Milos Barutciski

Milos Barutciski



Milos has helped define international trade practice in Canada through out his 30+ year career, advising clients in all aspects of international regulation and compliance.

He represents and advises Canadian and international clients on matters related to:

  • the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements
  • export controls and sanctions
  • foreign corrupt practices
  • product regulation
  • customs laws and international dispute settlement
  • foreign investment review
  • competition law

Milos has testified before federal and provincial parliamentary committees and addressed WTO and NAFTA working groups, Chinese and Indian trade officials and foreign business organizations.

He was engaged by the Government of Canada to negotiate competition law cooperation agreements with the U.S. and the E.U. (1994-1995) and by The World Bank to advise on regulatory reform in the Middle East and Africa (1996-1999).


  • BLG acted as Canadian counsel for PE-backed Atlanta-based buyer, East West Manufacturing, LLC in its acquisition of all the assets of Groupe Varitron, Inc., a top five electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider in Canada.
  • Milos has represented Fortune-500 and leading international and Canadian companies in anticorruption, export control, sanctions and cartel investigations involving investigations by:
    • Canadian authorities (RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Competition Bureau, Global Affairs Canada)
    • the U.S. Department of Justice
    • the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • the European Commission
    • the World Bank's Integrity Vice-Presidency
    • He has also been retained by several Canadian government agencies in relation to international compliance matters.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, executive board, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Founding member, taskforce on bribery and corruption of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s business and industry advisory committee
  • Past president, International Law Association
  • Past chair, international law section, Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 and previous editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (International Trade and Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 and previous editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO).
  • Recognized in the 2021 and previous editions of The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory (International Trade Regulation).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations), (Business & Human Rights Law) and (International Trade/WTO).
  • Recognized in the 2019 and previous editions of The Legal 500 (International Trade).
  • Recognized by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized in the 2018 and previous editions of Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business .
  • Recognized in the current edition of Global Investigations Review 100 as a prominent investigations practitioner.
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal as a leading investigations lawyer.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1987
  • Québec, 1987
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1984
  • LLL (licence en droit), University of Ottawa, 1985