Zirjan (Zee) Derwa's practice focuses on Canadian competition law and foreign investment matters, including national security.
Zee regularly advises clients on all aspects of Canadian competition law in connection with complex mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Zee also has extensive experience advising clients on potentially anti-competitive business practices, as well as compliance under the Competition Act. He regularly provides advice to clients on the misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act.
In his foreign investment review practice, Zee advises clients across a broad range of industries on net benefit, national security and cultural sector reviews under the Investment Canada Act.
Zee is recognized by Chambers Canada, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada publications for Competition and Antitrust Law. Chambers Canada and Who's Who Legal have each described him as a "rising star" of the Canadian bar.
Zee is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is the 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. He is also a Vice Chair of the International Comments and Policy Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association.