​Blakes has been named Tax Firm of the Year for Canada in the 2012 International Tax Review (ITR) Americas Tax Awards and is the only law firm to win this award five years in a row. Blakes was also awarded North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year for the second consecutive time and was the first-time recipient of the Canadian Tax Disputes Firm of the Year award.

The Americas Tax Awards are presented 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 11 categories, more than any other Canadian law firm, including for Americas M&A Tax Team of the Year, Americas Tax Disputes Firm of the Year and North America Tax Firm of the Year.