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About Kiran

Kiran has a broad commercial litigation practice with a particular focus in the areas of restructuring, construction and complex corporate/commercial disputes. He has been involved in a variety of cases including litigation relating to major construction projects, technology, shareholder disputes, public procurement processes, performance management, supply contracts, transportation, leasing, competition and securities class actions. Kiran has represented clients at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before administrative tribunals and international commercial arbitration panels.

Prior to joining Blakes, Kiran spent three years as a management consultant at a global consulting firm, where he provided strategic advice to clients in a variety of industries.  Kiran uses his commercial experience to deliver practical and timely advice that is aligned with clients' overall legal and business objectives.

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Kiran's representative matters include:

  • Representing the pension plan administrator of the Sears Canada Inc. Registered Retirement Plan in the CCAA liquidation of Sears Canada

  • Representing United States Steel Corporation in successfully asserting its US$2-billion claim against U.S. Steel Canada in which the court provided a fundamentally revised test for the distinction between debt and equity in an insolvency proceeding under the CCAA

  • Representing a group of U.S. funds in successfully dismissing a $1.3-billion action relating to the sale and acquisition of a major telecommunications company

  • Acting as lead counsel for a technology company in a dispute relating to the design, development and construction of a solar farm

  • Representing a construction equipment manufacturer involved in a dispute relating to performance management and dealer transition

  • Acting as counsel to a power generation company involved in a construction dispute relating to the engineering, procurement and construction for a biomass conversion project

  • Representing a major transportation company in a final offer arbitration proceeding under the Canada Transportation Act

  • Representing health care providers in litigation relating to procurement, supplier management and contractual termination, including an application for judicial review and injunction proceedings

  • Acting as counsel to a multinational technology company in a class action involving Sale of Goods Act and privacy claims relating to preloaded software

  • Representing Celestica Inc. on its successful appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the limitation period for bringing a statutory secondary market securities class action

  • Representing Visa Canada Corporation in a major resale price maintenance hearing before the Competition Tribunal of Canada

  • Acting for a large global mining client in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving the performance and termination of international supply agreements

  • Acting as lead trial and appellate counsel to a manufacturer of mobile data terminals in an action against one of its suppliers relating to defective components

  • Representing the administrator of a public pension plan in a commercial leasing dispute involving the interpretation of a retail lease at a major shopping center

  • Representing a media company in a shareholder dispute involving its acquisition of an online business

  • Acting as lead counsel to an online media company in a proceeding before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario relating to the enforcement of online user forum rules

  • Representing an investment banking boutique and one of its principals in a successful motion to stay proceedings based on jurisdictional grounds

Awards & Recognition

Kiran has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2023–2024 (Future Star)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Dispute Resolution: Ontario)

  • Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List 2020 – Canada

Professional Activities

Kiran is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates' Society.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2010
JD, University of Toronto – 2009
BA (Hon.), Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario – 2003

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