Kevin Wright practises in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on competition law and class action defence.

He has spent his entire career with the firm in Canada except for a leave of absence in 2000, when he worked with a prominent Washington, D.C.-based firm devoting his time exclusively to matters involving U.S. and European antitrust and competition laws.

Kevin has advised and acted for public institutions, trade associations, individuals and businesses on competition law issues involving international and domestic cartel (price fixing) investigations, class action defence and other private actions under the Competition Act, acquisitions, pre-notification merger filings, commercial agreements, complaints to the Competition Bureau, the design and implementation of compliance programs, and marketing and trade practices.

He has appeared before various courts and tribunals, including the Competition Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Canada, in competition law cases. He has acted in two out of the six fully contested mergers cases heard by the Competition Tribunal since the 1986 amendments to the merger provisions of the Competition Act. That includes successfully defending the former shareholders of Complete Environment Inc. against a proposed dissolution of the merger in the CCS/Tervita case decided in May 2012.

His intellectual property experience includes litigation of disputes involving patents, trade-marks and copyrights. 

Kevin is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association National Competition Law Section and currently is the Chair of its Legislation and Policy Committee. He has served in the past as Chair of its Economics and Law, Mergers and Criminal Matters Committees.

He has had the opportunity to speak and present papers about competition law and intellectual property law to professional and business audiences on various occasions.

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

Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1990, obtaining the gold medal in honours economics. He then studied law at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with honours in 1993.