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Former Competition Bureau Pecman head to join Fasken

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 11:41 AM | By John Chunn

John Pecman, the former Commissioner of Competition, leading the Competition Bureau Canada from 2013 to 2018, will join Fasken’s antitrust/competition and marketing group as a senior business adviser in Ontario as of Sept. 1, 2018.

Pecman has worked in every enforcement branch at the Competition Bureau and has held increasingly senior positions since joining the organization in 1984. Under his leadership, the bureau’s enforcement actions have preserved competition in a variety of major areas of the Canadian economy, including the automotive, manufacturing, e-commerce, telecommunications and retail sectors.

Pecman was also a leader in the international competition community as an executive and liaison for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee and the International Competition Network.

“John’s long history at multiple levels of the bureau’s administration, and his economics background, will allow us to provide clients with superior advice,” said Peter Feldberg, firm managing partner. “He has been an investigator, ran cases, developed policy and knows the ins and outs of the bureau — its key people, its thinking and its approach.”

“His deep and practical knowledge of the bureau will be a major asset for our clients on competition matters,” said Huy Do, co-leader of the firm’s antitrust/competition and marketing group. “He not only knows the people and history of the office, but how they approach issues and their rationale for making decisions.”