​TORONTO (September 19, 2014) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, has been awarded 2014 “Canada Tax Firm of the Year” for the sixth time and 2014 “Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year.” Blakes was also awarded a deal award for a private equity deal. The awards were presented at the ninth annual International Tax Review (ITR) Americas Tax Awards, held September 18th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

“It is a true honour to be selected Tax Firm of the Year for the sixth time. We are particularly pleased that the strength of our tax disputes practice has been recognized again this year,” said Jeff Trossman, Practice Group Leader for the Blakes Tax group. “These awards confirm the leading role of the Blakes Tax group in the Canadian and North American tax 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 nine categories, including Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year; Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year; Canada Tax Firm of the Year; Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year; Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year; Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year; North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year; North America 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 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 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 having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2014, which measures law firm brands most favoured by top companies in Canada and internationally. We were also the only Canadian firm to be named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2014 and “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” for the fourth time in the Chambers Global Awards 2013. 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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