Sanjay Goorachurn

Partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Sanjay Goorachurn provides IP management, strategy and transactional support to Canadian and global innovative companies. His clients benefit from his astute advice, steady hand and diverse IP expertise, particularly during complex multi-jurisdictional M&A, IP-related and licensing transactions.

Mr Goorachurn has significant experience in developing IP management programmes and IP strategies. He conducts IP audits in the context of assessing, improving and implementing IP management programmes for clients to support their business objectives and corporate strategies. He also collaborates with valuation and tax professionals in valuing and optimising IP assets in transfer pricing, purchase price allocation and valuation projects in North America.

Mr Goorachurn has represented clients in several industries, including clean tech and energy, industrial, consumer and sport products, transport, cosmeceuticals, pharmaceuticals and animal health.

Mr Goorachurn has been recognised by clients in the IAM Patent 1000 as “a pro at creating value for companies who can always be counted on to manage the IP aspects of complex transactions with a steady hand” and “an outstanding strategist” who “provides astute advice across a multitude of sectors”. In the IAM Licensing 250, he was described as someone who “really strikes the right tone with clients”, “has an innate ability to demystify the often complex and confusing realm of IP”, “[is] diligent, responsive and attentive to business needs”, “always tries to find the win-win solution between parties” and “[is] always thinking about how work done today will create value in the future”.

IAM says

Sanjay Goorachurn is a “highly experienced, articulate and creative individual” whose advice leads companies to “see intellectual property as an investment, not a cost, and approach it in a strategic manner”. “He is one of the very best in Canada.”

Professional associations

  • Bar of Quebec
  • LSUC (Bar of Ontario)
  • CBA
  • IPIC
  • LES


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Valuation

Firm details

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 3300
Montreal QC H3B 4W5

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