Nikiforos (Niki) Iatrou is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group in Toronto, Canada. Described by a former Commissioner of Competition as “someone with terrific common sense, very good intuition, and wisdom beyond his years” (Precedent Magazine, 2014), Niki is regarded by Chambers Global and other leading directories as one of Canada’s top competition litigators.
He is routinely retained by Canadian and multinational clients seeking business advice and competition compliance advice or involved in antitrust investigations. He focuses on high-stakes, contentious competition issues, including mergers, criminal cartels, abuses of dominance, false and misleading advertising claims, and competition class actions. He is adept at helping clients navigate complex regulatory investigations, and advocating before courts and administrative agencies on their behalf.
He has been repeatedly recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, and the Global Competition Review as a leader in corporate commercial litigation and competition law and is also featured in Who’s Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders – Partners 2018.
A former clerk for the Court of Appeal of Ontario, Niki frequently speaks at conferences both in Canada and internationally and plays leadership roles in the Canadian and American Bar Associations’ competition law committees. He is widely published, most recently as editor of Litigating Competition Law in Canada (LexisNexis Canada, 2018). The publication focuses on the advice needed to advance or defend competition litigation in Canada and is the only Canadian textbook dedicated to the topic. He also is a co-author, with former Supreme Court of Canada Judge the Hon. Thomas Cromwell and Bryan Finlay QC of Witness Preparation: A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters, 2018), now in its 4th edition.
Niki speaks English French and Greek.