Davit is recognized as a leading Canadian competition/antitrust lawyer.
He advises domestic and international clients in the pharmaceutical, software, manufacturing, retail and technology sectors on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, including:
- mergers and acquisitions
- cartel and other criminal matters
- private actions (including class actions)
- advertising and marketing practices
- abuse of dominance
- other reviewable trade practices
Davit has secured regulatory clearance in cross-border and international transactions in a wide array of industry sectors.
He has served as counsel in a number of Canada's most important competition litigation cases, including matters before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Competition Tribunal. A significant portion of Davit's practice involves defending national and cross-border class actions alleging anti-competitive conduct.
Davit’s litigation experience includes:
- Representing Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited in the first contested merger case heard by the Canadian Competition Tribunal since 2011
- Representing Loblaw Companies Limited and George Weston Limited in connection with “the largest alleged conspiracy in the history of Canadian competition law enforcement”
- Representing Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. in connection with “the largest [alleged] private sector corporate cartel in history”
- Representing the Commissioner of Competition in Commissioner of Competition v Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard International Incorporated, the first price maintenance case heard by the Competition Tribunal
- Acting as counsel in Commissioner of Competition v Canada Pipe Company Ltd, the seminal abuse of dominance case in Canada
- Acting as counsel in Sun-Rype Products Ltd v Archer Daniels Midland, one of Canada's leading antitrust class action cases
He has represented parties in inquiries under the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act, including immunity and leniency applicants about alleged price fixing and other cartels.
Clients and peers have described Davit as “an excellent lawyer – very thoughtful, responsive, and strategic,” “diligent, efficient and creative,” “very savvy and knowledgeable” and “outstanding. Super smart, practical and an unabashed advocate. I would trust him with my most important relationships.”
He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Louise Arbour.