199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Navin is a partner in the firm’s top-ranked Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, and is among the most highly regarded lawyers practising in these areas in Canada. Navin's clients rely on him for strategic advice on domestic and multinational mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, cartels, abuse of dominance investigations, class actions, and compliance programs. He is also an expert on Canada's foreign investment laws and regulations, including those pertaining to national security and state-owned enterprises. Recent significant matters include Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business; GlaxoSmithKline’s acquisition of Pfizer’s consumer health-care business; Praxair’s merger with Linde; Superior Plus’ acquisition of Can-West Propane; and Visa Inc. in connection with a range of Canadian competition law matters. Navin is the Chair 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. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications.
On February 28, 2019, Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, acquired through a subsidiary all of the issued and outstanding securities of FHF Holdings Ltd. (doing business as “Manitoba Harvest”) from Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (“Compass”) and other shareholders of Manitoba Harvest, by way of a plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporation Act (British Columbia).
On September 5, 2018, Canopy Growth Corp. (Canopy), the largest licensed producer of regulated cannabis in the world, completed its acquisition of Hiku Brands Company Ltd. (Hiku) by way of plan of arrangement (the Arrangement).
On May 1, 2018, Scotiabank announced the completion of its $950 million acquisition of Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. to create the third-largest Canadian active asset manager with $166 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2017).
On December 2, 2016, DP World Limited (DP World) entered into a joint venture with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to create an investment platform focused on investing in ports and terminals globally (excluding the UAE).
On October 3, 2016, Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing activities of CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion (the Acquisition).
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.