Recognized for "great judgment and good strategic analysis of issues" (Chambers Canada), Emrys Davis is a litigator focusing on complex competition/antitrust issues and class actions. He helps clients comply with Canada’s competition laws and fights for them when they are alleged to have broken them.
Named Benchmark's Competition Litigator of the Year in 2023, Emrys regularly represents clients litigating mergers, responding to criminal and civil investigations, and defending alleged anti-competitive conduct. He has extensive experience working both for and against Canada's Competition Bureau, including as trial counsel to the Commissioner of Competition in his successful abuse of dominance application against the Toronto Real Estate Board and as trial counsel to Videotron as it defeated the Commissioner's 2022 application to block Videotron's $2.85 billion acquisition of Freedom Mobile and Rogers' parallel $26 billion acquisition of Shaw.
What Clients Say
"'Solid litigator' who garners praise from peers as an 'excellent' and 'extremely knowledgeable' practitioner."
In the class action context, Emrys' experience and practical approach to litigation has helped clients achieve favourable results. He has acted for clients in complex, national class actions related to numerous auto parts, audiobooks, lithium ion rechargeable batteries, compressors, cathode ray tubes, optical disk drives, capacitors, resistors, foreign exchange markets, and airfares. Over the last decade, he has litigated some of the most influential price-fixing class actions in Canada, including Godfrey v Toshiba et al, a 2019 Supreme Court of Canada decision that defines the requirements to certify a price-fixing class action under Canada’s Competition Act.
Domestic and international publications recognize Emrys as a future leader in Canada’s competition bar. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Associations’ Bench-Bar Committee on Class Actions, the past-Chair of the Competition Litigation Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Competition Law Section, and a member of the International Bar Association’s editorial board for Competition Law International. Emrys also writes frequently on competition/antitrust issues and class actions.