business is our signature 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, Blakes is recognized as "Canadian Law Firm of the Year" for 2007/08 by Chambers and Partners, one of the world's leading publishers of legal directories and trade periodicals. 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. Business with Canada Since 150 years d j, Blakes is at the service of many businesses and organizations who are among the leaders in the Canada and internationally. During this period, the firm has established its reputation as a leader of the world of business and the legal profession, leadership that continues to be recognized today. Integrated this to its clients and to the complex legal mandates that they entrust him, Blakes is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the Canada and advanced regularly among the leaders in the rankings on mergers and acquisitions of BloombergThomson Financial and mergermarket based on the value or the number of operations announced at the Canada.