Year called to bar: 1998 (Barrister, England and Wales); 2001 (Kenya); 2006 (Solicitor, England and Wales); 2004 (AB)
Rujuta Patel practises business and competition law. Rujuta advises on private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings of multinational and Canadian organizations, and a variety of commercial matters. She advises on all types of commercial contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, project documentation, supply agreements, service agreements, procurement documentation, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements. She is also an English solicitor and advises on international commercial transactions. Rujuta also advises on competition matters and foreign investment review matters. She has extensive experience in representing clients from a wide range of industries on competition matters and obtaining merger approvals, including those involved in the energy, infrastructure, resources, cannabis, food and agriculture, construction, transport and real estate industries. She also advises clients on structuring their business arrangements to ensure compliance with Canadian competition legislation. She has represented foreign investors from various countries in obtaining approvals for their investments under the Investment Canada Act. Rujuta has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in the field of Competition/Antitrust Law.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.
Encana Corporation completed the sale of certain Clearwater assets, located in southern and central Alberta, to Ember Resources Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $605 million, before adjustments.