Ranked in Band 1 for Litigation: General Commercial - Canada
Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019
Our lawyers take a client-first approach to each unique situation. Disputes are not treated as litigation files but as business problems to be resolved in the most creative manner. Our complete range of advanced risk-management strategies helps clients avoid many disputes altogether. With all the litigation advice and expertise needed under one roof, our lawyers leverage best practices across industries and take swift action to produce the most favourable outcomes.
Canadian and international clients rely on our practical business advice and formidable courtroom skills to resolve their high-stakes commercial disputes in virtually every court in the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada, where our litigation lawyers regularly appear on cases at the forefront of developments in Canadian law.
Blakes also has four decades of class actions experience, with some of the top litigation lawyers in Canada on the team. We have defended clients in more than 400 class actions across the country, including many notable cases that have been successful at trial and on dispositive applications and motions.
We have significant experience advising on issues and disputes that involve:
Arbitration & International Dispute Resolution
Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance
Constitutional & Charter of Rights
Construction Dispute Resolution
Environmental Litigation & Enforcement
Media & Defamation
Tax Controversy & Litigation
Successfully defended Lyft Canada against an attempt by a coalition of taxi companies in British Columbia to obtain an injunction to block Lyft’s ridesharing operations in the province.
The Consortium of Energy Producers in a successful ruling against B.C. blocking the Trans Mountain expansion project.
Successful counsel at Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reversing trial decision in dispute over SaskEnergy headquarters in Regina.
Successfully represented Israeli-based Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. before the Supreme Court of Canada concerning internet jurisdiction and the alleged defamation of Canadian businessman Mitchell Goldhar.
Members of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution group are recognized as leading lawyers in the recent editions of following publications: