Lexpert Ranked Law Firm

About Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

  • Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of the country’s most dynamic business sectors
  • One of the largest business law practices in Canada, serving multinational, national and mid-market entities and with a particular strength in the mining and natural resources sector
  • Cited as market leaders by Chambers Global, Lexpert/ALM 500, Best Lawyers, Lexpert®, Global Counsel and others
  • Regularly act on deals honoured at the Canadian Dealmakers’ Gala and for counsel recognized at the Canadian General Counsel Awards
  • Dedicated to staying on the leading edge of trends in law and business to offer timely proactive and preventative advice that adds demonstrable value
  • Serving leadership roles in business, political, civic, charitable and cultural organizations in community, national and international organizations

Select Key Industries and Areas of Practice

  • Aboriginal
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Government Relations
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Lending & Financial Services
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability & Class Actions
  • REITs
  • Real Estate & Property Development
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Tax
  • Technology

For more information contact Mark I. Young, Managing Partner, at (416) 869-5300 or myoung@casselsbrock.com


40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 3C2
Phone: (416) 869-5300
Fax: (416) 360-8877


885 West Georgia St, Suite 2200, HSBC Bldg
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 3E8
Phone: (604) 691-6100
Fax: (604) 691-6120


2nd Ave SW, Suite 440, Millennium Tower
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 5C5

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Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • Fixed-fee long-form fairness opinion and report from independent transaction committee must be “minimum standard” in plans of arrangement, says judge
  • Governments looking to avoid a real estate collapse are cracking down on easy mortgages. But with low interest rates, will the new rules do anything other than penalize brokers and lenders?
  • Outdated laws have created a class of undefined workers with undefined rights. How legislators respond will have severe consequences for businesses reliant on flexible labour.
  • After the disappointing jurisprudential results experienced by Canadian business in 2015, the landscape more than evened out this past year — which is not to say that Canadian appellate courts ...
  • On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two ...
  • In Calgary, Kenton Rein relocated to Cassels Brock where he is now a partner. Rein practises with the firm’s financial services group. He acts on cross-border transactions for financial institutions ...
  • In Calgary, Josef Hocher relocated to Cassels Brock where he is now a partner.
  • Ken Chow joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP as an associate in the firm’s securities practice group.
  • Yukon court of appeal shakes up longstanding M&A practice
  • A door to preemption may be opening in Canada. And while multi-jurisdictional product-liability class actions remain uncertain, the mass tort movement has found increasing favor.
  • When Encana Corp. announced its $1.3-billion share offering last week­­ with half the money earmarked for 2017 spending, it joined the likes of Suncor, Crescent Point Energy and Cenovus as part of ...
  • Mining companies have been reluctant to do deals and invest in an uncertain economic environment
  • The rules around Canadian class actions — for decades, a work in progress — have finally found some measure of clarity. Could the Wild West era be over?
  • The Federal Court of Appeal’s recent decision in R. v. Agnico-Eagles Mines Limited regarding the tax treatment of exchange rates will be of interest to many businesses and lawyers who are involved in ...
  • Franchisors face a complex and challenging legal environment across Canada
  • Distressed M&A deals are rising in the Canadian oil patch. That’s not entirely a bad thing
  • Lingering uncertainty surrounding legislation and case law has made it increasingly challenging and costly for franchisors to comply with governing legislation in Canada
  • As the definition of “Canadian” expanded, last year’s top deals highlighted the importance of infrastructure and real estate as well as vendors making strategic dispositions
  • Canada’s top court has enunciated a new legal duty in contract negotiations. Its effects are wide-ranging and controversial
  • New requirements to report payments made to governments mean Canada has caught up to global trends
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Class Actions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Construction Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Entertainment Law Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Franchise Law Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Commercial Insurance Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Product Liability Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Securities Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Mining Vancouver, British Columbia Most frequently recommended
Mining Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
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