Brandon Barnes: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Brandon Barnes

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Securities Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • India
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Regulatory & Administrative Law
  • International Risk Management
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 Davis LLP'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.

In the Media
Brandon Barnes Comments on Anti-Corruption Legislation...
May 6, 2014
In January 2014, India enacted new anti-corruption legislation,...
Davis LLP Launches International Risk Management...
December 16, 2013
Davis LLP is pleased to announce the creation of a new practice...
Brandon Barnes Discusses Insolvency and the Companies...
December 4, 2013
Davis LLLP's Brandon Barnes was quoted in a story published...
Brandon Barnes Discusses Proposed Amendments to Canada's...
April 2, 2013
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Brandon Barnes Discusses Canada's Regulation of Electronic...
March 11, 2013
Davis LLP's Brandon Barnes was quoted extensively in an...
Brandon Barnes Counters Criticism of Canadian Justice...
January 22, 2013
Brandon Barnes, an associate in the Davis LLP Litigation Group,...

Making Litigation Pay: Identifying and Securing the Debtor's...
June 6, 2012
Finding and recovering a judgment debtor’s assets is often the greatest challenge in litigation. And, as Canadian

Bankruptcy is Expensive: The Ontario Court of Appeal Forces...
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
August 21, 2013
I am tempted to draft a blog post listing the top ten ironies...
Arbitration: One Step Forward, One Step Back
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
March 12, 2013
Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court (also a celebrity...
Conviction about Convictions - How Not to Gauge Success...
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
January 28, 2013
In light of the recent decision of R v. Dunn, in which the...
Former Nortel Executives Acquitted of Fraud: Can Lessons...
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
January 16, 2013
Contributed by David Foulds, Brandon Barnes, Tudor Carsten, &n...


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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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