Subrata Bhattacharjee is “a very impressive lawyer” who, according to peers, “is indeed a thought leader at the Canadian bar”.
Subrata Bhattacharjee is national vice chair of the BLG competition and foreign investment review group. He is recognised as one of Canada's leading competition and foreign investment lawyers.
His practice focuses on competition and antitrust law, foreign investment law and regulatory litigation, including quasi-criminal and constitutional matters. He has extensive experience providing counsel on merger clearance, cartel and other contentious and compliance matters under the Canadian Competition Act.
His significant recent transactions include Zayo/MTS Allstream, Parsons Brinckerhoff/WSP Global, Google/Arris; Danaher/Beckman Coulter; Lionsgate/Icahn Group; PetroBank Energy/TriStar; Philip Morris International/Rothmans; Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) PJSC/PrimeWest; TeckCominco/Aur Resources; and Phelps Dodge /Inco/Falconbridge. His experience in contentious matters includes LIBOR, foreign exchange, precious metals, lithium batteries, bearings, air cargo, auto parts, retail gas, smartcard chips, automobile importation, optical disk drives, as well as numerous investigations in non-public matters.
He is currently chair of the competition law and policy committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and council member of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law. He was appointed as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network in 2009.
In 2008 Global Competition Review named him one of the world's top 40 competition lawyers, and in 2006 Lexpert named him one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40. He is recognised as one of Canada's leading lawyers in his areas of expertise in Who's Who Legal: Competition, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Lexpert and other major peer-rated surveys.