Bennett Jones LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Regarded as a strong and full-service Canadian practice which has good experience across a range of cross-border work on top of its impressive local-client base. Handles a mixture of outbound and inbound transactions and frequently acts as co-counsel advising on international corporate, finance and tax issues. The firm's aviation and aircraft leasing practice is also singled out by clients for its ability to navigate transactions which involve assets spread across a broad geographic area.

The firm stands out in the market for its oil and gas expertise, which is a big part of its appeal internationally. Through its offices in the UAE and Qatar, the firm is well positioned to take its experience of advising the Canadian oil industry and apply that to oil and gas projects in the Middle East.

Strengths One client values the firm's approach to "working on cross-border elements with US counsel" on transactional projects, describing its performance as "outstanding" and adding that the lawyers are "excellent at communicating within their own firm and with other firms as to how the project fits within the different contexts."

Clients single out the firm's tax team for praise on cross-border elements and "would consider them experts in both Canadian and international law; their advice on strategy is above the grade."