Jonathan Bitran is a partner in our Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group and Communications Group in Toronto. He has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Competition Future Leader (Non-Partners).
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 investigations and litigation relating to the Competition Act.
Jonathan also acts for clients on a variety of communications law topics, such as telecommunications, broadcasting, and spectrum management.
He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2012 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Jonathan is also Chair of the Mergers Committee and former Chair of the Economics and Law Committee of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Jonathan received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2007. He received his JD/MBA from the Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 2011. In 2010, he completed an exchange at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.
- acting for Shire in its US$62 billion acquisition by Takeda
- acting for Rockwell Collins in its US$30 billion acquisition by United Technologies Corporation
- acting for Dow Chemical in its US$130 billion merger with DuPont
- acting for Enbridge in its $37 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy
- acting for Kraft in its US$40 billion merger with Heinz
- acting for Molson Coors in its US$12 billion acquisition of the Miller brands
- acting for Lafarge in its US$50 billion merger with Holcim
- acting for Sun Life in its $560 million acquisition of Bentall Kennedy
- acting for Leon's in its $700 million acquisition of The Brick
- acting for Agrium (now Nutrien) in its $1.8 billion acquisition of the Viterra assets