Navin Joneja
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2352

Navin is a Partner in the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, widely regarded as Canada's preeminent competition law practice. Consistently ranked as a leading competition law practitioner, Navin is recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as an "outstanding analytical thinker" who is "deeply competent with respect to agency strategy." He provides strategic and timely advice on all aspects of competition and foreign investment law in Canada.

Navin's clients rely on him for advice on domestic and multinational mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, cartels, abuse of dominance investigations, class actions and compliance programs. He is considered an expert on Canada's foreign investment laws and regulations, including those pertaining to national security and state-owned enterprises.

Prior to joining Blakes in 2003, Navin practised with a multinational law firm in Washington, D.C., for several years.


Navin has advised on numerous high-profile competition and foreign investment matters including:

  • GlaxoSmithKline in respect of the Canadian antitrust aspects of its consumer health-care, vaccines and oncology transactions with Novartis

  • Standard Life in connection with its C$4-billion acquisition by Manulife

  • Superior Plus Corp. in connection with its C$324-million acquisition of Canexus Corporation

  • Deutsche Bank AG in connection with the C$580-million sale of its Fairview Container Terminal to Dubai Ports World

  • Representation of Visa Inc. in connection with Canadian competition law matters

  • Maple Group Acquisition Corporation, as co-counsel, in connection with its acquisition of TMX Group Inc. on a transaction valued at C$3.7-billion

  • Merck & Co., Inc. with respect to its US$41.1-billion merger with Schering-Plough Corporation

  • Continental Airlines on its US$6.2-billion merger with United Airlines

  • Smith International, Inc. with respect to its US$12-billion merger with Schlumberger Limited

  • Bell Canada Enterprises in connection with its C$57.1-billion sale to a group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

  • XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. with respect to its US$13-billion merger with Sirius Satellite Inc.

Navin is continuously recognized as a leading competition law practitioner in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Competition / Antitrust Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 Competition

  • Acritas Stars 2016: Independently Rated Lawyers (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Competition Law)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business ("Navin is an outstanding analytical thinker - deeply competent with respect to agency strategy.")

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Competition/Antitrust)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers

  • The Legal 500 Canada (Recommended - Competition and Antitrust)

  • Global Competition Review (Named one of the top "40 Under 40" competition lawyers worldwide in 2012)
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Interviewed: Citing Efficiencies, Canada Supreme Court Allows Landfill Merger
Interviewed by Harry Phillips, Global Competition Review, The European Antitrust Review 2015, London, UK, January 22, 2015.
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