Sam Baker is a senior practitioner in the field of domestic and international business transactions. He began his professional career in corporate and oil and gas law with McLeod Dixon, now Norton Rose, then established, with Hubert Stitt and Schuyler Sigel, the Canadian presence of global law firm Baker & McKenzie, of which he was an international partner for 25 years.
Sam has been Canadian counsel to a host of multinational corporations and ventures from a multitude of jurisdictions such as: Federal Express, Mars, Amway, Raytheon, Milton Bradley (US); Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric, Daifuku (Japan); Minmetals (China); Tech Mahindra, Synechron, Cybage (India); Embraer (Brazil); Canpotex (Canada). His fields of concentration include corporate structuring, acquisitions and mergers, regulatory compliance, inbound and outbound investment, licensing and joint ventures, international tax planning, industrial/infrastructure projects, import/export transactions, marketing and distribution, real estate, trade-marks and immigration.
Sam conducts a globally-oriented law practice in association with Vinay Sarin MBA, JD, the scope of which covers the entire field of business organization/transactions and the trans-border movement of investment and individuals.
Sam is a frequent speaker and author of books and articles on foreign investments and joint ventures, international taxation, technology transfers and conduct of business in Canada.
Sam has held senior leadership positions in a number of business and charitable organizations including: President, Scandinavian-Canadian Business Association, President, Canada-Korea Society (Ontario); Director, Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce and Finnish-Canadian Business Association; Canadian Representative, Asia Pacific Lawyers’ Association; Stake President (Toronto), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.