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Saurabh Nagpal

Saurabh Nagpal – Associate Partner
Physical Commodities Trading/Private Equity


Saurabh is a highly motivated and entrepreneurial lawyer, called to the bar both in India and Canada with extensive experience in transactions across different industries, deal-making, and strategic implementation. At Blackhawk, Saurabh is a key partner responsible for the firm’s expansion in the emerging markets of India.

In 2009 he co-founded 1618 Capital Corp., an India-based investment and advisory firm focusing on global opportunities in such industries as Mining, Energy, Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Commodities.
He has also served as India advisor to Azim Capital Corp., a Toronto based privately owned financial institution, which provides investment banking/commodities trading and advisory solutions to a global and diversified client base.

Saurabh’s role encompasses handling all legal and investment aspects of structuring transactions in the mining, energy, real estate and commodities trading sector. He has been involved in negotiating joint ventures, structuring international trade commodities transactions of metals (ferrous, non-ferrous and precious), and handling all transactional aspects (due-diligence, multi-jurisdictional laws, investment vehicles etc.), in mining acquisition deals for gold exploration companies. He is involved extensively in the mining sector in Uganda.

Saurabh brings to the team a well-rounded and diverse international experience, having lived and worked in countries like India and Canada; perfectly bridging the gap between different business cultures.
A graduate of the Panjab University with a Commerce background, Saurabh is also a member of the Bar Council of India. As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, he completed his accreditation under a Certificate of Qualification (National Committee on Accreditation) equivalent to a Graduate of Law through the Law Faculty, University of Toronto, Canada.