Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Canada’s leading business law firm, is pleased to announce a new meeting and collaboration space on site at the Catalyst137 innovation hub in Kitchener-Waterloo.

The Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor is one of the world’s leading technology clusters, and having a physical presence at Catalyst137​ will allow Blakes lawyers to work with even more of the companies that will shape the future of Canadian business. 

The announcement follows the recent launch of Nitro powered by Blakes, a program that provides access to top-tier legal services for emerging technology companies in the corridor.

“Blakes is committed to delivering exceptional service to all our clients. That starts with understanding their business,” said Brett Slaney, Patent Agent/Partner. 

“Blakes has worked with clients in the Kitchener-Waterloo tech community for many years. With the increased activity in the region’s start-up ecosystem, opening new space and having a presence on the ground just made sense. 

“The new space allows us to conveniently service our existing clients and develop deeper roots in the community — keeping us on the cutting-edge of the tech scene. As the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT)​ manufacturing space, Catalyst137 offers  a great location for us to do this.”

The 1,000-square-foot space at Catalyst137 will be used by Blakes lawyers, including those working as part of the Nitro program, for formal and informal meetings and collaboration sessions with clients and contacts in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. 

You can find out more about the Nitro program by visiting www.blakesnitro.com​.