Kevin Wright is an experienced competition law and class action defence lawyer.

In his 25 year career, he has covered all aspects of competition law from complex international and national cartel (price fixing) investigations and defence of criminal charges: merger clearance, abuse of dominance investigations, advice on marketing and distribution practices and compliance programs. He has acted in two of the six fully litigated merger cases before the Competition Tribunal, including an appearance in the Supreme Court of Canada and the successful defence of vendors against the proposed dissolution of a ‎merger. While on a secondment early in his career, he was involved in significant merger cases before the European Commission and in the United States. 

Kevin has been lead counsel in the defence of over 30 class actions across the country. His class action experience covers a variety of industries, including automotive, technology, manufacturing, electronics, transportation services, food and petroleum.  

He has acted in other regulatory proceedings and civil litigation including intellectual property disputes, and appearances before regulatory agencies and a utilities commission.

Kevin has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association National Competition Law Section throughout his career.  He currently serves as a Vice-Chair of its International Committee. He has served in the past as Chair of its Legislation and Policy, Economics and Law, Mergers and Criminal Matters Committees.

He has spoken and lectured on competition law, class actions and intellectual property law to professional and business audiences on various occasions.

For eight years, Kevin has been an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law where he teaches competition law.