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Legal 500 Canada 2018 recognizes Gowling WLG as one of Canada’s leading law firms

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December 18, 2017

Gowling WLG has been ranked among the country’s leading law firms in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Canada.

The firm was recognized in 23 practice areas in this year’s edition of the directory, with seven professionals listed as elite lawyers in their fields and two professionals identified as next generation lawyers. In total, 61 professionals were recommended in the guide's editorial coverage.

The firm received positive feedback from its clients in the guide, including:

“Gowling WLG is ‘more focused and detail driven than other firms’, and stands out for its ‘diverse client base’ …”

“Clients ‘unreservedly recommend’ Gowling WLG’s power practice and highlight its lawyers’ ‘promptness to contribute and participate’ as well as their ‘strong understanding of the business side of large-scale megaprojects’”.

“The ‘responsive and client-oriented’ group at Gowling WLG demonstrates ‘strong business acumen and industry knowledge’”.

Once again, Legal 500 Canada recommended Gowling WLG as a top-tier firm in the area of Intellectual Property (IP). A number of individual professionals were recommended for their notable strength in IP.

The firm was also recommended in these 22 practice areas:

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution — Alberta
  • Dispute Resolution — British Columbia
  • Dispute Resolution — Ontario
  • Dispute Resolution — Québec
  • Energy — Mining
  • Energy — Oil and Gas
  • Energy — Power
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure and Projects
  • Insurance: M&A and Regulatory
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Transport — Aviation

Meanwhile, the following seven Gowling WLG professionals were listed as leading lawyers in Legal 500 Canada 2018:

Energy — Power
James Smellie

Mark Madras

Intellectual Property
Anthony Creber
Robert MacDonald

International Trade
Wendy Wagner

Media and Entertainment
Susan Abramovitch

Restructuring and Insolvency
Derrick Tay

In addition, the following two Gowling WLG professionals were listed as next generation lawyers in Legal 500 Canada 2018:

Intellectual Property
Kiernan Murphy

Carl Hinzmann

The following 61 professionals were recommended by Legal 500 Canada within the firm’s editorial coverage for the following areas:

The Legal 500 provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms and professionals in more than 100 countries. Results are based on in-depth feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with private practice lawyers.

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