control Review, 14th Edition, Law Business Research, 2023.
  • Co-author : Canada Chapter
    Cartels - Enforcement, Appeals & Damages Actions, 10th Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2022.
  • Co-author : Competition Act: Commentary and Annotation, 2022 Edition
    LexisNexis Canada, December 14, 2021.
  • Co-author : Canada Chapter
    The Merger Control Review, 12th Edition, Law Business Research, pp. 128-138, August 2021.
  • Co-author : Competition and Antitrust Laws in Canada: Mergers, Joint Ventures and Competitor Collaborations, 3rd Edition
    LexisNexis Canada, 2020.
Professional Appearances

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2009
LLB/BCL, McGill University – 2008
BComm, University of Alberta – 2005

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