Lara Merjane

Lara Merjane

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Over the past 10 years Lara gained significant experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for companies in Canada, the US, and Brazil.

She previously worked in legal departments of FinTechs, publicly traded American companies, and a group of technology, recruiting and payroll companies with branches across Canada and the US servicing Fortune 500 companies and the government, where she developed knowledge in cross-border commercial transactions.

Before moving to Canada, Lara practiced for seven years in Brazil on a broad array of commercial disputes, primarily litigating employment cases for multinational companies and negotiating collective bargaining agreements for regional and national unions.

Practice Focus

Lara’s practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial issues, with emphasis on M&A transactions, as well as risk and commercial contract management. Lara sees the bigger picture when providing clients in high-stake transactions with practical and results-oriented strategic advice.

Lara is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, is a certified Commercial Contracts Manager by the WCC, and holds a Certificate in Negotiation and Leadership by Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Brazilian Bar Association. She is also fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association

Admissions

  • Ontario~Canada (2020)
  • Brazil (2011)

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM) (2019)

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese