OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

When engaging with the public sector, additional legal requirements and practical matters need to be considered, above and beyond the usual legal and commercial issues encountered in the private sector. Parties may simply need advice on the commercial and legal implications of dealing with or procuring to the public sector, may want guidance on lobbying or electoral compliance, or may face the often daunting process of seeking special dispensation from the government. Navigating this complex system requires knowledge, experience, persistence, skill and finesse.

Experienced Counsel

With decades of experience, the Blakes Government & Public Sector team includes highly regarded lawyers who regularly represent both public entities and private companies doing business with the public sector. Our team also includes counsel who previously served as federal, provincial and municipal public officials in several jurisdictions. We fully grasp the complexities and subtle nuances of public and political law and are adept at obtaining judicial review, administrative and legislative resolutions, and alternative solutions.

Blakes lawyers possess leading expertise regarding government and public sector issues and maintain solid working relationships with an extensive network of government contacts, enabling us to efficiently solve challenging issues when they arise.

Comprehensive Service

Our lawyers provide practical and effective counsel on dealing with the public sector; government, political and legislative processes, approvals and initiatives; procurement issues; and public policy and legal reform. We are leaders in advising on and resolving issues regarding:

  • Access to information
  • Assignment of Crown debts
  • Constitutional law
  • Conflict of interest laws
  • Crisis management
  • Disclosure obligations
  • Disputes with the Crown
  • Ethics obligations, giving and receiving gifts and hospitality
  • Government finance and budget processes
  • Government policy and decision-making
  • Lobbying legislation and compliance
  • Nonprofits, charities and charitable involvements
  • Political law, including elections, election finance and political activities
  • Public law and public hearings
  • Public sector procurement and public-private partnerships (P3s)
  • Pursuing private legislative remedies
  • Federal security clearances

We also advise on and assist clients in negotiating transactions, handle all related documentation, and resolve disputes with the crown in and out of court. ​

 

 PEOPLE

 
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Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5280
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Public & Political Law, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Corporate Litigation
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2269
Areas of Expertise: Class Actions, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Product Liability, Privacy & Data Protection, Communications, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Competition Litigation, Freedom of Information, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response & Litigation, Cybersecurity, Public & Political Law, Drones, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4284
Areas of Expertise: Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Products & Asset Management, Banking, Consumer/Retail Financial Services, Payments, Residential Mortgage Business, Reinsurance, Financial Services, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Public & Political Law, FinTech, Credit Unions, Financial Services Regulatory
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3344
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Class Actions, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Construction, Construction Dispute Resolution, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, IP Litigation, Public & Political Law, Cannabis
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2633
Areas of Expertise: Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation, Pension Litigation, Tax, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Public & Political Law
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3391
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Procurement, Outsourcing, Technology, Construction, China, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Public & Political Law
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4031
Areas of Expertise: Anti-Spam, Health Products, IP Licensing & Agreements, Technology, Privacy & Data Protection, Life Sciences, Retail, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Cybersecurity, Public & Political Law, Consumer Protection, Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, Health & Product Regulatory, Health Products, Healthcare Compliance
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9786
Areas of Expertise: Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Insurance Litigation, Public & Political Law, Energy Litigation, Anti-Corruption & Bribery
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4033
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Environmental Assessments & Approvals, Climate Change, Brownfields Redevelopment, Oil & Gas, Renewables (Wind, Solar & Hydro), Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Lobbying, Major Projects, Pipeline & Midstream, Aboriginal, Public & Political Law, Energy, Financial Services Regulatory, Energy Regulatory
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4262
Areas of Expertise: Competition & Antitrust, Foreign Investment, China, Europe, United States, Competition Litigation, Abuse of Dominance & Reviewable Matters, Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions, Competition Law Compliance, SIR/E-Discovery, Merger Review & Control, Misleading Advertising, Japan, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Public & Political Law
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2408
Areas of Expertise: Arbitration, Media & Defamation, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Privacy & Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response & Litigation, Cybersecurity, Public & Political Law, Competition Litigation, Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions
Senior Counsel | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5088
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Competition Litigation, Foreign Investment, Arbitration, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Abuse of Dominance & Reviewable Matters, Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions, Competition Law Compliance, Merger Review & Control, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Public & Political Law
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3888
Areas of Expertise: Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation, Tax, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Public & Political Law, Sports
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2399
Areas of Expertise: Class Actions, Product Liability, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Freedom of Information, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences, Public & Political Law, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response & Litigation, Competition & Antitrust, Competition Litigation
Partner | Toronto, Ottawa
Toronto: 416-863-2387
Ottawa: 613-788-2211
Areas of Expertise: Competition Litigation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Copyright, Competition & Antitrust, Abuse of Dominance & Reviewable Matters, Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions, Competition Law Compliance, SIR/E-Discovery, Merger Review & Control, Misleading Advertising, Foreign Investment, Public & Political Law
Scholar in Residence | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3194
Areas of Expertise: Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Public & Political Law
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3327
Areas of Expertise: Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Health & Safety, Human Rights & Accommodation, Labour Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Privacy & Data Protection, Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation, Freedom of Information, Public & Political Law, Corporate Litigation, Cybersecurity, Employment & Labour
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5032
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Class Actions, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency, Intellectual Property, IP Licensing & Agreements, IP Litigation, Public & Political Law
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2443
Areas of Expertise: Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing/Leasing, Project Finance, Lobbying, Public & Political Law, Financial Services, Hotel Finance, Financial Services Regulatory
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3089
Areas of Expertise: Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing/Leasing, Project Finance, Lobbying, Banking, Structured Finance, Residential Mortgage Business, Public & Political Law, Defence, Hotel Finance, Financial Services Regulatory
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3336
Areas of Expertise: Tax, Tax Controversy & Litigation, Transfer Pricing, Sales & Commodity Taxes, Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation, Forestry, Infrastructure, Middle East, Aboriginal, Public & Political Law
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4007
Areas of Expertise: Public-Private Partnerships, Energy, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Power, Foreign Investment, Construction, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Power, Project Finance, Major Projects, Joint Venture & Co-Ownership Structuring, Public & Political Law
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3383
Areas of Expertise: Arbitration, Corporate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Aboriginal, Public & Political Law, Mining, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9792
Areas of Expertise: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Oil & Gas, Energy, Restructuring & Insolvency, Energy Litigation, Public & Political Law, Arbitration
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4220
Areas of Expertise: Anti-Money Laundering, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Construction, Corporate Litigation, Energy, Environmental, International Trade, Media & Defamation, Mining, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, LNG, Aboriginal, Public & Political Law, Financial Services Regulatory, Environmental Assessments & Approvals, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Customs & Import Controls, International Trade Agreements & Compliance, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Sanctions & Export Controls, Trade Litigation, Construction Dispute Resolution
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