Gajan Sathananthan

Gajan Sathananthan

Associate, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4287



Bar Admission

Ontario (2017)


McGill University, B.C.L. & LL.B.

University of Waterloo, B.ASc. (Systems Design Engineering)

Gajan is an associate in Osler’s Competition and Foreign Investment Group. Gajan’s practice covers all areas of competition/antitrust, foreign investment and international trade. He has advised on several of Canada’s most high profile and complex transactions, assisting his clients obtain clearances under the Competition Act and Canada’s foreign investment regime, the Investment Canada Act. Gajan also advises on the conspiracy and other criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act, including matters relating to domestic and international investigations and prosecutions, internal investigations, and responding in real-time to investigations by the Competition Bureau and other regulators.

Gajan also advises multinational and domestic businesses on how Canada’s international trade agreements and laws related to trade with foreign countries may impact their business. Specifically, he has advised on international trade policy, international trade strategies, and market-access concerns, including economic sanctions, export and import controls and trade remedies. He has also represented clients in front of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

  • LifeWorks

    LifeWorks in its announced $2.9 billion acquisition by TELUS

  • Zebra Technologies

    Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of Matrox Imaging

  • IVC Nutrition Corporation

    IVC Nutrition Corporation in its acquisition of Vita Health Products Inc.

  • Suncor Energy Inc.

    Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the formation of Astisiy Limited Partnership to acquire TC Energy’s interest in the Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership

  • Longo's

    Longo’s in its acquisition by Empire Company Limited

  • Drax Group plc

    Drax Group plc in its acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy

  • KingSett Capital

    KingSett Capital in its sale of VersaCold Logistics to TorQuest Partners

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $23.6 billion agreement with Cenovus Energy Inc. to create a new integrated energy leader

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.

    Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary's acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals

  • Platinum Equity Advisors

    Platinum Equity Advisors in its acquisition of Livingston International

  • Nasdaq, Inc.

    Nasdaq, Inc. in connection with the sale of its Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses to West Corporation for approximately US$335 million

  • Corus Entertainment Inc.

    Corus Entertainment Inc. in the proposed sale of specialty channels to Bell Media Inc. for approximately $200 million

    • Office Depot, Inc. in its US$1 billion acquisition of CompuCom Systems, Inc.

    • Assisted TELUS Corporation in connection with its proposed acquisition of Manitoba assets from Bell upon closing of the Bell-MTS transaction.

    • Represented a number of clients in opposing the imposition of anti-dumping duties, countervailing measures and the imposition of global safeguard measures at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

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  • Philip F. Vineberg Q.C. Award for distinction in the fields of Corporate Law and Taxation (2016)
  • Valedictorian, University of Waterloo (2010)

  • Osler Dress for Success Clothing Drive Committee

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Volunteer

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • National Competition Law Section, Vice Chair of the Digital Media Committee
    • International Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section