Partner announcement

Blakes Welcomes New Partner Michael Kariya

February 3, 2017

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is pleased to announce that Michael Kariya has become a Partner of the Firm.

Michael Kariya’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general advisory matters. Michael has particular expertise in the energy, mining, infrastructure, technology and defence sectors, and has spent time on secondment with an oil and gas supermajor.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is a leading business law firm with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. We also focus on building long-term relationships with clients by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.

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Michael Kariya

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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University of Calgary

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