Blair practises in the area of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on regulatory matters relating to trading securities and derivatives, including registration and marketplace regulation. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters including both public offerings and private placements. Blair also specializes in mergers and acquisitions by financial services firms. He has experience advising Canadian and foreign investment banks, securities dealers, stock exchanges, asset managers, pension funds and other institutional investors.
Blair joined the firm as a summer student in 2006 and completed his articles with the firm in 2007–2008, during which time he spent three months on secondment to Osler’s New York office. Blair spent six months on secondment to the Canadian Securities Transition Office in 2011 where he focused on derivatives regulation.