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 Montréal office became the Lex Mundi member for Quebec in 2008 and is staffed by seasoned practitioners who are recognized leaders in their field. In addition to advising a local base of clients in the province, members of our Montréal office also assist Blakes’ clients across Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in managing their business interests in Quebec. The scope of our practice in Montréal is predominantly corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on: financial services; infrastructure (public-private partnerships); information technology; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation and class actions; mergers and acquisitions; pensions and benefits; securities; real estate; restructuring; taxation; environmental; mining; and telecommunications and broadcasting.
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.