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Raees Nakhuda Joins Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto Office

October 22, 2014

Raees graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2013. As a law student, Raees was the recipient of the General Motors of Canada First Generation Fund Scholarship, the McMillan LLP Scholarship and was awarded the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in business organizations and the Genest Murray Prize in evidence. In 2010, Raees graduated with distinction from York University having completed an honours bachelor of business administration degree at the Schulich School of Business. As an undergraduate student, he was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship, the York University Entrance Scholarship and the Edith Schulich Scholarship awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence.

During the summer of 2012, Raees worked at Blakes as a student in the Firm’s Capital Markets & Securities Regulation group and Financial Services group. Previously, he interned at a criminal law office where he assisted on a variety of criminal proceedings.

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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Raees Nakhuda

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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University of Toronto

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