TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada's leading law firms, would like to congratulate Partner Randall Hofley on being named General Counsel and Senior Enforcement Advisor at the Competition Bureau Legal Services (CBLS).
Randall, a Partner in Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, will join CBLS for a two-year term, effective immediately. He will remain a Partner at the Firm but will be on leave under the Government of Canada's Interchange Program.
"This is an outstanding achievement for Randall and a great opportunity for all involved," said Brock Gibson, Chair of Blakes. "Business regulation is increasingly important in Canada and around the world. Randall's appointment will allow him to benefit from the Bureau's expertise in this regard, while bringing his years of experience and judgment to the post."
As a Blakes Partner, Randall is consistently ranked as a leading competition lawyer and litigator in Canada. He has worked on many high-profile competition law matters, substantially influencing competition laws and policies.
In 2005-06 Randall served as special counsel to the Commissioner of Competition.
"We are pleased to support the Government of Canada's Interchange Program" said Brian Facey, Chair of Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. "Randall's appointment will also help further the development of competition law and enforcement in Canada, and the experience and insights he will gain serving in this role will greatly benefit the Firm and our clients upon his return."
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing, along with associated offices in Al-Khobar and Riyadh. Thanks to our clients, in 2017, Blakes was once again ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas' Canadian Law Firm Index. This is the third time we have received this recognition. We were also named Canada Law Firm of the Year in the Who's Who Legal Awards for the ninth consecutive year and remain the top-ranked Canadian firm in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, we are recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received seven times since 2008.
SOURCE Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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