Joshua is a recognized leader in competition/antitrust and foreign investment matters. He is an advisor to companies in the agricultural, consumer products, energy, entertainment, technology and telecommunications industries working closely with the legal and executive teams to address complex business issues.
Joshua has extensive experience completing strategic transactions, working with government officials on regulatory matters, and resolving commercial disputes. He also offers guidance to companies on their pricing and contracting practices, social media and influencer marketing, and relationships with customers, suppliers and competitors.
Joshua has also been at the forefront of advertising law issues in Canada for the past several years as advertising has become increasingly digital. Joshua not only provides advice on major ad campaigns, but represents clients in disputed matters before the courts, the Competition Bureau, Ad Standards Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. Joshua successfully resolved a high-profile dispute with the Competition Bureau in a digital marketing case, including, in a first, obtaining the Bureau’s agreement not to extend the remedy to websites outside of Canada.
As the co-author of Investment Canada Act: Commentary and Annotation, Joshua is frequently called upon to advise on foreign investment matters, including national security reviews.
Before joining Blakes, Joshua worked for several government agencies, including the Competition Bureau - Legal Services Branch, the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario - Constitutional Law Branch, and the Federal Prosecution Service.