Blakes is Number One for Global and Canadian M&A Deals by Deal Value and Deal Count

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada's leading business law firms, announced that it has topped the Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters league table charts for all of 2011.

"We believe Blakes is the strongest choice for a Canadian legal adviser with local, national and international expertise," said Brock Gibson, the Firm's Chair. "We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and want to thank our clients for helping make Blakes the powerhouse that it is."

Results for Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters were recently released, and the Blakes number one results are listed below. The results highlight the Firm's strength in all key industries and practice areas, most notably domestic, global, energy and mining.

Domestic 
No. 1 in Canada Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 in Canada Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Involvement Completed by deal count (Thomson Reuters) 

Global
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced Deals - Counsel to Principals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Announced Deals - Counsel to Principals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Completed by deal count (Thomson Reuters) 

Energy
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Energy Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Energy Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Oil and Gas Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Oil and Gas Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 in Canada Energy Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 in Canada Energy Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 in Canada Oil and Gas Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Energy Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Energy Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Oil and Gas Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Energy Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Energy Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 in Any Canadian Oil and Gas Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters) 

Mining
No. 1 in Canada Mining Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Mining Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg) 

Cross-Border 
No. 1 Canadian firm in Cross Border Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Cross Border Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)

Private Equity
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Private Equity Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Worldwide Private Equity Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)

United States
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Announced Deals - Counsel to Principals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any United States Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any United States Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States Target Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any United States Public Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)

China/Asia Pacific
No. 1 Canadian firm in China Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in China Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Japan Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Asia Pacific Private Equity Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in South Korea Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in South Korea Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Mining Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Energy Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Energy Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in  Any Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Emerging Market Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asia Pacific Emerging Market Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asian (excluding Japan) Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asian (excluding Japan) Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asian (excluding Japan) Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asian (excluding Japan) Involvement Completed by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Asian (excluding Japan) Involvement Announced by Target Industry (Telecommunications) by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Japanese Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Japanese Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Japanese Involvement Announced by Target Industry (Healthcare) by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Chinese Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Chinese Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Chinese Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Australia or New Zealand Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters) 

Europe
No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Western Europe Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Announced Deals - Counsel to Principals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in United Kingdom Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in United Kingdom Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe Energy Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Involvement Completed by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Western European Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Western European Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Western European Involvement Completed by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Western European Involvement Completed by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Eastern European Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any United Kingdom Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Benelux Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Energy Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Energy Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Oil and Gas Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any European Mining Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)

Middle East
No. 1 Canadian firm in Middle East Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Middle East Energy Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Middle East Oil and Gas Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Middle East Mining Announced Deals by deal value (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Middle East Mining Announced Deals by deal count (Bloomberg)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle Eastern and North African Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Mining Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Mining Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Energy Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Energy Involvement Announced by deal count (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Oil and Gas Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Middle East and North African Oil and Gas Involvement Announced  by deal count (Thomson Reuters)

Emerging markets
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Emerging Market Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)
No. 1 Canadian firm in Any Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) Involvement Announced by deal value (Thomson Reuters)

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. For the third consecutive year, Blakes was named "Canada's Law Firm of the Year" by Who's Who Legal (2011) and "Law Firm of the Year: Canada" in the PLC Which Lawyer? Awards (2010). 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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For further information:

Celia Bobkin
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
416-863-5806
celia.bobkin@blakes.com


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