Sepideh Alavi  


Executive Summary

Sepideh Alavi is an associate in our Corporate Commercial Group in our Vancouver office. Sepideh is focusing her practice on advising clients across several industries with respect to corporate and commercial law issues. She also has experience in the areas of technology, intellectual property, privacy, marketing and related matters.

Sepideh co-founded StartUp & Grow™, a BLG initiative that offers practical, efficient legal solutions tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage, and growth-stage companies, and also includes flexible fee arrangements. In addition to legal service offerings, we host a wide range of networking and panel discussion events in our offices, and support the community through partnerships with numerous organizations that help propel innovative startups and entrepreneurs to the next level.

She is fluent in both Farsi and English.

Representative Work

  • Incorporations, amalgamations, continuations, corporate reorganizations and wind-ups.
  • Assists purchasers and sellers in connection with both share and asset sale transactions across a variety of industries and sectors.
  • Advises clients on a wide range of commercial agreements, including supply and service agreements.
  • Drafts, negotiates and advises clients on IT agreements and information system agreements for vital computer and software systems.
  • Assists organizations to find practical means of complying with legislative requirements.
  • Assists clients in relation to a variety of other legal concerns, such as privacy, security breaches, anti-spam, and consumer protection.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Privacy Law Udate,", BLG U, May 04, 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, "Top 10 Legal Issues for New Businesses," BLG's Startup Seminar Series, February 22, 2017.
  • Presenter, "Business Analytics and Privacy-related Risks," IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016, May 2016.
  • ​​Co-Author, "Select sections from Canadian internet law update — 2015," Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, "CASL: Year in Review," Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, January 2016.
  • Sepideh is a frequent contributor to the BLG'S Information Technology Bulletin. The Bulletin is intended to be of value to those interested in matters relating to information technology, Internet law and similar matters.
  • Presenter, Legal Tips: Starting-up your Business in 2015, New Year, New Venture, presented by Catapult.
  • Presenter, Working with a Lawyer, BLG Legal Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs 2014.
  • Co-Author and Presenter, "Negotiation Strategies: Legal, Business and Ethical Considerations", Insight 2013 Advanced Edition, Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements.