Simar Anand maintains a broad corporate/commercial practice. He regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private placements and debt and equity financings, as well as private equity and venture capital fund formation. He also advises on formation, governance, structure and financing issues for early-stage companies with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation, particularly in the Agtech and Foodtech space. Simar is a member of Fasken's SEED program, the Asia Pacific Practice Group and is actively involved in leading Fasken's India Region initiatives.
Simar graduated from the University of Windsor and was valedictorian of his graduating class. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from McGill University where he won several awards at inter-university case competitions. While pursuing his business degree, Simar managed and expanded the family-owned restaurant, Resto Darbar, which has ranked in the Top 20 Restaurants of Montreal since he took on the role. Before coming to the firm, Simar worked as a foreign investment intern for the U.S. Department of Commerce and for a corporate law boutique in Montreal. At Windsor Law, Simar was involved with the Bring in the Bystander Initiative™ and facilitated several workshops on sexual assault prevention. He also conducted legal research for a local tax litigation firm and competed in several moots. In his spare time, Simar enjoys being in the kitchen and experimenting with cuisines from around the world. Simar speaks Hindi, Urdu and is fluent in French and Punjabi.
Simar summered at the Firm in 2016 and was seconded to Extreme Venture Partners, one of Canada’s leading venture capital firms.