Brandon Barnes: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Brandon Barnes

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • International Risk Management
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Investigations
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Securities and Enforcement Litigation
  • Corporate
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.365.3429
Fax: 416.369.5241
University Clare College, Cambridge University, M.A., Cantab, 2003
Admitted2006, Alberta; 2009, Solicitor, England and Wales; 2010, Ontario
LanguagesEnglish and French

Brandon Barnes is a senior associate in the Litigation Group and the Banking & Financial Services Group of the firm's Toronto office.

Brandon's practice focuses on securities and banking litigation, with an emphasis on non-traditional capital structures. His clients include foreign financial institutions, private investors, emerging market issuers, and other corporate entities. He also acts for politically-exposed persons and clients with sensitive or confidential business interests. He has appeared before trial and appellate courts, with a professional preference for alternative dispute resolution and negotiation.

In addition to his advocacy practice, Brandon also advises on international legal risk management, with a focus on corruption avoidance and business integrity. He is regularly involved in cross-border asset tracing, and also advises on the anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering regulatory frameworks of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Brandon is licensed to practise law in Ontario, Alberta, and England & Wales, and practises in both English and French.



•Canadian Bar Association
•International Bar Association
•Law Society of England and Wales
•Law Society of Alberta


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The Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians
Brandon Barnes, September 19, 2014
On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...

Freezing Assets of Politically-Exposed Persons: A Feature of Canada’s International Sanctions Regime
Brandon Barnes, August 14, 2014
To date, Canada’s response to the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine has been the imposition of sanctions on Pro-Russian elements of the former Ukrainian government and Eastern Ukrainian separatist factions linked to Moscow. Russia itself has responded with sanctions directed at prominent...

Credit for Cooperation: The Ontario Securities Commission Attempts a Business-Like Approach to Regulatory Infractions
Brandon Barnes,Diana Weir, June 4, 2014
March saw the introduction of a series of new enforcement tools in OSC Staff Notice No. 15-702, which includes criteria for “no-contest” settlement agreements and “no-enforcement action” agreements. These agreements mean that some respondents to enforcement proceedings will,...
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Brandon Barnes

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2

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