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Blakes Receives the Most Band 1 Practice Rankings: Chambers Canada 2018

September 28, 2017

TORONTO (September 28, 2017) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, is pleased to announce that we have once again received the most Band 1 practice rankings of any law firm in the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

The Firm’s national strength was also recognized as we received the most Band 1 rankings in the nationwide category for: practices, lawyers, and practices with lawyers ranked in Band 1.

“At Blakes, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver results for our clients with our integrated client service approach across Canada, with unrivalled strength in depth,” said Brock Gibson, Chair of Blakes. 

Our Band 1 practice rankings include: 

Aboriginal Law

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation



Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)

Energy & Natural Resources: Energy: Oil & Gas


Information Technology

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Litigation: General Commercial

Pensions & Benefits

Product Liability 

Projects: PPP & Infrastructure

Public Procurement

Real Estate


Transportation: Aviation

Blakes also received the most Band 1 practice and lawyer rankings combined out of 168 rankings overall.

The guide, published by Chambers and Partners, ranks the best lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada. Rankings are primarily based on peer and client interviews, but also rely on information submitted by law firms.

Blakes is continuously recognized as a leading Canadian firm in Chambers guides. We consistently receive top rankings in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, all as a result of feedback from clients and peers. In the 2017 edition, we had the highest number of ranked lawyers of any Canadian law firm​.