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About Troy

Troy practises in the area of corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, procurement, and complex commercial transactions relating to technology.

He regularly advises clients on the procurement, distribution, outsourcing and repatriation of technology and related services, often in a multi-vendor or shared-service context. He also regularly advises on venture and private equity financings and the purchase and sale of private businesses, often with a cross-border component.

Prior to joining Blakes, Troy practised in-house as well as in the business law group of another leading national law firm.

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Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • A large retail company in the complete outsourcing of its online operations

  • A broad range of technology companies and U.S. venture capital investors in multiple cross-border financings

  • A global energy company in the outsourcing and licensing of its IT services to multiple vendors in multiple jurisdictions

  • A device manufacturer in connection with its acquisition of a software company focused on open source products

  • A Crown corporation in connection with the design, build and implementation of a title registry

Awards & Recognition

Troy is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Technology Law)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences 2023

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2020–2023 (Corporate Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019–2023: Corporate Law; 2021–2023: Information Technology Law, Technology Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020 and 2022–2023: Corporate Mid-Market, Technology Transactions; 2020–2021 and 2023: Computer & IT Law; 2019–2020 and 2022–2023: Corporate Commercial Law; 2022: Mergers & Acquisitions; 2021: Private Equity)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Technology)
Professional Activities

Troy is a member of The Law Society of British Columbia, the Vancouver Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2006
LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria – 2005
International Intellectual Property Law Summer Program, St. Peter's College, Oxford University – 2003
MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University – 1999

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