Elad Gafni Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2010 - Ontario

Primary office:  Ottawa

Elad Gafni

Elad Gafni is a partner in the Gowling WLG Ottawa office, practising primarily in the areas of competition and antitrust law and foreign investment review, including national security.

In the area of competition law, Elad leverages his Master's degree in economics to successfully advise and represent clients on merger-related issues, including pre-notification filings under the Competition Act and the Canada Transportation Act, in a wide range of industries. He also has extensive experience advising clients in relation to the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act, and assisting clients in responding to requests for voluntary disclosures from the Competition Bureau, and to information and document production orders in relation to alleged violations of the Competition Act. In addition, Elad regularly assists clients, including industry and trade associations, with developing and implementing competition law compliance policies.

In the area of foreign investment review, Elad advises clients across a broad range of industries on notification filings, national security reviews, net benefit reviews, and cultural sector reviews under the Investment Canada Act.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2010

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2009

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLB (Cum Laude)
  • 2005

    • Education
      University of Toronto, MA, Economics
  • 2003

    • Education
      Queen's University, BA, Economics, Hons.

Michael Polowin & Elad Gafni, "What's Reasonable? Grounds for Adding Parties", The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law (2010), Volume 4, Series 2d, Issue 24.

"AODA – Are You Ready?", Presentation to the Insurance Institute (Ottawa Chapter), January 31, 2012.

Michael Polowin & Elad Gafni, "The Evolution of Legal Non-Conforming Rights", 4 Digest of Municipal & Planning Law (2d): January 2010.

Elad Gafni & Dr. Andrew Sharpe, "The Diffusion and Adoption of Advanced Technologies in Canada: An Overview of the Issues", Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Research Report 2005-05.