R. Jay Holsten

Partner at Torys LLP

R. Jay Holsten

R. Jay Holsten

Partner at Torys LLP

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Jay Holsten is a senior partner in Torys’ Competition and Antitrust Practice Group. His practice is focused on complex merger review and the competition law aspects of other strategic business arrangements for clients such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Brookfield, Cameco, Loblaws, Pfizer, National Bank, and TD Bank. Recent sectoral experience includes agriculture, telecommunications, insurance, retail, steel, energy and natural resources, and media. Jay has developed particular expertise in the Canadian financial services sector, in which he has been involved in most of the significant M&A transactions over the past 10 years, and the pharmaceutical sector, where he advises numerous pharma and biotech clients on a broad range of antitrust issues. Jay also regularly advises clients in connection with cartel matters, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices, marketing and distribution arrangements, and antitrust compliance issues.

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Education
LLB, Gold Medal
Class of 1983

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, sometimes colloquially known as U of O Law, is the law school of the University of Ottawa, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The University of Ottawa Law School is one of Canada's most influential, having produced lawyers throughout French and English Canada since the 1950s. It is divided into two sections: a civil law and a common law section. The faculty is very highly rated and maintains close links with the legal community in both Quebec, Ontario and abroad.

BA
Class of 1979

Carleton College, a non-denominational institution, was founded in 1942 at the height of the Second World War by the Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning. It was originally located in a rented building and only offered night courses in public administration and introductory university subjects. When the war ended in 1945, the College began expanding to meet the needs of veterans coming home. The Faculty of Arts and Science was established, which included courses in journalism and first-year engineering.

Memberships
Member, Business Law Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. it has a considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Member, National Competition Law Section
Current

Canadian Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization which was formed in 1896, and incorporated by a Special Act of Parliament on April 15, 1921. Today, the Association represents some 37,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.

Career History
Partner
Current

Torys LLP provides legal services. It is an international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. The firm works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and major litigation matters. It was founded in 1941.

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Mattamy Homes Ltd. purchases Monarch Development Corp. from Taylor Morrison Home Corp.

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The Bank of Nova Scotia purchases Canadian Tire Financial Services Ltd. from Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. purchases Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

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