OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 
 
Canada continues to be one of the most stable global markets, with Canadian capital markets benefiting from a diverse corporate and industrial base, robust M&A activity, growing numbers of Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) listings, and healthy activity in high-yield and senior bond issuance and retail structured products.

Our Capital Markets team, consisting of more than 100 lawyers, is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada. Our lawyers are leaders in capital markets transactions, serving prominent companies and financial institutions in Canada, the United States and worldwide. Canada’s leading public companies and investment dealers regularly turn to us to handle their corporate finance transactions and securities regulatory matters, tapping into our national and international presence to access our exceptional cross-border capability in principal markets.

We have extensive experience with public offerings, including initial public offerings, acquisition finance and innovative fund structures, as well as private placements. We routinely advise corporations, trusts and investment banks on all types of securities regulatory matters and have unsurpassed knowledge of securities regulation gained, in part, through our work with Canadian securities regulators.

In September 2014, the federal government and British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan governments signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize the terms and conditions of a new proposed cooperative capital markets regulatory system. The Yukon Territory agreed to join in April 2015. Blakes lawyers have extensively studied and commented upon the consultation drafts of the new proposed uniform provincial capital markets legislation (Capital Markets Act) and federal legislation (Capital Markets Stability Act), which were released for comment in September 2014. Following that comment period, a revised draft of the Capital Markets Act, and draft regulations to be made under that act, were released for comment in August 2015.
 
To view a list of our most recent representative matters, please visit Equity Capital Markets Debt Capital Markets or Canada's New Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System​
 

 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

 

In the first quarter of 2017, Blakes once again led the corporate finance league tables for public equity financings in Canada for both capital raised and in the number of financings (for issuer and underwriter clients).  In 2016, Blakes was also the top firm in both those categories with over C$18-billion in financings.  [Source:  Bloomberg]

Blakes lawyers in the Capital Markets group have been recognized as leaders in the most recent editions of the following publications:
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
  • The Legal 500 Canada
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Partner | New York
New York: 212-893-8418
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, United States, Private Equity
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4602
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial
Law Clerk | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2212
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2654
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Financial Services, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4295
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Technology, Communications, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3086
Areas of Expertise: Structured Finance & Derivatives, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4236
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Restructuring & Insolvency, Australia, Equity Capital Markets, Mining, Corporate Governance, Life Sciences, Technology
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3341
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9682
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Shareholder Activism
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9645
Areas of Expertise: Environmental & Aboriginal, Energy Regulatory, Capital Markets
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4003
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Automotive, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2710
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4025
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Construction, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Pension Fund Investment, Plan Nord, Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Transportation, Major Projects, Downstream & Marketing, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Partner | New York
New York: 212-893-8223
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, United States, Venture Capital, Life Sciences, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9720
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Energy, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Private Equity, REITs, Shareholder Activism, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4247
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Real Estate Financing, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Equipment Financing, Project Finance
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5829
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3866
Areas of Expertise: Equipment Financing, Asset-Based Finance, Project Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending
Associate | London
London: +44-20-7429-3556
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3357
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking, China, Korea, United States, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equity Capital Markets
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9712
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Power, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Oil Field Services
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9670
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3332
Areas of Expertise: Competition & Antitrust, Foreign Investment, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Merger Review & Control, Abuse of Dominance & Reviewable Matters
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3054
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Banking, Life Sciences
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3168
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Lobbying, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending
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