OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

Blakes has one of the largest India-focused groups of any Canadian law firm that brings together lawyers with diverse backgrounds and experiences relating to the Indian marketplace and Indian businesses. Team members include lawyers born, educated and called to the bar in Canada, India, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as lawyers with significant experience working with Indian companies active in the global marketplace and with Canadian and international companies involved in India. Members of our India team are based in each of our offices and are well positioned to meet the needs of Indian businesses interested in entering and expanding in Canadian and international markets. Our lawyers are also well versed in representing Canadian and international clients exploring opportunities in India. Our goal is to provide top-quality legal services to our Indian, Canadian and international clients involved in trade, investment and business in India or with Indian businesses.

With offices throughout the world and expertise in nearly all areas of Canadian business, Blakes is recognized as one of Canada's leading law firms. Clients regularly retain us because of our unmatched expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, competition, antitrust and foreign investment, regulatory matters, commodity tax and customs, taxation, and real estate matters. Indian clients know that they can rely on our lawyers for strategic business advice and guidance through Canada’s legislative and regulatory framework, including foreign investment regulations and disclosure requirements. As one of the world’s top-rated law firms for M&A and a leading Canadian law firm for global M&A deals, our Indian clients rely on us to represent them in their outbound investments and cross-border M&A transactions.

Based on our deep industry knowledge, extensive experience working with Indian companies and legal skill, some of the largest Indian companies and conglomerates seek our advice with respect to their business activities in Canada and the Gulf Region. Our expertise in various sectors includes infrastructure, oil and gas, power, mining, agribusiness, banking, telecommunications, and information technology. In addition, we work closely with contacts at top Indian law firms to prepare and assist our Canadian and international clients with their business plans for India in areas such as outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide range of commercial dealings.

Blakes lawyers are active in a number of India-related business organizations, including Canada-India Business Council, U.S.-India Business Council, National South Asian Bar Association, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and the Quebec-India Business Council.

 

 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

 

Members of the Blakes India group are recognized as leaders in their respective fields by the following surveys and guides:

  • Chambers Asia Pacific
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Who’s Who Legal: Business
  • India Business Law Journal (report on top international law firms for India-related work)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Areas of Expertise: International Trade, Banking, Energy, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, United States
Patent Agent | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3166
Areas of Expertise: Patents, Life Sciences, India, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Intellectual Property
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5061
Areas of Expertise: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Corporate & Commercial, India
Firm Managing Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2748
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Procurement, China, India, Africa, Korea, Middle East, Latin America, United States, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4008
Areas of Expertise: Information Technology, Communications, India, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Copyright, IP Licensing & Agreements, Patents, Trade-marks, Gaming, Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Defence, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2352
Areas of Expertise: Abuse of Dominance & Reviewable Matters, Cartels & Criminal Investigations, Competition Litigation, Competition Law Compliance, Misleading Advertising, India, Marketing & Health Regulatory, Competition & Antitrust, Foreign Investment, E-Discovery/SIRs, Merger Review & Control, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Government & Public Sector
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2704
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Mining, Private Equity, Retail & Consumer Products, Africa, Europe, India, United States, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Office Managing Partner | Bahrain, Al-Khobar, Riyadh
Bahrain: +973-1715-1523
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050
Riyadh: +11-418-7433
Areas of Expertise: Procurement, Corporate & Commercial, Project Finance, Infrastructure, Construction, Public-Private Partnerships, Power, Middle East, Africa, India, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Major Projects, Joint Venture & Co-ownership Structuring
Partner | Riyadh, Al-Khobar
Riyadh: +966-11-418-7422
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Financial Services, International Trade, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Middle East, India
Special Adviser - India | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3157
Areas of Expertise: India
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3320
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, India
Associate | Bahrain
Bahrain: +973-1715-1503
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Middle East, India
Partner | Toronto, Calgary
Toronto: 416-863-2385
Calgary: 403-260-9605
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, India, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2173
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Pension Funds Investment, India
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5080
Areas of Expertise: Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Infrastructure, Power, Private Equity, Africa, Europe, India, Middle East, Energy, Foreign Investment, Public-Private Partnerships, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, LNG, Defence
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