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Positions:

Partner, Dentons
Toronto, Canada

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Sandy Walker is Co-Chair of the firm's National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Practice Group. Sandy has extensive experience in competition and antitrust law matters and is recognized as one of the country’s leading Investment Canada Act specialists. Her practice focuses on securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies. She also advises on compliance issues relating to pricing, distribution and trade practices, as well as anticorruption matters under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

Sandy represents clients in an array of diverse industries such as insurance, mining, financial services, oil and gas, automotive, media, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation and retail.

An active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Sandy is Chair of the Mergers Committee, Competition Law Section and is the former Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee. She is also Vice-Chair of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association's International Law Section and an active member of the Antitrust Law Section and regular speaker at ABA, CBA and other conferences.

She has authored numerous articles on competition law and foreign investment review (including state-owned investors), as well as a book on trade law. For several years, Sandy was also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, lecturing on European Union competition and trade.

Education:

  • London School of Economics, LL.M. (with Merit)
  • Queen's University, Honours B.A. (First Class) in Economics and Political Studies
  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • Brussels (Belgium) Capital Region Visiting Scientists Programme award recipient
  • Queen’s University Exchange Scholar at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland)




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