TORONTO, (MAY 17, 2010) – For the third consecutive year, Blakes has been named “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” in the PLC Which Lawyer? Awards. Decided exclusively by international in-house counsel, the PLC Which Lawyer? Awards are a coveted prize for law firms. Over 5,500 general counsel were invited to select the winning law firms for the 34 different regional and country awards up for nominations this year. Blakes was the first firm to win the Canadian award in 2008.
PLC Which lawyer? is a guide to the leading lawyers and law firms in more than 110 countries and has been providing independently researched market intelligence on lawyers active in core commercial practice areas since 1995.
About Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, we serve a diverse national and international client base and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, Chicago, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Shanghai. Thanks to our clients and the challenging work they generate, Blakes was named “Canada’s Law Firm of the Year” for 2009 by Who’s Who Legal and, for the third year running, “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” in the PLC Which Lawyer? Awards. On December 16, 2009, the Financial Times and mergermarket awarded Blakes the Legal Advisor of the Year Award and, for the second year in a row, the Mid-Market Legal Advisor of the Year Canada Award. Blakes consistently ranks as the top Canadian firm according to rankings in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and mergermarket M&A league tables. In April 2010, mergermarket ranked Blakes the sixth busiest law firm in the world in global mergers and acquisitions. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s website at www.blakes.com or by following us on Twitter at twitter.com/BlakesNews.