Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Its integrated office network, involving lawyers in offices across Canada and in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and China, gives clients access to the full spectrum of capabilities found throughout Blakes.
The Calgary office acts on some of the largest and most complex transactions in Canada and on major cross-border and international transactions, requiring expert legal advice, sensitivity to clients’ business objectives and a cooperative team approach. The firm’s lawyers are experts in a broad variety of domestic and international legal issues pertaining to the following areas: banking; civil litigation; commercial dispute resolution; corporate finance and securities; energy; environment; labor and employee benefits; oil and gas; private and public debt; real estate; restructuring and insolvency; structured finance; and tax. With over 100 lawyers and 120 support staff, the Calgary office has the depth, experience and resources to provide timely, strategic legal services for all types of business transactions and disputes, both nationally and across the globe.
Blakes continues to be recognized as a leading law firm in 2013. For the first three quarters, Blakes ranked as the number one law firm for Canadian announced transactions based on deal count in the Bloomberg and M&A league tables. Blakes was also named “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” by Chambers and Partners. This is the fourth time we have been honored with this award, more than any other Canadian firm. In addition, Blakes was also named “Canadian Law Firm of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year by Who’s Who Legal. Many of our lawyers are also recognized as leaders in their respective fields, evidenced by the fact that they are continually recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canada’s leading guide to lawyers, in almost every category of law.