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James Sanders

James Sanders

Principal and General Counsel

121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

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James is a lawyer and public affairs strategist with over a decade of experience in issues management, sophisticated business transactions, and government relations.  

 As a Principal at Navigator, James helps clients develop public affairs strategies for high stakes situations, often involving complex legal issues, such as boardroom disputes, high-profile litigation, and complex M&A.  James also serves as Navigator’s General Counsel, managing the firm’s legal affairs.  

 Prior to Navigator, James held various senior roles in legal and corporate affairs at Labatt Breweries of Canada, most recently leading the brewer's government relations efforts across Canada. James also practiced corporate and commercial law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, with a focus on M&A. 

 James obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and was a Dean's Fellow in Constitutional Law. Prior to that, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.