Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s leading business law firms, as well as one of its oldest and best known. Its integrated office network, involving lawyers in offices across Canada and in the U.S., Europe, the Gulf Region 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 Gulf Region 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 2012. For the first three quarters, Blakes ranked as the number one law firm for Canadian announced transactions based on deal value and deal count on the Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters M&A league tables. Blakes was also named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal for the fourth consecutive year and “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” in the Chambers Global Awards for the third time. 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.