Imran Ahmad is an associate in the firm’s Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. His practice encompasses a wide range of competition and foreign investment matters. Imran regularly advises both Canadian and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures, and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.
Imran advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act, as well as on potentially anti-competitive business practices, including abuse of dominance, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal matters. He also provides advice concerning corporate competition law compliance programs, product regulation and marketing/advertising law matters.
Prior to his call to the bar, Imran was a political advisor to Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret’d), Senator, and clerked for Justice Edmond P. Blanchard at the Federal Court of Canada and Competition Tribunal in Ottawa.
Imran holds the position of Vice-President (French) for the Liberal Party of Canada and sits on the board of directors of Common Ground Co-Operative, a not-for-profit organization providing business training to individuals with developmental disabilities. Additionally, he acts as legal counsel on a pro bono basis for the Child Soldier Initiative, a program housed at Dalhousie University that seeks to eliminate the use of child soldiers throughout the world. Imran has also been involved in the Ontario Bar Association’s Law Day Elementary School Mock Trial Program for several years.
In June of 2012, Imran was appointed, for a two year term, as the co-editor of Recent Developments, a publication by the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section's Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee.
Imran is fluent in English, French and Urdu/Hindi.