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Global Canada Corporate/M&A

The Corporate/M&A rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Canada.

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  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    2023 | Spotlight | 11 Years Ranked
    Freshfields is a valued international law firm offering long-standing experience in relation to Canada. It advises on a range of multi-jurisdictional transactions, regularly representing Canadian corporates, pension plans and major banks. The team is particularly well respected for its experience in the mining, financial services and infrastructure sectors and includes multiple Canadian-qualified lawyers.
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
    2023 | Spotlight
  1. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    2023 | Spotlight | 11 Years Ranked
    Paul, Weiss is regularly sought after by Canadian clients for US law advice on high-end cross-border capital markets and M&A deals, as well as on post-merger matters such as tax, proxy contests and employee benefits. The team in Toronto acts for a robust list of Canadian companies that includes pension funds, major issuers and investment banks. Its expertise cuts across sectors including energy and mining, technology and financial services.
  2. Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    2023 | Spotlight | 11 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling operates an active capital markets practice out of Toronto, where its team of New York and California-qualified lawyers offer long-standing experience providing US law advice on cross-border matters. The firm possesses industry experience in the mining, metal, power, energy and telecommunications industries, among others. It also advises on M&A and financing transactions, as well as corporate governance.
  3. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    2023 | Spotlight | 11 Years Ranked
    Skadden is a distinguished US-based law firm with leading expertise in cross-border securities and M&A transactions involving US and Canadian companies. Its lawyers also advise on financing matters, representing banks, borrowers and issuers, with notable experience in the energy sector. The firm's Toronto partners advise exclusively on US law matters.