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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 2019
    • Leading Firm – “Corporate/M&A (Canada)”
      • “Clients praise the ‘strong US securities law practice’ and expertise across a ‘wide range of cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.’”
    • Two Foreign Experts for USA and One Expert Based Abroad in USA – “Corporate/M&A (Canada)”
    • One Foreign Expert for Canada – “Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (USA)”
    • One Expert Based Abroad in USA – “Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Canada)”
  • The Legal 500 US 2018
    • Leading Firm - Capital Markets: Global Offerings”
      • “Paul, Weiss has a ‘deep knowledge of the mechanics of Canada-US capital markets transactions’ and fields a ‘deep bench of highly effective and specialized partners’, who predominantly focus on high-end issuer work.”

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