TORONTO (October 6, 2008) – LawFuel – Legal Announcements – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, was named “Tax Firm of the Year” for Canada at the third annual International Tax Review (ITR) Americas Tax Awards, recently held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The Americas Tax Awards recognize the leading tax firms in both North and South America. The selection of Blakes is a distinct honour, and reflects the depth, breadth, sophistication, and unique national scope of the Blakes tax practice.
Blakes was one of five firms nominated for this award. The winner of the award is selected based on the ITR’s extensive independent research and analysis, and reflects input from a broad spectrum of tax directors, peer reviews and detailed analysis.
“The Firm takes particular pride in the selection of Blakes as ‘Tax Firm of the Year’ for Canada. As one of Canada’s leading business law firms, we have always considered it a priority to have a first-tier tax practice,” said Jim Christie, Chairman of the Firm. “We greatly appreciate ITR’s recognition of the recent accomplishments of our Tax Group.”
The ITR noted that “Blakes has had a phenomenal year, adding highly respected senior advisers to their offices across Canada and assisting top-end clients with advice of the highest quality.”
About International Tax Review
International Tax Review has established itself as the world’s most authoritative magazine dedicated to international tax strategy. Each issue includes comprehensive international news and analysis, unique guides to the most recent international deals, in-depth features, surveys, international updates and profiles.
About the Tax Group at Blakes
Blakes tax lawyers provide comprehensive advice in all areas of Canadian tax. The Firm’s tax expertise has been instrumental in assisting both Canadian and international businesses as they operate in multiple jurisdictions. Blakes provides comprehensive advice in the most efficient manner to enable our clients to structure and finance their Canadian operations with regard to both domestic and international tax considerations. We also represent multinationals with operations in Canada facing cross-border tax controversies in their dealings with the Canadian revenue authorities.