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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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Managing Partner: Mark Bennett
Deputy Managing Partners: David Budd, Kristin Taylor
Chief Operating Officer: John Tsiofas
Director of Marketing & Business Development: Peter Wismath
Number of partners: 130
Number of associates: 84
Number of counsel and advisors: 9

Firm Overview:
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading provider of legal services to Canadian and international clients offering a full range of sophisticated business transaction, advocacy and advisory services from offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. The firm's national platform and breadth of expertise allows it to work effectively with organisations of all sizes and to handle domestic and international engagements of every nature and complexity. The firm's lawyers make it a point to understand their clients’ business objectives, listen to their needs and stay up-to-date on the issues that affect their industries and markets.

Cassels has been ranked amongst the top Canadian firms in league table results published by Bloomberg and Thomson Financial for both mergers and acquisitions activity and equity offerings. Many of its lawyers have been recognised by prominent Canadian, US and international publications and directories including Chambers Global, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers. The firm's practitioners proudly serve leadership roles in business, political, civic, charitable and cultural organisations in community, national and international organisations.

International Work:
The firm’s extensive North American and international experience allows its lawyers to assist clients in taking advantage of national and global opportunities. Cassels Brock has represented a wide variety of clients, both Canadian and international, whose business affairs have crossed borders.

International clients include mining companies with interests across the globe, manufacturers, major franchisors, suppliers to Canadian companies, Canadian suppliers to international companies, multinationals with branches in Canada, companies undergoing financial restructuring with operations in Canada and companies wishing to list their stock on Canadian or international stock exchanges.

Practice Areas
■ Aboriginal
■ Cannabis
■ Capital Markets
■ Competition & International Trade
■ Construction
■ Employment
■ Franchise
■ Government Relations
■ Universities & Colleges
■ Hospitality
■ Infrastructure
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Lending & Financial Services
■ Litigation
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Mining & Natural Resources
■ Private Equity
■ Product Liability & Class Actions
■ Project Finance
■ Real Estate & Property Development
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Securities Litigation
■ Sports & Entertainment
■ Tax
■ Technology & Emerging Companies