For more than 150 years, Blakes has proudly served many of Canada's and the world's leading businesses and organizations. The Firm has built a reputation during that time as both a leader in the business community and in the legal profession – leadership that continues to be recognized to this day. Thanks to our clients and the challenging legal work they generate, in 2010 Blakes was named "Canada's Law Firm of the Year" by Who’s Who Legal for the second consecutive year and, for the third year running, as "Law Firm of the Year: Canada" in the PLC Which Lawyer? Awards. We also consistently rank as one of the top Canadian firms on the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and mergermarket M&A league tables in terms of transactional value or number of deals for Canadian announced transactions.
For six consecutive years, Blakes was named one of Canada's best employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and is the only law firm to receive this recognition six years in a row. Blakes has also been chosen as one of "Greater Toronto's Top Employers" for 2010.
We have more than 550 lawyers in offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Shanghai. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. It is our culture and philosophy to work closely with clients to understand all of their legal needs and to keep them apprised of legal developments that may affect them. We provide relevant legal services expertly, promptly and in a cost-effective manner to assist clients in achieving their business objectives.