Subrata is a Partner in our Toronto office and National Vice Chair of the Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group. He is recognized for providing strategic competition, foreign investment and regulatory advice to global corporations on complex matters of high reputational and commercial significance. He has consistently been named as one of Canada’s leading competition/antitrust lawyers in the most prominent international and domestic peer review surveys. Clients and peers have described Subrata as "terrific to work with, incredibly enthusiastic, a good strategic thinker" (Chambers Global) and "one of the best competition experts in the country" (Who's Who Legal). In 2018, Subrata received the Lexpert Zenith Award for Mid-Career Excellence.
Recent matters of note include advising Netflix on its C$500m Canadian production investment and the establishment of Netflix Canada, lead representation of Deutsche Bank AG in the Canadian aspects of the LIBOR, precious metals, foreign exchange and sovereign bond matters, and ongoing advice to Samsung Electronics Company and Samsung Canada on numerous competition law and regulatory matters.
Subrata is active in the international competition policy community. He is one of the few non-U.S. attorneys to have served as an Officer and on the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. He is also a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) appointed by the Canadian Competition Bureau. Subrata focuses his practice on all aspects of competition/antitrust law, foreign investment law and regulatory litigation, including quasi-criminal and constitutional matters. He has led the defence of clients in major international and domestic cartel investigations and related litigation, including class actions, cleared major multi-jurisdictional and domestic mergers in virtually all industry sectors, and provided advice on other contentious and compliance matters under the Canadian Competition Act. Subrata carries on an extensive foreign investment practice, and has advised non-Canadian investors (including state owned enterprises) on Canadian foreign investment issues under the Investment Canada Act and other federal policies/legislation including national security reviews. He also provides high level advice on government relations, regulatory strategy and policy issues to global and domestic clients, particularly in the media and technology sectors.
He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in the Province of Ontario, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and was an adjunct law professor in competition law at the Dalhousie Law School for a decade.
He is routinely cited as an expert in Canadian competition/antitrust in major international and domestic business publications, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Globe and Mail and National Post.
Subrata has been an invited participant in programs organized by the World Economic Forum, World Knowledge Forum, Asia Pacific Economic Council and International Competition Network..
Subrata sits as a director on the boards of Netflix Canada and the Canada China Business Council.