Justine Johnston
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4155

Justine is an Associate in the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, which is widely regarded as the leading competition and foreign investment practice in Canada. She advises on all aspects of competition law, including domestic and multinational mergers and acquisitions, abuse of dominance and other reviewable practices, criminal and civil investigations, and compliance matters. She has experience advising clients on electronic discovery and information governance in connection with SIRs and section 11 orders.

Justine also provides advice on foreign investment review under the Investment Canada Act.

Justine has advised on a number of high-profile mergers in a variety of Canada's key industries, including agriculture, construction and manufacturing, health care and pharmaceutical, grocery, retail and consumer products, and technology.


Justine has advised on the following recent representative transactions:

  • Essilor International S.A. in connection with its €46-billion combination with Luxottica Group S.p.A.

  • Bass Pro Group in connection with its US$5.5-billion acquisition of Cabela's

  • Syngenta AG in Canada in connection with its US$43-billion indirect acquisition by an affiliate of ChemChina