Liam Kelley
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3272

Liam's practice involves all aspects of corporate/commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. He has experience in a variety of areas, including white-collar crime, oil and gas, power, construction, insurance, and agriculture. Liam has represented clients in matters before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.

As a member of the Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group, Liam has played key roles in a number of internal investigations for public and private companies. He has experience with domestic and international investigations relating to anti-corruption, fraud, insider trading, environmental offences and campaign finance law.

Prior to joining Blakes, Liam obtained experience in sports arbitration and dispute resolution. As a case manager with the Sport Solution legal clinic at Western University, he advised Canadian national team athletes on a variety of sport-related disputes. Liam has also spent time in Europe working in the area of international sports arbitration, where he was involved with several matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Recent representative matters in which Liam has been involved include:

  • Assisted with international anti-corruption investigations relating to allegations of improper payments to government officials in Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Eastern Europe
  • Assisted with an internal investigation for a multinational client relating to allegations of fraud in the U.S.
  • Assisted with the design and implementation of anti-corruption programs for multinational clients
  • Assisted with the representation of an oil and gas services company in respect of a multimillion-dollar construction arbitration
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence for clients across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, mining, and aviation
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Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, June 6, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, February 27, 2018.
Co-author: Growing Pains in the Evolution of Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement
The FCPA Report, Vol. 6, No. 4, March 1, 2017.
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