Michael Koch


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Michael Koch is a partner in a business law group and the Competition and Foreign Investment Group at Goodmans.

His practice focuses on federal regulatory matters, including competition, communications, foreign investment and copyright law, in both transactions and litigation.

Michael assists financial and strategic investors - both domestic and foreign - in completing mergers and acquisitions, advises and represents telecommunications and media companies in navigating Canada’s regulatory framework and before tribunals (e.g., the CRTC, Copyright Board of Canada and Competition Tribunal), and advocates on behalf of targets of government-initiated investigations and proceedings brought by the Competition Bureau. Michael also appears before the courts on reviews of, and appeals from, decisions of these bodies.

Michael is recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada in the areas of telecommunications by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Featured Work

Michael’s representative work includes acting for:
Competition Litigation
  • Vancouver Airport Authority in the defense of a landmark abuse of dominance application before the Competition Tribunal
  • Trader Corp. in private litigation before the Competition Tribunal
  • Comwave Networks Inc. in the defence of a deceptive marketing inquiry concerning advertising claims of their Internet and home phone services
Investment Canada Act Approvals
Competition Act Clearances


Professional Involvement

Michael writes and speaks frequently for the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and University of Toronto on competition law, administrative law, communications regulation and copyright law, and is a past Chair of the Canada Bar Association’s Competition Section’s Unilateral Practices Committee.

Community Involvement

Michael is a proud kidney donor and serves as an ambassador for Renewal to promote live kidney donation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canada Bar Association
  • American Bar Association