In the most recent editions of Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2014 and Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2015, two of Gowlings' lawyers have been selected for inclusion in these prestigious guides.
Richard Dearden has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of trade and customs, and Nicholas Dietrich was recognized for his expertise in the area of private funds.
Rick Dearden, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a Gowlings senior litigation partner, practising primarily in the areas of international trade, investor-state arbitration, media and defamation law, freedom of information, and administrative law. His accomplishments have been consistently recognized by the Lexpert Guide To The Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers In Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, the International Who's Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers, and Benchmark Canada.
Nicholas Dietrich's broad practice has been in corporate and commercial law, with extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions. He has held several roles with the Canadian Bar Association in Ontario, and was on the advisory board for the CCH Ontario Corporations Law Guide.
Widely regarded as one of the world's leading legal directories, the Who's Who Legal series identifies the top practitioners across multiple areas of law. Those named are chosen through a comprehensive voting process that includes feedback from clients, in-house counsel and colleagues.