1/6/2017

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has been ranked as the leading Canadian law firm for global M&A in 2016.

Thanks to our clients and the work they entrust in us, both Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg ranked Blakes as the number one Canadian firm in global announced M&A deals by deal value in their annual league tables. Thomson Reuters also ranked Blakes as the number one Canadian firm in global announced M&A deals by deal count.

The Firm’s strength in providing Canadian legal advice, not only to companies investing in Canada, but also to Canadian companies doing transactions internationally, was reflected in best-in-class M&A rankings in multiple international jurisdictions. Blakes received top rankings for M&A deals in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe and Mexico, as well as for cross-border transactions generally.

Other notable results from the M&A league tables include Bloomberg ranking Blakes as the number one firm for mining M&A and Thomson Reuters ranking Blakes as the premier Canadian law firm for global energy and oil and gas by deal value and financial services by deal count.

A selection of Blakes No. 1 rankings is listed below.

Thomson Reuters

Global

No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Completed by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Completed by deal count

United States

No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Completed by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Completed by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Target Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Target Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Target Completed by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Target Completed by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Public Involvement Completed by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Public Involvement Completed by deal count

Cross-Border

No. 1 Canadian firm in Cross-Border Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Cross-Border Announced by deal count

Asia Pacific

No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in China Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in China Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in South Korea Announced by deal value

Europe

No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United Kingdom Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United Kingdom Announced by deal count

Bloomberg

Global

No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced – Counsel to Principals by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Mid-Market Announced – Values up to US$500-million by deal value

Asia Pacific

No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in China Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in South Korea Announced by deal value

Europe

No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United Kingdom Announced by deal count

Mexico

No. 1 Canadian firm in Mexico Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Mexico Announced by deal count

About M&A at Blakes

Blakes has one of the largest and most active mergers and acquisitions practices in Canada. We are frequently retained by major domestic and international companies, financial institutions, private equity funds and leading international law firms to provide strategic counsel in M&A transactions. Our cross-Canada and international presence gives Blakes exceptional cross-border capability in principal markets around the world.

Find out more about our M&A practice.

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