Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Its integrated office network, with lawyers in offices across Canada and in the United States, Europe and China, gives clients access to the full spectrum of capabilities found throughout the Firm.
Canada has some of the world’s most advanced energy markets and is rich in natural resources. Our energy team is one of the leading practices in the country with global and in-depth industry knowledge.
Our 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. We have the experience and resources to provide timely strategic legal services for all types of business transactions and disputes.
We serve a comprehensive client base in all aspects of their business, with industry-leading energy expertise in one of the most advanced energy markets and regulatory regimes in the world. We also have vast experience supporting clients entering new and developing areas. We work collaboratively to offer comprehensive advice, and we are overwhelmingly dedicated to supporting the success of Canadian businesses and strengthening their place in the global economy.
Blakes continues to be recognized as a leading law firm in 2019. Thanks to our clients, in 2019, Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in the Acritas Canadian Law Firm Index. We were also named Canada Law Firm of the Year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards for the 11th consecutive year and received the most top-tier rankings by practice area of any Canadian law firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Our lawyers continue to be recognized as leaders in their fields in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canada's leading guide to lawyers.
Blakes was also named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received nine times since 2008. In addition, and according to Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Blakes is the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global M&A by deal count and value for this period, 2009-2018.
As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blakes provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. We focus on building long-term relationships with clients. We do this by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context.