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Navin Joneja

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

  • Secure Energy Services Inc. on its C$2.3-billion enterprise value merger with Tervita Corporation before the Competition Bureau, Competition Tribunal and Federal Court of Appeal

  • Fitbit, Inc. on its proposed US$2.1-billion purchase by Google LLC

  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated on its US$7.6-billion purchase of Bayer AG’s animal health business

  • Harris Corporation on its US$34-billion merger with L3 Technologies, Inc.

  • Sappi Canada Enterprises Inc. on its acquisition of Rayonier A.M. Canada Enterprises Inc.’s pulp mill and related assets in Quebec

  • Praxair Inc. in connection with its US$33.9-billion combination with Linde AG

  • Superior Plus Corp. in connection with its C$412-million acquisition of the retail propane business of Gibson Energy Inc.

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its US$9.7-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • General Electric Company on its C$11.1-billion merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec Corporation

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its joint venture with Pfizer Inc. to create a combined consumer healthcare company with global sales of approximately US$12.7-billion

  • 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 proposed 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.

Awards & Recognition

Navin is continuously recognized as a leading competition law practitioner in the most recent editions of the most prominent ranking publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2021-2022 (Competition / Antitrust Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Recommended - Competition and Antitrust)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2020 (Competition) (Most Highly Regarded - Navin Joneja is distinguished as “highly intellectual with tremendously strong expertise in competition law”.)

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition 2018 (Recommended as an “expert in Canadian competition law with an excellent approach to clients”.)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Competition/Antitrust) (Clients praise Navin Joneja's "clear, concise and pragmatic advice and good cross-jurisdictional context".)

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Competition/Antitrust) (Described as “an outstanding analytical thinker – deeply competent with respect to agency strategy”.)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Repeatedly Recommended - Competition Law)

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

  • Global Competition Review (Named one of the top “40 Under 40” competition lawyers worldwide in 2012)
Professional Activities

Navin is the immediate past chair of the Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past chair of the Section's Legislation and Public Policy and Competition Litigation Committees.

Has authored numerous publications on competition law and foreign investment, including with respect to international cooperation in mergers, monopolization and cartel investigations, the interface between intellectual property and competition, and competition and international trade matters.

Taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and has previously been retained by the Canadian Competition Bureau to provide advice on the Canadian competition law regime.

Media Activities
  • Quoted: Relief measures give federal government more time to review foreign takeovers for national security issues
    Interviewed by Christine Dobby, The Global and Mail, August 9, 2020.
  • Speaker: The Moving Landscape of Foreign Investments in the Time of COVID-19
    Episode 7, Blakes Continuity Podcast, June 5, 2020.
Admitted to the New York State Bar - 2000
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1998
LL.M. International Legal Studies, New York University - 1999
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1996
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