John Brao

John Brao

Baker & McKenzie LLP


John Brao is an associate in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. As a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, John spent a semester abroad in London, England studying corporate/commercial law at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining the Firm as an associate, John articled at a boutique litigation firm and later worked for a leading full service firm, where he gained diverse experience in a variety of corporate practice areas.

Practice Focus

John's practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, domestic and cross-border private and public company M&A, and securities-related matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Brookfield Business Partners L.P. in connection with the non-US legal aspects of its USD 13.2 billion acquisition of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business. The transaction spanned over 40 jurisdictions.
  • Represented Sika, a Swiss chemical group in its successful acquisition of King Packaged Materials Company.
  • Acted for the Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub in connection with its investment in Hopper Inc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member


  • Ontario~Canada (2018)


  • Osgoode Hall Law School (JD) (2017)
  • Carleton University (BA Honors with high distinction, Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law) (2014)


  • English