Bradley Schneider

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Bradley Schneider

Bradley Schneider

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Biography

Brad Schneider practises corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters, as well as competition law. He has extensive experience assisting clients with a wide range of matters, including advising on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and project work in the oil and gas and energy infrastructure industries. Mr. Schneider’s practice also consists of drafting and negotiating all types of commercial contracts.  

In 2016 / 2017 Mr. Schneider was seconded to the firm's Sydney, Australia, office where he was a member of the private equity / private M&A group and assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia-Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

In his competition law practice, Mr. Schneider frequently acts for large regional, national and international clients regarding merger control. In particular, he prepares and files with the Canadian Competition Bureau applications for merger approval under the Competition Act and prepares and files with the Canadian Minister of Industry applications for review pursuant to the Investment Canada Act. He also regularly advises clients on compliance with Canada’s Competition Act, including matters relating to bid-rigging, abuse of dominance and price maintenance.


Professional experience

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J.D., Western University, 2008
B.B.A., University of Regina, 2005

  • Alberta 2009

Corporate / M&A:

Mr. Schneider has acted for the following clients recently:

  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. on its US $2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands' global battery and lighting business.
  • Kenan Advantage Group, the largest liquid bulk transportation services provider to the North American fuels, chemicals and merchant gas end markets, in its acquisition of the RTL Westcan Group, a leading hauler of dry and liquid bulk commodities in Western and Northern Canada, and various subsequent tuck-in acquisitions across Canada
  • Accenture plc on its acquisition of Redcore, an Australian-based consulting company specializing in providing identity and access management services as well as security services for cloud, network management, public key infrastructure, cyber defence, applications and the Internet of Things
  • CBRE Group on its acquisition of Aurora Projects, an Australian-based healthcare and education project management advisory company
  • PGGM, a Dutch pension fund, on its partnership with Macquarie Group and Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Glencore's railway assets in Australia for A$1.14 billion

Competition / Anti-Trust:

Mr. Schneider has acted for the following clients recently:

  • CH2M Hill on its US$2.85 billion sale to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • Tesco Corporation on its US$216 million sale to Nabors Industries Ltd.
  • PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil and gas company, in its C$5.8 billion acquisition of Progress Energy, the first transaction assessed in the development of Canada’s new guidelines on state-owned enterprises
  • Provident Energy Ltd. on its C$3.2 billion sale to Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Crescent Point Energy Corp. on its C$1.5 billion acquisition of Legacy Oil & Gas Inc., C. $1.1 billion acquisition of CanEra Energy Corp. and C$611 million acquisition of Wild Stream Exploration Inc.
  • Acritas Stars 2019 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer" 

Competition Law Economics

This Practice Note discusses key economic concepts relevant in Canadian competition law, including market definition, market power, how market shares are calculated, barriers to entry, efficiencies and how market effects are assessed for those sections of the Competition Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-34 that include market effects tests. This note outlines these concepts to assist counsel in assessing whether any significant issues may arise under the merger, civil competitor collaboration, abuse of dominance or price maintenance sections of the Competition Act, among others.

Part 1: Sandbagging in M&A – negotiating strategies

Part 2: Sandbagging in M&A – is silence truly golden?

Part 3: Sandbagging in M&A – sandbagging around the world

 

  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Past volunteer, Calgary Stampede - Western Legacy Awards Committee
  • Past volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance

 


Knowledge

Pharmaceutical Antitrust

Publication | May 2018