Gowlings named one of country's top law firms in Legal 500 Canada 2016

21 October 2015

In the 2016 edition of Legal 500 Canada, Gowlings is listed among the country's top law firms in 15 categories, with five of the firm's professionals featured as leading lawyers in their fields and 39 professionals mentioned in the editorial.

The guide identifies Gowlings as a recommended law firm in the below areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate M&A
  • Dispute Resolution: Alberta
  • Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Energy: Power
  • Environment
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • TMT (Technology, Telecoms & Media)

The following Gowlings professionals are listed as leading lawyers in Legal 500 Canada 2016:

Energy: Power
James H. Smellie

David Estrin

Intellectual Property
Robert A. MacDonald

International Trade
Wendy J. Wagner

Restructuring and Insolvency
Derrick Tay

In addition, 39 professionals were mentioned in the editorial for the firm's recommend practice areas. A total of 44 professionals were recognized in the guide:

Banking and Finance
Guy David
David B. Kierans
Lilly A. Wong
Vickie Wong

Corporate and M&A
Avril Cole
Brett A. Kagetsu
Bryce A. Kraeker
Peter Simeon
France M. Tenaille

Dispute Resolution
Robert L. Armstrong
David C. Bishop
Clifford I. Cole
Benjamin Na
E. Patrick Shea

Energy: Oil & Gas
Richard J.C. Grant
Lorne Rollheiser

Energy: Power
Myron B. Dzulynsky
James H. Smellie

Harry Dahme
David Estrin
Mark L. Madras

Intellectual Property
Anthony G. Creber
Hélène D'Iorio
A. Kelly Gill
Robert A. MacDonald
Marc Richard
Christopher C. Van Barr

International Trade
Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Labour and Employment
Christopher M. Andree
Hugh A. Christie

Public Procurement
Merie-Anne Beavis
Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate
Elizabeth Burton
Kenneth W. Hanbidge
Mark A. McHughan

Restructuring and Insolvency
Colin D. Brousson
Alex MacFarlane
John I. McLean
Jennifer Stam
Derrick Tay

Michael Bussmann
Ash Gupta

Technology, Media & Telecoms
Alan James

Published annually and highly regarded as an elite legal directory, the Legal 500 series identifies leading law firms from around the world across 106 jurisdictions. Results are based on comprehensive research that includes feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with private practice lawyers.