Our Team2022-01-05T21:05:53+00:00

Who We Are

Devi Dayal Sharma (1935-2020)

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994
  • National Committee on Accredidation, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Law College, Jalandhar, Punjab University, India, 1959

Devi Dayal Sharma (1935-2020) was the founding partner of the firm and practiced real estate and corporate law for several decades. He was a well-respected member of the community. Devi’s stellar reputation went beyond providing excellent legal advice and extended to exceptional service. Devi had a reputation for being an honest and likeable lawyer by his clients and his door was always open (even without an appointment).

Devi was Called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and received his NCA accreditation from Osgoode Hall Law School. He received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from The Law College Jullundur, Punjab University, India in 1958. He was admitted to the Bar Council of Punjab and received his Certificate of Enrollment in 1962. Devi, his wife and three children immigrated to Canada from Amritsar, India in 1975.  Devi and his wife Achla ran a successful real estate conveyancing business until he later re-qualified as a lawyer in Canada.  His wife Achla continues to work at the firm.

Rajiv Sharma

  • E-mail: rajeev@sharmalawyers.ca
  • Office: (905) 856-6404, ext. 26
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
  • LL.B, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • M.Sc (Econ.), The London School of Economics & Political Science
  • B.A (Hons.), York University

Rajiv practices corporate and regulatory law with a focus on the healthcare sector.  He has over 20 years’ experience working for the Ontario government, a Bay Street national law firm and as Senior Corporate Counsel & Healthcare Compliance Officer and General Counsel for two global corporations. His former and current clients include a retired Prime Minister of Canada, governments, industry associations, regulated professionals and companies of all sizes and industries from small to medium sized businesses to multinational corporations.

His corporate/commercial practice involves buying and selling businesses, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements including licensing, supply/distribution, manufacturing, outsourcing, transportation, marketing, joint ventures, consignment, warehousing, and services agreements.

His healthcare practice involves advising multinational companies, physicians and pharmacists on a broad range of matters including:

      • clinical trial agreements and commercial agreements with wholesalers, distributors, retail pharmacies;
      • submissions to Health Canada;
      • pre-Notice of Compliance materials for healthcare professionals, product launches, post-approval marketing materials (including detail aids, physician restricted websites, disease state material, and television/radio/ print advertising) and compliance with product labeling laws;
      • responses to buying group and hospital requests for proposals;
      • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), formulary reimbursement and product listing agreements;
      • complaints relating to compliance with the Food & Drugs Act, Competition Act, Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board Code of Advertising Acceptance, IMC Code of Ethical Practices and internal company codes of conduct;
      • product recalls for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products;
      • conducting internal healthcare and anti-corruption compliance investigations;
      • privacy and health information law and compliance;
      • federal and provincial access to information laws and government relations; and
      • training on all aspects of compliance including healthcare, anti-corruption/anti-bribery, competition law, marketing & advertising and contract risk management.

His regulatory law practice encompasses competition law (including marketing & advertising, promotional contests, merger clearance and general compliance), anti-corruption, healthcare and providing advice on federal and provincial laws related to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cannabis, vaping, food, alcohol/spirits, cosmetics and natural health products. He also has experience in government procurement and international trade law including advising on the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), bilateral investment treaties, anti-dumping & countervailing duty investigations, customs, export controls and economic sanctions.

      • Presentation | February 2015
        Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and the Law

        Conference Chair, The Commons Institute
      • Presentation | December 2014
        Ontario Health Privacy Law

        Medical Records Law in Ontario, Lorman Education
      • Article | June 2014
        Competition Bureau Drops “Product Switching” Investigation Against Alcon
      • Instructor | 2014-Present
        International Business Law
        Ryerson University
      • Instructor | 2001-Present
        Economic Analysis of Law and Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement
        York University, Glendon College and Glendon School of Public and International Affairs
      • Presentation | December 2013
        The Life Cycle of Pharmaceuticals: Adding Value at Each Stage

        Course Chair, Lexpert
      • Article | May 2013
        Proposed Tariff Increases Coming July 1, 2014

        Business Beat Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association, Business Law Section (Vol. 23, No. 2)
      • Adjunct Professor | 2003-2007
        International Business Transactions

        Queen’s University, Faculty of Law
      • Article | January 2006
        CMS v Argentina: A Harbinger of Things to Come

        International Trade Law & Regulation
      • Article | August 2005
        CBSA Zeroes Zeroing

      • Ontario Bar Association – Health Law Section Executive
      • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (GTA Chapter) – Executive 2012 to 2013
      • Canada-India Business Council
      • Legal Leaders for Diversity (2011-2012)
      • South Asian Bar Association (Toronto Chapter)
      • American Bar Association (Health Law Section)
      • Aug 5, 2013
        Rajeev Sharma quoted in Toronto Star: Big pharma ‘likes’ social media for marketing
      • Apr 1, 2013
        Rajeev Sharma recognized for commitment to diversity
      • The Life Cycle of Pharmaceuticals: Adding Value at Each Stage