For decades, Blakes has been representing leading Japanese companies doing business in Canada. Whether these companies are engaging in transactions, acquiring businesses or seeking investment opportunities, Blakes provides leading representation on doing business in Canada.
With expertise in all areas of Canadian business, Blakes is recognized as one of the world's top-rated law firms in M&A, capital markets, competition and antitrust, foreign investment, financial services, and tax, and has advised on many of the most high-profile global M&A and financing transactions. We represent Japanese companies in their Canadian transactions, optimizing their business opportunities and limiting their risk exposure. Many Japanese companies 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. Japanese clients also seek our advice on commodity tax and customs, trade and business law issues, intellectual property, information technology, litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency matters in Canadian infrastructure, oil and gas, power, mining, agribusiness, banking, telecommunications, and information technology.
Working alongside prominent Japanese and Asian law firms, we advise Canadian clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial transactions in Japan in areas such as materials, intellectual property, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide range of commercial dealings. Our strong presence in global business centres, our long-established relationships with leading international legal and accounting firms and our experience before regulatory authorities enable us to deliver comprehensive, full-service legal advice to our clients. Our international capabilities are enhanced by our charter membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s largest non-exclusive referral network of independent law firms, and TechLaw Group, Inc., an international network of law firms specializing in technology.