Brock W. Gibson, Q.C.
Chair | Calgary, Toronto
Calgary: 403-260-9610
Toronto: 416-863-2150

Brock is Chair of Blakes and practises in the area of corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and private equity transactions. His clients include leading issuers, financial institutions, investment dealers, energy and service companies.


Brock's recent mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance experience includes acting as lead counsel on more than 170 mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and public equity and debt offerings. He has also advised on some of the largest commercial transactions in Canada.


Brock was named one of "Alberta's 50 Most Influential People" in the July 2013 issue of Alberta Venture magazine. He is also recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Canada in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Energy (Oil & Gas); Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity)
  • The 2018 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Recommended - Corporate and M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Corporate Governance; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Securities Law)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Corporate/M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2018
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities; Energy (Oil & Gas); Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Recommended - Corporate and M&A)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Capital Markets - Most Highly Regarded Individual; Corporate Governance; Energy; M&A)
  • Who's Who Legal: Energy 2016
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2015 Edition (Capital Markets)
  • The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers & Acquisitions)
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Quoted: Blakes' brand pulls ahead of Canadian law firm pack, Acritas says
Interviewed by Julius Melnitzer, Legal Post, National Post, April 4, 2017.
Quoted: "McCarthy and Blakes continue top ranking by legal publisher Chambers"
Interviewed by Drew Hasselback, Calgary Herald, October 14, 2016
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