The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, Q.C. is a dynamic Toronto-based law firm led by principal Cal Goldman, whose accomplished career puts him in a uniquely qualified position to advise and act in all areas of Canadian competition, antitrust and foreign investment law. His practice encompasses Canadian and international matters before the Competition Bureau, as well as foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act. Cal has acted as counsel in a number of leading competition law and foreign investment review cases in Canada, including competition cases before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Most recently, Cal was Co-Chair of the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group at Goodmans LLP. He is a former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government and a former Vice Chair of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. From 2019 to August 2021, he was Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section Task Force on the Future of Competition Law Standards, which delivered two substantial Reports to the Section’s Council in August 2020 and August 2021 on evolving antitrust thinking and enforcement issues. In 2020-21, Cal also was Co-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Competition Commission’s Working Group on Competition Policy and Economic Recovery. He is currently a Special Advisor to the Business at OECD Competition Committee (BIAC), a member of the C. D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council, he is on the Binational Panels Roster under the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement, and serves as Co-Editor of the Foreign
Investment Regulation Review text. In addition, Cal is a former Chair of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Cal’s law firm includes Richard Taylor as Senior Competition Analyst and Case Manager. Richard was Deputy Commissioner of the Competition Bureau for 15 years, which followed many years as a Bureau official. His broad experience included responsibility for the enforcement of the merger, abuse of dominance and criminal provisions of the Competition Act.
Cal also works on various cases with Nicholas Cartel, with whose law firm Cal shares space. Nick has a Ph.D and was formerly in the federal Justice Department advising the Competition Bureau. Subsequently, Nick worked with Cal when Cal was Chair of the Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group at Goodmans LLP, before establishing his litigation law firm. Nick’s practice includes competition law, other regulatory matters and class actions.
Cal continues to be widely recognized globally as a leading competition and foreign investment review lawyer in numerous directories and guides, including: