Seven Sisters (law firms)
The Seven Sisters refers to a collection of seven leading law firms with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to Legal Week, these firms have "fundamentally dominated" the Canadian legal market for the last several decades.
The term can be traced back to at least 2001, when it may have been coined by Sandra Rubin to describe the top seven Canadian law firms in Toronto by mergers and acquisitions deal volume. These seven firms are still referred to as the Seven Sisters, regardless of how their deal volume presently ranks.
In alphabetical order the Seven Sisters are:
- Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
- Goodmans LLP
- McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
- Stikeman Elliott LLP
- Torys LLP
- Magic Circle (law)
- Silver Circle (law)
- White shoe firm
- Big Six law firms
- Red Circle (law)
- Big Four law firms (Japan)
- Hasselback, Drew (28 March 2014). "Drew Hasselback: 'Seven sisters' no longer rule the Bay Street roost". Financial Post. Postmedia. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
- Goddard, Mark (27 May 2009). "Canada: Canada's sisters in law". Legal Week. ALM Media. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
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