Blakes was named "Law Firm of the Year: Canada" for 2012 by Chambers and Partners, one of the world’s leading publishers of legal directories and trade periodicals. This is an honour that is awarded on the basis of input received from other law firms and clients worldwide for the Chamber Global guide. As a result, 106 of our lawyers were ranked as leading practitioners in the Canadian section of the 2012 edition, more than any other Canadian law firm. Blakes previously won this award in 2004 and 2007.

According to Chambers, "Blakes is undoubtedly one of Canada's leaders, achieving top rankings in many of the key areas. Its transactional record is especially superb, with M&A in the resources sector generating some of the firm's (and Canada's) biggest deals."