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Paul, Weiss is an acknowledged leader among U.S. law firms representing Canadian public and private companies and their underwriters. With almost 50 years of history in Canada and an office in Toronto, our vibrant Canada practice is the largest among U.S. law firms and reflects our long-standing commitment to our clients in their Canadian–U.S. cross-border matters.


Our practice is consistently recognized for its work. Recent honors include:

  • The American Lawyer
    • Global M&A Deal of the Year Canada” – Burger King/Tim Hortons (2015)
      • AmLaw's Global Legal Awards report recognizes the structuring of a novel dual-company partnership,” adding that no one can dispute it was a fine bit of lawyering.”
  • The Financial Times
    • Innovative Law Firms” – Firm recognition since 2010, including in the sixth annual North America Innovative Lawyers” report.
      • Highly Commended in Energy (EnCana Corp. Split)
      • Commended in Finance (Exit Financing Strategy for AbitibiBowater's Restructuring)
  • Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting, Inc.
    • For the eleventh consecutive year, Paul, Weiss has been named one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms” by Corporate Board Member magazine and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. (2018)
  • Chambers Global 2023
    • Leading Firm – “Corporate/M&A (Canada)”
      • "The depth of their experience in the field gives them an advantage. There is great confidence in their advice, even in more specific Canadian issues"
    • Two Foreign Experts for USA and One Expert Based Abroad in USA – “Corporate/M&A (Canada)”
    • One Expert Based Abroad in USA – “Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Canada)”
  • The Legal 500 US 2023
    • Leading Firm – “Capital Markets: Global Offerings” to issuers and underwriters
      • “ Canada-related work is a strong suit, with sources highlighting its ‘strong dedication to Canada and US cross-border financings’, which results in ‘unmatched expertise in Canada deals’”.

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