Vakkas Bilsin joined Lewis & Associates in the spring of 2019. He was called to the bar in Ontario in January 2021. His practice focuses on business law, business immigration, immigration applications and Judicial Review Applications to the Federal Court of Canada. He obtained an LLB in 2013 and LL.M in Public Law in 2015 from Galatasaray University, in Istanbul, Turkey.
He specialized in various areas of international law, including UN Sanctions, Countermeasures in State Responsibility, International Economic Law, Investment Arbitration, during his LLM in international legal studies at the University of Vienna. He gained a practical knowledge of Canadian Law through GPLLM Program at the University of Toronto, from which he graduated in August 2020.
Prior to joining Lewis & Associates, he served as a trainee lawyer at a corporate law firm in Ankara, Turkey where he practiced Banking Law, Data Privacy, Corporate Law and Public-Private Partnership. His fields of interest include Canadian Business Law, Contract Law, Investor Immigration and International Trade Law.
He speaks English, Turkish and French.