Jason regularly provides strategic advice to domestic and foreign firms involved in merger and joint venture transactions, including providing risk assessments and navigating reviews through the Canadian Competition Bureau. He also provides advice in respect of strategic alliances, unilateral conduct, cartel investigations and compliance matters. Jason has been involved in the negotiation of complex remedies and orders with the Competition Bureau and before the Competition Tribunal in the context of both mergers and cartel investigations. Jason also advises clients with respect to misleading advertising and unfair competition practices.
Jason advises foreign purchasers and Canadian vendors under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and represents clients before the Investment Review Division of Industry Canada and the Cultural Sector Investment Review branch of Canadian Heritage. He has negotiated undertakings in a wide range of industries to secure "net benefit to Canada" determinations, the standard necessary for reviewable investments to be completed under the ICA.
Before joining Blakes, Jason practised in the Brussels office of a leading international law firm.