9/18/2015


TORONTO (September 18, 2015) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, has been awarded the 2015 “Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year” for the second consecutive year. Blakes was also awarded “Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year” for work on the Tim Horton’s/Burger King transaction. The awards were presented at the 10th annual International Tax Review (ITR) Americas Tax Awards, held September 17 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

 
“We have a very experienced national tax litigation practice group, and we are very happy to be recognized as Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year for 2015,” said Jeffrey Trossman, Practice Group Leader for the Blakes Tax group. “This award, along with the ‘Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year’ award confirms the leading role and strength of our tax practice in the Canadian and North American market.”
 
The Americas Tax Awards are awarded to firms that demonstrate the most innovative client work in their jurisdictions. Winners are selected based on ITR's extensive independent research and analysis that reflects input from a broad spectrum of tax directors, peer reviews and detailed analysis. Blakes was nominated in 10 categories, including Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year, Canada Tax Firm of the Year, Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year, Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year, Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year, Americas Technology and Telecommunications Tax Deal of the Year, Americas Tax Policy Team of the Year, North American Tax Disputes Firm of the Year and North America Tax Firm of the Year.
 
About International Tax Review
 
International Tax Review is the most trusted publication and online resource for corporate tax directors, policymakers and practitioners. It provides the most authoritative and up-to-date discussion of developments in tax, including changes in policy, practice and dispute resolution, and how they will have an impact on companies.
 
About the Tax Group at Blakes
 
Blakes Tax lawyers provide comprehensive professional advice in all areas of Canadian tax. Members of the group are based in each of our offices across Canada and include national leaders in all areas of Canadian tax, including cross-border structuring, multi-jurisdictional reorganizations, transfer pricing and tax controversy.
 
About Blakes
 
At Blakes, we serve a diverse national and international client base and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Thanks to our clients, Blakes was ranked as the only Canadian firm to be named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2015 as well as being routinely ranked across all practice areas for Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015. In addition, we also consistently rank as one of the top Canadian firms on the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket M&A league tables in terms of transactional value or number of deals for Canadian announced transactions.
 

 


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