TORONTO (January 3, 2013) – LawFuel.com – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, announced today that Bloomberg’s Global Legal Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions Rankings 2012 recognized the Firm as the top M&A legal services provider in Canada. Blakes is also the only Canadian law firm to make the top 20 in the Global Announced league table by deal value and count.
The latest Bloomberg M&A rankings for 2012 put Blakes in the top spot in many categories, including the following:
No. 1 in Canada Announced by deal value
No. 1 in Canada Announced by deal count
In the U.S.
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Announced – Counsel to Principals by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced – Counsel to Principals by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced – Counsel to Principals by deal count
Also noteworthy is that, in addition to being the No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced – Counsel to Principals by deal value, Blakes made the top 10 worldwide list for that same category.
“M&A is one of our core areas so we are pleased with our rankings”, said Brock Gibson, the Firm’s Chair. “We focus on expertise, thought leadership and being trusted advisors to our clients and have been fortunate to have so many of our valued clients engage us on their M&A mandates again this past year.”
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 has been 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.