Lawyer Profile Detail
University of Toronto
Jonathan Bitran is an associate in our Business Law Group in Toronto with a focus on competition/antitrust, foreign investment review and communications law.
A significant portion of his practice consists of acting for clients seeking competition/antitrust and foreign investment review clearances for mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients regarding compliance with the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act, and acts for clients in litigation relating to the Competition Act.
Mr. Bitran also acts for clients on a variety of communications law topics, such as telecommunications, broadcasting, and spectrum management.
Mr. Bitran was called to the bar in Ontario in 2012. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Bitran is also Chair of the Economics and Law Committee of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Mr. Bitran received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2007. He received his JD/MBA from the University of Toronto in 2011. While at the University of Toronto, Mr. Bitran was an active member of the JD/MBA Students’ Association. In 2010, he completed an exchange at the University of Hong Kong.
- acting for Dow Chemical in its merger with DuPont
- acting for Enbridge in its acquisition of Spectra Energy
- acting for Kraft in its merger with Heinz
- acting for Molson Coors in its acquisition of the Miller brands
- acting for Lafarge in its merger with Holcim
- acting for Sun Life in its acquisition of Bentall Kennedy
- acting for Leon's in its acquisition of The Brick
- acting for Agrium in its acquisition of the Viterra assets
- acting for Slate Office REIT in its $430 million acquisition of commercial real estate properties from Fortis
- acting for Emco in its acquisition of Noble
Franchising Country Questions: Canada
Commissioner Successful in Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Abuse Case
Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Law: The 2015 Year in Review
Canadian Competition Bureau Releases Significant Updates to its IP Enforcement Guidelines
Competition Bureau Issues Draft Updated IP Enforcement Guidelines Addressing Pharma Patent Litigation Settlements, Standard Setting and Patent Trolls
The 2014 Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Law Year in Review
Supreme Court of Canada Issues Landmark Merger and Efficiencies Decision
Competition Bureau Releases Updated IP Guidelines
Canadian Competition Bureau Provides Preliminary Guidance on Pharma Patent Settlements
Competition Bureau Discontinues Pharma "Product Hopping" Inquiry
Transactions & Cases
Goldcorp and Barrick form a significant 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district
Enbridge Inc. completes C$37B acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp
Molson Coors Completes Acquisition of Full Ownership of MillerCoors and Global Miller Brand Portfolio
Chinese investors acquire Long Run Exploration
The Dow Chemical Company completes the sale of MEGlobal to EQUATE Petrochemical Company K.S.C.
Sun Life Financial Acquires the Bentall Kennedy Group
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group merge to form The Kraft Heinz Company
Orbcomm to acquire Skywave Mobile Communications for US$130 million
Glencore acquires Caracal for C$1.48 billion
Mattel completes US$460 million acquisition of MEGA Brands