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. We work alongside leading Australian law firms and advisors and regularly counsel Australian-based companies on all aspects of Canadian foreign investment, securities, Canada-Australia M&A, competition, tax, trade and business law.
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.
We are 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, 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 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange, and 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 such as Canada-Australia joint ventures and financing arrangements. We’re well placed to serve our clients’ needs as a result of our significant experience with venture structuring, multi-jurisdictional matters, corporate finance, banking, infrastructure development and project finance.
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 that aligns with the needs of our clients.