Donald Houston maintains a competition practice which includes defending criminal prosecutions, civil cases before the Competition Tribunal and private actions (including class actions) in the Courts. He has frequently represented the Commissioner of Competition in the Tribunal and before the Courts. Donald also assists clients by counselling on the competition aspects of business transactions and by making representations to the Bureau in mergers and other matters. He is widely recognized as one of Canada?s leading practitioners in competition law and litigation, with over 25 years? experience in effectively representing clients on a variety of matters. Donald is the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association?s National Competition Law Section.