Elad Gafni Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2010 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0227

Fax: +1 613-788-3508

Email: elad.gafni@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Elad Gafni

Elad Gafni is an associate in the Gowling WLG Ottawa office, practising primarily in the areas of competition law and administrative law.  

In the area of competition law, Elad has successfully advised and represented clients on merger-related issues, including pre-notification filings under the Competition Act and the Canada Transportation Act, in a wide range of industries including oil and gas, food services, and transportation. He has advised clients in relation to the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act, and assisted 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

Elad has also assisted clients, including industry and trade associations, with developing and implementing competition law compliance policies. As part of his client work he has:

  • Assisted various organizations, including a trade association and waste disposal company, in responding to requests for voluntary disclosure and s. 11 production orders from the Competition Bureau.
     
  • Advised a large multinational chemicals company on competition law compliance matters relating to competitor collaborations.
     

  • Represented a trade association in litigation with the Competition Bureau relating to allegations of false and misleading advertising.
     

Prior to completing his law degree in 2009, Elad obtained a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto in 2005, and worked for a not-for-profit economics research institute in Ottawa.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2010

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2010
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2009

    • Education
      2009
      University of Ottawa, LLB (Cum Laude)
  • 2005

    • Education
      2005
      University of Toronto, MA, Economics
  • 2003

    • Education
      2003
      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.

Client work