1/5/2018

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has been ranked as the leading Canadian law firm for global and cross-border M&A in 2017. 

Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket ranked Blakes as the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global announced M&A deals by deal value in their annual league tables. Blakes was also ranked as the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global announced M&A deals by deal count by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

In addition, Blakes is ranked as the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global cross-border announced M&A deals by deal value and deal count in 2017, according to Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket.

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, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Other notable results from the M&A league tables include No. 1 rankings in Agribusiness, Food and Beverage; Energy and Oil & Gas; Financial Services; and Mining.

A selection of our No. 1 rankings is listed below:

Bloomberg

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 announced – Counsel to principals by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced – Counsel to principals by deal count

Cross Border

  • ​No. 1 Canadian firm in global cross border announced by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global cross border announced by deal count

Thomson Reuters

Canada

  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – Values up to $500 million by deal count

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 mid-market announced – Values up to $500 million by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global mid-market announced – Values up to $500 million by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global completed by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global 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

Mergermarket

Canada

  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – Values up to $500 million by deal value

Global

  • ​No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal value
  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – Values up to $500 million by deal value

Cross Border

  • ​No. 1 Canadian firm in cross border announced by deal value
  • ​No. 1 Canadian firm in cross border announced by deal count​

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