Blakes is seeking a Financial Services Associate (2-5 year call) to join its thriving Vancouver Financial Services team. We would like to speak to candidates who have relevant experience at a large firm or a smaller banking and finance-focused firm.
The Blakes Financial Services group provides an exceptional opportunity for its associates to develop strong legal and client-service skills through work on local, national and international finance transactions.
Blakes is a driving force in the financial services sector in Canada. Our Financial Services transactional lawyers are highly respected and internationally recognized. Our practice covers a broad range of asset classes for both lender-side and borrower-side mandates. Our Financial Services transactional practice services areas such as syndicated lending, leveraged finance, asset-based loans, project and infrastructure finance, energy finance, equipment finance, real estate finance, structured finance, and securitizations. Blakes regularly acts as counsel to many of Canada’s major financial institutions, as well as U.S., European and other non-Canadian financial services providers.
Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive awards and top rankings. In 2021, and for the seventh time and sixth consecutive year, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand in the Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Brand Index (formerly, Acritas Canadian Law Firm Brand Index). Our Financial Services practice is consistently ranked year-over-year in the top-tier by leading industry publications, including Chambers Canada: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. Most recently, Blakes was named Law Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance Law by Best Lawyers.
Blakes enthusiastically invests in the communities where we live and work — from pro bono work to supporting diversity, women's initiatives and the environment. Blakes was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2021 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the 11th time since 2008.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to:
Jennifer McNaught, LL.B. M.Ed.
Director, Legal Personnel & Professional Development
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49314
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1L3