Year called to the Bar:
John Wilkin is a partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto where he practises in the Securities Group, focusing primarily on domestic and cross-border corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions for public companies. John regularly advises Canadian and international companies on a wide range of corporate governance and securities law compliance issues and has significant transactional experience in the mining, financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. John also practised at Blakes’ London office for two years. In 2011, John was recognized in Lexpert’s Rising Stars as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. He has also been named as a leading Canadian lawyer to watch in Lexpert’s 2012 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and is listed by Chambers Global as a key individual to Blakes’ global mining practice. John has delivered lectures and seminars at law schools in Canada and the UK on international transactions and private international law, securities law, mining transactions and income trusts. John holds a master's degree in law from the University of Oxford and is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and Queen’s University School of Business.