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Navin Joneja

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

  • 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 proposed 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.

  • 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:

  • Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyer - 2016 and 2020 (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • 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 (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 (Competition/Antitrust) (Described as “an outstanding analytical thinker – deeply competent with respect to agency strategy”.)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyers (Described as “very confident” and providing “great client service, practical and very timely advice”.)

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

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

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Competition)

  • 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)
Professional Activities

Serves on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's National Competition Law Section 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: Bureau offers guidance on efficiencies analysis
    Interviewed by Dale Smith, Law Times, September 17, 2018.
  • Quoted: Canada clears Superior Plus / Canwest Propane on efficiencies
    Article by Sonya Lalli, Global Competition Review, October 3, 2017.
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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