Blakes represents a wide range of Australian companies doing business or seeking to invest in Canada as well as Canadian companies operating or investing in Australia. As one of very few full-service, national Canadian law firms, Blakes has the experience and resources to provide fully integrated legal services to corporate clients across Canada and in Australia.
Our Firm maintains offices in Canada's key business centres, enabling us to offer investors geographic-specific advice regarding their Canadian investments. Leveraging our regulatory expertise, we assist them with optimizing their business opportunities, complying with regulatory requirements and limiting their risk exposure.
Blakes is especially well known for our financial services, M&A and capital markets work. With experience advising on many of the best-known global M&A and financing transactions, including more Australian deals than any other Canadian firm, we are frequently called upon to act for clients in transactions involving non-Canadian acquirers of Canadian businesses. Companies also seek our assistance with raising capital, investing in Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies, and in obtaining exchange lists and dual listings.
The Blakes Australia team frequently advises on inbound and outbound investments in the energy and mining sectors, as well as a broad range of infrastructure projects, collaborative business dealings and financing arrangements. Clients appreciate our significant experience with venture structuring, multi-jurisdictional matters, corporate finance, banking, infrastructure development and project finance.
With active practices in major business and financial centres throughout the world, we fully grasp the complex interplay of laws and regulations as well as the challenges of coordinating transactions in which owners, investors and assets are in different jurisdictions. Leveraging long-established relationships with leading international legal and accounting firms and regulatory bodies and working with local counsel in Australia, we deliver comprehensive, streamlined service responsive to the particular needs of our clients.