Full Name
Sarbjit S. Basra
Job Title
Managing Partner
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Speaker Bio
Managing Partner in Toronto, Sarb leads the firm’s strategic direction. He sets the standard for our partnership with his commitment to excellence and client service.

For over two decades, leading private equity firms and institutions have trusted Sarb for his ongoing advice on private fund formation, the creation of pooled investment vehicles and investment transactions – both in Canada and internationally. He is known for providing innovative solutions to clients’ most complex business initiatives – whether structuring a private fund or leading a private equity or M&A transaction.

Clients consider Sarb a “senior and strategic” lawyer who “looks after relationships really well,” describing him as “phenomenal” and “the best in Canada.” (Chambers Canada 2020; Chambers Canada 2019) Sarb is a key adviser to governments on the establishment of private sector–led funds of funds designed to spark venture capital investment by the private sector.
Most recently, he advised the Business Development Bank of Canada on the formation of four funds of funds as part of its Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative.
Sarbjit S. Basra