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Vanessa Voakes

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Vanessa Voakes is an associate in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group in Toronto. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2017, Vanessa practiced as a commercial litigator at one of Canada's large leading law firms.

Practice Focus

Vanessa advises Canadian and international clients on commercial agreements, advertising and marketing issues, regulatory compliance issues in the areas of food and consumer products, competition and antitrust issues and privacy law. She has extensive experience assisting clients with dispute resolution strategy and management as well as advising on strategies related to risk management and the mitigation and avoidance of liability.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member
  • The Advocates' Society - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member


  • Ontario~Canada (2010)


  • University of Windsor (JD) (2009)
  • University of Windsor (BA Honours) (2006)


  • English