Zirjan (Zee) Derwa has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in Toronto. His 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.
Who’s Who Legal has named Zee as a Competition Future Leader, describing him as a “rising star of the Canadian bar." He is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a Vice 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.
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