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As one of very few full-service Canadian law firms, Blakes has the experience and resources to provide fully integrated legal services to corporate clients across Canada, offering European investors geographic-specific advice regarding their Canadian investments. We advise clients across a wide range of industries, including aviation, food, beverage and agribusiness, consumer products, energy, financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, natural resources, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and technology. Our strong industry knowledge allows us to represent our clients’ interests both effectively and efficiently.

Blakes is recognized as a leading firm in Canadian M&A transactions, capital markets, competition and antitrust, foreign investment, financial services, and tax. We have advised on many of the most high-profile global M&A and financing transactions and represent European companies in their Canadian transactions, optimizing their business opportunities and limiting their risk exposure.

Blakes is also adequately positioned to advise on trade and business law issues, including opportunities available to importers and exporters with regards to free trade agreements. In addition, many European companies seek our advice on intellectual property, information technology, litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency matters.

Working alongside prominent European law firms, we advise Canadian clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial transactions in Europe. From our London office, we advise our European clients investing in Latin America, Africa and Asia. We also act for Canadian issuers and international underwriters in placing debt and equity securities in Euromarkets and arranging syndicated loans and related transactions. As a leader in corporate finance, and in conjunction with U.K. counsel, we have assisted clients seeking to list on the London Stock Exchange.

Our strong presence globally, long-established relationships with leading international legal and accounting firms, and experience before regulatory authorities enable us to deliver comprehensive, full-service legal advice to our clients. Our international capabilities are enhanced by our charter membership in Lex ​Mundi​, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100-plus countries worldwide.

Awards & Recognition

​Members of the Blakes Europe team are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields by the following surveys and guides:

  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • IFLR: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

  • Law Business Research’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory