Imran Ahmad: Lawyer with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Imran Ahmad

Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416 860 6578

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
Law SchoolUniversity of Sherbrooke, D.E.S.S., Common Law, 2005; Universite de Montreal, LL.B., 2005; University of Ottawa, LL.M., Competition Law, 2007
Admitted2008, Ontario; 2008, Alberta

Imran Ahmad practises in the firm's Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. His practice encompasses a wide range of competition and foreign investment matters. Imran regularly advises both Canadian and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures, and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.

Imran advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act, as well as on potentially anti-competitive business practices, including abuse of dominance, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal matters. He also provides advice concerning corporate competition law compliance programs, product regulation and marketing/advertising law matters.

Prior to his call to the bar, Imran was a political advisor to Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret'd), Senator, and clerked for Justice Edmond P. Blanchard at the Federal Court of Canada and Competition Tribunal in Ottawa.

Imran holds the position of Vice-President (French) for the Liberal Party of Canada and acts as legal counsel on a pro bono basis for the Child Soldier Initiative, a program housed at Dalhousie University that seeks to eliminate the use of child soldiers throughout the world. Imran has also been involved in the Ontario Bar Association's Law Day Elementary School Mock Trial Program for several years.

In June of 2012, Imran was appointed, for a two year term, as the co-editor of Recent Developments, a publication by the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section's Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee.

Imran is fluent in English, French and Urdu/Hindi.


· Canadian Bar Association

· Ontario Bar Association

· American Bar Association (Antitrust)

· International Bar Association (Antitrust)

· Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario

· Toronto Board of Trade

· Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Industry Canada Blocks Sale of Allstream Due to National Security Concerns

Say What? Court Dismisses False and Misleading Advertising Allegations in Rogers/Chatr Case

Going the Extra Mile: Competition Bureau Obtains Consent Agreements From Hyundai and Kia for Inaccurate Fuel Consumption Claims

Buy Now, Pay (More) Later! Competition Bureau Alleges Retailers' "Buy Now, Pay Later" Promotion Misled Consumers

CRTC Approves Bell-Astral Merger and Catches a Glimpse of the Future of Consolidation and Concentration

Whistleblowing Initiative Announced by the Commissioner of Competition

Proposed Changes to Canada's Foreign Investment Rules Create More Uncertainty for State-Owned Investors

Water Heater Companies in Hot Water: Competition Bureau Seeks $25 Million Administrative Monetary Penalties

Open for Business, But Not for Sale: Canada Announces New Guidelines and Limits for Investments by State-Owned Enterprises

The New Abuse of Dominance Guidelines - One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Supreme Court of Canada's Impression of Misleading Advertising "General Impression" Test

New Conspiracy Provisions Claim First Victims

Investment Canada Act Undertakings Cast in Steel

Chris Hersh and Imran Ahmad Co-author Canada Chapter for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2012

The Cassels Brock Report - November 2011

Untruth in Advertising: Competition Bureau Cracks Down on Misleading Advertising

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

· Board of Directors, Common Ground Co-Operative

· Provides pro bono legal services to the Child Soldier Initiative


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The Clock is Ticking: Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Coming into Force in Less Than a Month
Imran Ahmad,Bernice Karn, June 17, 2014
The clock is quickly ticking to July 1, 2014, when one of the most stringent anti-spam laws in the world will come into force. To educate businesses about the new legislation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissioner (the “CRTC”) recently held a number of...

Bureau Clears Loblaw/Shoppers Deal - But Investigating Loblaw’s Relationships with Suppliers
Imran Ahmad,Chris Hersh, March 28, 2014
On March 21, 2014, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) announced that it had entered into a Consent Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) regarding its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (“Shoppers”). The...

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Coming Into Force in 2014: Are You Ready?
Imran Ahmad,Chris Hersh,Bernice Karn,Chad Matheson, December 6, 2013
Yesterday, the Minister of Industry announced that the bulk of Canada’s anti-spam law (“CASL”) will come into force on July 1, 2014, while the remaining provisions will be gradually phased-in by 2017. Subject to limited exceptions, CASL prohibits businesses from sending commercial...

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Imran Ahmad

40 King Street West
TorontoON M5H 3C2


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