Cal Goldman is chair of Goodmans’ competition, antitrust and foreign investment group. His practice focuses on all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international matters before the Competition Bureau as well as foreign investment reviews before Investment Canada. Over the years and in recent years, Cal has acted as counsel in a number of leading competition law and foreign investment review cases in Canada.
Cal is a former Director (since renamed Commissioner) of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government and a former Vice Chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. Subsequently, in the 1990s, he successfully represented the Attorney General of Canada as special counsel in the appellate proceedings (which included the Supreme Court of Canada) on the constitutional validity of Section 45 (the cartel provision) of the Competition Act. Cal was the first appointee to the Soloway Chair of Business and Trade Law, University of Ottawa.
Cal is co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on the International Competition Network. He is also on the Executive of the Competition Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. He is co-chair of the Future of Competition Law Standards Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law (ABA SAL). From 2017 to 2019 he was co-chair of the National Interest and Competition Law Task Force of the ABA SAL. In 2013–2015, Cal was co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA SAL. Before that, he held other leadership positions in the ABA SAL. He is also a former chair of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Cal is highly recognised globally as a leading competition lawyer in a number of well-known Canadian and international legal publications.