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Ally Bharmal, Partner

Ally Bharmal *

Partner Fasken
My goal is to be a trusted advisor for clients, and to help them negotiate and close the key transactions that will help take their businesses to the next level.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2009
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Ally Bharmal is a corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate/commercial Partner based in the Vancouver office. He provides advice for a variety of private companies, with an emphasis on the technology sector and the food, beverage and agri-tech sector. Ally is a leading lawyer in the area of corporate finance for technology and food and beverage companies, having acted on over one hundred venture capital or similar financing transactions with aggregate proceeds of over $600 million.

His growing practice focuses on corporate and commercial business advice for a variety of clients, with an emphasis on the technology and food, beverage and agri-tech sectors.

Ally principally represents private companies on a wide range of transactions, including start-up and incorporation issues, shareholders' agreements, financing transactions (including debt and equity angel and venture capital), mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, and advice with respect to ongoing business matters. He has extensive experience with respect to Board governance, and often serves as corporate secretary for clients.

He also advises on commercial needs with respect to operational matters. From a technology perspective this includes licensing transactions, services, development and outsourcing agreements, confidentiality agreements, collaboration agreements, promotional contests, and website terms and conditions. From a food, beverage and agri-tech perspective, this includes co-packer agreements, distribution agreements and ingredient supply agreements. He also has extensive experience in M&A transactions.

Ally is actively involved in the sectors in which he practices, and understands the industries in which clients operate. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ally completed his Computing Science degree and worked for various technology companies, including TELUS. He takes an active role in the food and beverage industry, including serving as a Director of the BC Food Processors Association.

BC Food & Beverage (BCFB) highlights Fasken in a video following "Associate Member of the Year" (2019) award win:


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BSc, Computing Science Simon Fraser University

Community involvement

  • Member for Legal Matters, Ismaili Council for Canada
  • Director, BC Food and Beverage Association
  • Charter Member, Director and President-Elect, TiE Vancouver
  • Regular speaker and mentor at events hosted by BC Tech, SFU, UBC, Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech, TiE Vancouver and Founder Institute
  • Regular mentor at the World Trade Centre Vancouver's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)
  • Director, Kids Up Front Vancouver (2013-2016)
  • Cabinet Member, A Night of Miracles Gala (benefiting BC Children's Hospital Foundation) (2013 to 2017)
  • Member for Legal Matters, Ismaili Council for British Columbia (2012 to 2019)
  • Former Founder, Chairman and Director, Let Kids Play Foundation (2008 to 2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker An Overview of the BC Food & Beverage Industry World Trade Centre Trade Mission
Course Chair Financing the Tech Start-up location location Vancouver, BC


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