John F. Rook Q.C.: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

John F. Rook Q.C.

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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  • Class Action Litigation
  • Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
  • Commercial Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.777.4885
Fax: 416.863.1716
University Queen's University, B.A., with honours, 1968
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, LL.B., 1971
Admitted1973, Ontario

John Rook is recognized by Chambers Global as "among the most sought-after competition litigators in Canada" and has appeared before the courts of a number of provinces, the federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the National Energy Board, the Manitoba Public Utilities Board and the Ontario Energy Board, among others.

John acts as counsel in in commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, negligence and product liability claims, claims for breach of fiduciary duties as well as various administrative law proceedings.

John is also active as counsel in both civil and criminal proceedings under the Competition Act in class actions as well as other specialized administrative and regulatory matters, including securities, telecommunications and energy law disputes.

He writes extensively in his areas of expertise and is a frequent speaker.

In the community, John is a director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Endowment Foundation and Chair of the Board of the St. Andrew's College Foundation.





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Canada's Supreme Court Opens the Door to Indirect Purchaser Class Actions
Emrys Davis,Michael A. Eizenga,John F. Rook, November 6, 2013
On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released three decisions which many commentators had predicted would be the most critical antitrust class action decisions in recent memory. The Supreme Court did not disappoint. In summary, the decisions permit indirect purchasers to claim for...

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John F. Rook Q.C.

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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