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.
The Firm’s Montréal office assists a local base of clients in Quebec as well as clients across Canada, the U.S. Europe and Asia in managing their business interests in Quebec. The scope of the Firm’s practice in Montréal is predominantly corporate/commercial law with emphasis on banking, financial services, securities, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, real estate, infrastructure (public-private partnerships), energy, project finance, taxation, intellectual property and information technology. Blakes in Montréal is well known for its ranked litigation practice. The Firm’s litigation practice services many large U.S.-based or international companies that have to deal with complex business litigation, whether it’s a class action, a product liability case, or construction or infrastructure litigation.
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.