Financial Services Associates

Blakes is seeking an Associate with two to four years of demonstrated experience in financing, secured transactions and corporate-commercial law to join its thriving Financial Services team.

Our Financial Services group advises many of Canada’s leading financial institutions, as well as leading U.S., European, Asian and other non-Canadian financial services providers. We also regularly act for borrowers in a wide variety of industries.

Blakes is recognized as having Canada’s preeminent financial services practice. Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 ranks Blakes number one in banking and finance: “Pre-eminent Canadian firm with robust expertise…. One source enthuses: ‘Blakes is considered to be a very sophisticated law firm when it comes to financial services and it is known to advise many of the top financial institutions in Canada,’ adding: ‘Their level of knowledge and expertise is second to none in this market….’ Market commentators recognise that the ‘firm’s lawyers are highly capable, the service and execution is excellent and they bring an impressive depth of experience.’”

Thanks to our clients, Blakes has the highest number of ranked lawyers of any Canadian law firm for the second consecutive year in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018. In 2017, Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index for the fourth time and third-year running, and named Canada Law Firm of the Year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards for the ninth consecutive year. In addition, many of our lawyers are continuously recognized as leaders in their respective fields in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canada’s leading guide to lawyers. Blakes was also named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received seven times since 2008.

As a member of the Blakes Financial Services group, you will gain experience in all aspects of financial transactions (domestic and cross-border) across a wide spectrum of the financial services industry. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the best transactional work in the Vancouver and Canadian markets with a highly respected team of top-tier lawyers.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your cover letter, resumé and transcripts to:

Jennifer McNaught, LL.B. M.Ed.
Director, Legal Personnel and Professional Development
Dir: 604-631-4299

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49314
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1L3