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Devin Persaud

Avocat principal

Toronto
DPersaud@blg.com
416.367.6298

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Devin provides advice to clients on all aspects of Canadian competition, antitrust, foreign investment, marketing, and corporate compliance law.

He also advises clients on all potentially anti-competitive and consumer protection business practices as well as in running internal investigations and implementing corporate compliance programs.

Devin is passionate about promoting and encouraging diversity within the legal industry. He was named a 2019 Lexpert Zenith Award winner as a Change Agent in Law and is currently VP Membership of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Devin was also named 2020's Young Lawyer of the Year by the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – Ontario. He is an OBA council member and an OBA Business Law Section Executive.

While articling at BLG, Devin was seconded to the Royal Bank of Canada.

Experience

  • Acting a counsel for Loblaw Companies Limited, George Weston Limited and certain of their affiliates in class actions across Canada alleging price fixing in respect of wholesale and retail sales of fresh commercial bread and in the related Bureau conspiracy investigation.
  • Acting for Loblaw and George Weston Limited in multi-year internal investigation and immunity application with respect to their participation in a cartel fixing the prices of fresh commercial bread
  • Acting for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in its C$1.1B acquisition by Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Vice President, South Asian Bar Association of Toronto
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society

Community Involvement

  • South Asian Bar Association, FACL – Ontario, OBA Council, OBA Working Group on Racialized Licensee

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2020 Young Lawyer of the Year – Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • 2019 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner - Recognizing Change Agents in Law
  • 2013 South Asian Bar Association Student of the Year

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2015
  • JD, Université d'Ottawa, 2014
  • BBA (Hons.), École de commerce Schulich, 2010