Iñaki Gomez

Associate

Vancouver
IGomez@blg.com
604.632.3408

Iñaki has robust capital markets practice, focusing on the formation, management and operation of domestic public and private investment funds, the registration and ongoing securities regulatory and compliance matters of dealers, portfolio managers and investment fund managers, and regularly advises clients in mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, corporate governance and compliance matters.

Additionally, Iñaki advises clients under BLG's Startup & Grow™ Initiative, offering legal solutions tailored to entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies, primarily in the technology sector.

Iñaki competed as a race walker, representing Canada at major international sporting events, including the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, and World Athletics' (formerly, the International Association of Athletics Federations) World Athletics Championships. Since his retirement from competition, he has remained an athlete advocate in the sport community, taking on leadership roles at various levels of national and international sport.

Experience

  • Allied Hotel Properties Inc. (TSX: AHP) in its $102 million acquisition by DVP Hotel Development LP.
  • Represented First Block Capital Inc. in its registration as an investment fund manager and an exempt market dealer in order to operate a bitcoin investment fund (the first registration of an investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments).
  • Acted for dealers, portfolio managers and investment fund managers with respect to registration and ongoing securities regulatory and compliance matters, including developing, reviewing and assessing compliance procedures and practices.
  • Acted for Canadian-based investment fund managers in the continuous offering of retail investment funds in Canada.
  • Offers STARTUP&GROW™ clients legal solutions tailored to entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies, primarily in the technology sector.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Community Involvement

  • Member, World Athletics Governance Commission, 2020-present
  • Member, World Athletics Athletes' Commission, 2017-present (former Chair, 2017-2019)
  • Member, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission, 2016-present
  • Director, Athletics Canada, 2014-2018
  • Volunteer, BLG Business Venture Clinic

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2017
  • JD, University of Calgary, 2015
  • BA (international relations), University of British Columbia, 2011