Debi M. Sutin and Peter VanVliet Snell, co-leaders of Gowling WLG's Retail & Franchising Group, were recently named among the world's foremost franchise lawyers in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Franchise.
With more than 25 years' experience advising Canadian and international franchisors across all industries, Sutin is one of Canada's most recognized franchise lawyers. In addition to Who's Who Legal, she is ranked in Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
With a unique blend of business law and intellectual property law experience, Snell assists businesses with their domestic and international franchising needs, licensing, product distribution, business law, and IP matters. He was appointed general counsel of the Canadian Franchise Association in 2015.
Regarded as one of the world's elite legal directories, the Who's Who Legal series identifies the leading legal professionals in more than 100 countries and across a broad range of service areas. Listings are based on a comprehensive voting process that solicits feedback from clients, in-house counsel and peers.
Whether your franchise is local, expanding to a new city or growing internationally, you need practical business advice and innovative, results-oriented solutions. That's where Gowling WLG's Retail & Franchising Group comes in. Recognized throughout the industry for our franchise leadership and expertise, we apply our deep understanding of the franchise model to help businesses of all sizes grow from the startup phase through to maturity - across all major product and service sectors.