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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Big Deals, Suits or Real Estate Transactions

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Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • A look at the significance of LBP Holdings v. Hycroft Mining to underwriters
  • Solicitor-client privilege and jurisdiction were prominent in last year’s top cases. While these rulings indicate a balanced approach, the most significant ones were pro-business.
  • On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
  • Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
  • Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
  • Clients and their lawyers want change at the National Energy Board, but how far to go, and in which city, remains to be seen.
  • Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
  • With only a tentative recovery in mining, junior explorers are resorting to creative structures like streaming in order to stay in business. Majors, meanwhile, seem content to play the waiting game.
  • A look at the Alberta Court of Appeal’s upholding of the decision in the Redwater Energy Corp. receivership and bankruptcy proceedings, which found that Redwater’s receiver and trustee, Grant ...
  • Licensed producers in Canada are projecting sales approaching $400 million in 2017
  • 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.
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
Professional Liability Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Technology Transactions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
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