We advise on a wide range of transactions, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, inbound and outbound investments, and acquisitions and business expansion in Canada. We have acted for a number of large, multinational corporations in connection with mining, telecommunications, energy and infrastructure projects, among others.
Clients retain Blakes because we possess unmatched expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, competition, antitrust and foreign investment, commodity tax and customs, taxation, technology, and real estate matters. They know that they can rely on our recognized skill and leading practices devoted to energy, natural resources, forestry and mining, oil and gas, environmental, financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, telecommunications, and technology. In fact, our extensive mining and natural resources expertise is recognized as among the best worldwide, offering clients in-depth knowledge and expertise in the key Canadian financial and capital markets.
Both foreign and domestic clients benefit from our lawyers’ strategic business advice and guidance through Canada’s legislative and regulatory framework, including foreign investment regulations and disclosure requirements. Ranked by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in the first nine months of 2012 as the number one law firm for global and Canadian announced M&A by deal value, we are the firm of choice for clients seeking representation and advice on their inbound investments and cross-border M&A transactions. We are also especially respected for our financial services, capital markets and regulatory work. Having advised on many of the best-known global M&A and financing transactions, we are frequently called upon to act for clients in transactions involving non-Canadian acquirers of Canadian businesses. As a leader in corporate finance, we have assisted companies seeking to list offerings on Canada's Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. With offices in Canada’s financial centres and key business centres worldwide, Blakes is poised to assist international and domestic clients considering cross-border opportunities.
Blakes in Latin America
For many years, Blakes has represented leading Latin American companies doing business in Canada and Canadian companies with interests in Latin America. Working alongside local law firms and advisers, we regularly counsel Latin American-based companies on all aspects of Canadian foreign investment, securities, mining, mergers and acquisitions, competition, tax, trade, and business law. As a national Canadian law firm, Blakes has the experience and resources to provide fully integrated legal services to corporate clients across Canada and internationally.