Eleven Blakes Lawyers Recognized in Guide More than any other Canadian law firm

TORONTO (July 23, 2012) – LawFuel.com – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, today announced that Legal Media Group’s Guide to the Leading Women in Business 2012 has ranked 11 Blakes lawyers.

This is the second edition of the guide, which is published every two years, and features leading women lawyers from around the world in a cross-section of practice areas.

Blakes has more lawyers ranked than any other Canadian law firm.

Competition and Antitrust – Julie Soloway
Corporate Governance – Pamela Hughes
Environmental – Caroline Findlay
Insolvency and Restructuring – Susan Grundy
Insolvency and Restructuring – Pamela Huff
Insurance and Reinsurance – Dawn Jetten
Product Liability – Jill Lawrie
Product Liability – Mary Jane Stitt
Project Finance – Anne Stewart, Q.C.
Real Estate – Silvana D’Alimonte
Transfer Pricing – Janice McCart

About the Guide to the Leading Women in Business 2012

Researchers for Legal Media Group send more than 4,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners or in-house counsel involved in each practice area in over 75 jurisdictions. Recipients are asked to nominate leading practitioners based on their work and reputation. The results are analyzed and screened for firm, network and alliance bias. The list of experts is then discussed and refined with advisers in legal centres worldwide.

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. In 2012, Blakes was named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” for the fourth consecutive year by Who’s Who Legal and “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” for the third time by Chambers and Partners. For the last five years, Blakes was the busiest Canadian M&A law firm, according to Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters league tables.

More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s website at www.blakes.com or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.

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