Sam Garforth-Bles
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2450

Sam's practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial matters within the energy sector. He has experience assisting clients on a broad range of matters and transactions for both public and private corporations, including asset acquisitions and dispositions, internal reorganizations, secured transactions, due diligence, and M&A transactions.

Prior to joining Blakes, Sam was a professional and Div. 1 NCAA tennis player.


Sam has assisted senior counsel advising:

  • Imperial Oil Ltd. on the divesture of 497 Esso-branded retail gas stations to five fuel distributors for C$2.8-billion

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the C$1.13-billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation

  • Agrium Inc. on various mergers and acquisitions transactions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses