• LL.B, 2008
    University of British Columbia
  • BSc, Computing Science, 2004
    Simon Fraser University

Year of Call/Admission

  • British Columbia, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Ally Bharmal

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Ally Bharmal's 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, and advice with respect to ongoing business matters. Ally also advises on the commercial needs of his clients 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 and beverage perspective, this includes co-packer agreements, distribution agreements and ingredient supply agreements.

Ally is a leading lawyer in British Columbia in venture capital financing, and has acted on over 100 venture capital or similar financing transactions with aggregate proceeds of over C$500 million. He also has extensive experience in M&A transactions.

He is actively involved in the sectors in which he practises, and understands the industries in which his 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.

Honours and Awards

  • Law Foundation Scholarship, UBC, 2008
  • Panvini Scholarship in Law, UBC, 2008
  • M.F. Jefferson Smith Memorial Award, UBC, 2008

Community Involvement

  • Member for Legal Matter, Ismaili Council for Canada
  • Director, BC Food Processors Association
  • Director and Charter Member, TiE Vancouver
  • Cabinet Member, A Night of Miracles Gala (benefiting BC Children's Hospital Foundation)
  • Regular speaker and mentor at events hosted by BC Tech, SFU, UBC, Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech, TiE Vancouver and Founder Institute
  • Director, Kids Up Front Vancouver
  • Former Founder, Chairman and Director of Let Kids Play Foundation5 (2008 to 2013)
  • Member for Legal Matters, Ismaili Council for British Columbia (2012 to 2015)


  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Charter Member, TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Vancouver

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