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Blakes has one of the largest India-focused groups of any Canadian law firm that brings together lawyers with diverse backgrounds and experiences relating to the Indian marketplace and Indian businesses. Team members include lawyers born, educated and called to the bar in Canada and India, as well as lawyers with significant experience working with Indian companies active in the global marketplace and with Canadian and international companies involved in India. Members of our India team are based in each of our offices and are well positioned to meet the needs of Indian businesses interested in entering and expanding in Canadian and international markets. Our lawyers are also well versed in representing Canadian and international clients exploring opportunities in India. Our goal is to provide top-quality legal services to our Indian, Canadian and international clients involved in trade, investment and business in India or with Indian businesses.

With offices throughout the world and expertise in nearly all areas of Canadian business, Blakes is recognized as one of Canada's leading law firms. Clients regularly retain us because of our unmatched expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, competition, antitrust and foreign investment, regulatory matters, commodity tax and customs, taxation, and real estate matters. Indian clients know that they can rely on our lawyers for strategic business advice and guidance through Canada’s legislative and regulatory framework, including foreign investment regulations and disclosure requirements. As one of the world’s top-rated law firms for M&A and a leading Canadian law firm for global M&A deals, our Indian clients rely on us to represent them in their outbound investments and cross-border M&A transactions.

Based on our deep industry knowledge, extensive experience working with Indian companies and legal skill, some of the largest Indian companies and conglomerates seek our advice with respect to their business activities in Canada and the Gulf Region. Our expertise in various sectors includes infrastructure, oil and gas, power, mining, agribusiness, banking, telecommunications, and information technology. In addition, we work closely with contacts at top Indian law firms to prepare and assist our Canadian and international clients with their business plans for India in areas such as outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide range of commercial dealings.

Blakes lawyers are active in a number of India-related business organizations, including Canada-India Business Council, U.S.-India Business Council, National South Asian Bar Association, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and the Quebec-India Business Council.

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Awards & Recognition

Members of the Blakes India group are recognized as leaders in their respective fields by the following surveys and guides:

  • Chambers Asia Pacific

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Who’s Who Legal: Business

  • India Business Law Journal (report on top international law firms for India-related work)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada