Subrata Bhattacharjee

PartnerBorden Ladner Gervais LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Commercial;

Subrata is a partner in BLG's Toronto office and National Vice Chair of its Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group. He has consistently been recognized as one of Canada's leading competition/antitrust lawyers in international and domestic peer review surveys.

Subrata is a partner in BLG's Toronto office and National Vice Chair of its Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group. He has consistently been recognized as one of Canada's leading competition/antitrust lawyers in international and domestic peer review surveys.
 
Subrata focuses his practice on all aspects of competition/antitrust law, foreign investment law and regulatory litigation, including quasi-criminal and constitutional matters. He routinely provides counsel on major international and domestic cartel investigations, merger clearance and other contentious and compliance matters under the Canadian Competition Act. Subrata carries on an extensive foreign investment practice and advises non-Canadian investors on Canadian foreign investment issues under the Investment Canada Act and other federal policies/legislation relevant to state-owned enterprises. He has appeared as counsel in all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.
 
Subrata is actively involved in BLG's International Business practice with particular emphasis on east and south Asia. He also provides high-level advice on government relations, regulatory strategy and policy issues.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in E.U. Law, King's College London, 1996
  • Fox Scholar, Middle Temple, London, U.K., 1995
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1993
  • Dalhousie University, B.A., 1990
  • Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 1989

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1995

Experience

  • Cartel Defence/Competition Class Actions: LIBOR, air cargo, automotive components, retail gas, LED traffic lights, lithium batteries, optical disk drives, automobile importation and air passenger cases
  • Mergers: Google/Arris, Danaher/Beckman Coulter, AGF Financial/B2B, Lions Gate/Icahn Group, Philip Morris International/Rothman's, Teck/Aur Resources, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)/Primewest and Phelps Dodge/Inco/Falconbridge

Associations

  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Chair, Competition Law & Policy Committee)
  • American Bar Association (including Co-Chair, Committee Operations, Antitrust Law Section)
  • Non-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network — ICN Cartel Working Group (SG1 and SG2)

Awards & Honours

  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers (Competition Law), 2013-2014
  • Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Competition/Antitrust), 2013-2014
  • Who's Who Legal Canada (Competition Law), 2013
  • Euromoney's Expert Guides (Competition and Anti-Trust), 2013
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Competition Law), 2012-2013
  • Lawyer of the Year (Male), South Asian Bar Association, 2009
  • World’s Top 40 Under 40 Competition Lawyers, Global Competition Review, 2008
  • Lexpert Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40, 2006