Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes)
As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. We focus on building long-term relationships with clients, as well as providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, we handle transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity in virtually every area of business law.
Blakes has one of the largest and strongest private equity practices in Canada. We advise on a wide range of areas, including fund formation, Canadian and international investment-related acquisitions and dispositions, financings, governance, and ongoing management of portfolio companies.
Our Private Equity team spans various specialties, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking, competition, foreign investment review, real estate, intellectual property, pensions, benefits and executive compensation, and tax. We provide strategic advice at each stage of a transaction and drive innovative investment structures and industry trends. We also address tax issues, ensuring tax-effective investments for domestic and non-resident investors.