Gowling WLG named one of country’s leading law firms in Legal 500 Canada 2017

10 November 2016

Gowling WLG has once again been ranked among the country’s leading law firms in Legal 500 Canada.

The firm achieved recognition in 20 practice areas in the 2017 edition of the prestigious directory, with seven professionals listed as elite lawyers in their fields and an additional 50 professionals recommended in the guide's editorial coverage.

Gowling WLG garnered a wealth of positive feedback in the guide, including:

“’Very experienced and technically sound’, Gowling WLG wins favour for its ‘emphasis on practical business solutions'  ..."

“‘Prompt, strategic and adaptable’, Gowling WLG provides ‘superior client service’ ...”

“Lawyers at Gowling WLG are ‘responsive and personally involved’ and ‘take the time to understand the client’s business’ …”

“Gowling WLG attracts praise for its ‘business-practical advice’ and ability to ‘leverage professionals in its lower cost centres’ …”

Legal 500 Canada recommended Gowling WLG as a top-tier firm in the area of Intellectual Property, describing it as an “IP powerhouse” with an “excellent bench,” “strong national coverage” and “high-level experience.”

The firm is also recommended in these 19 practice areas:

  • 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
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport — Aviation

​Meanwhile, the following seven Gowling WLG professionals are listed as leading lawyers in Legal 500 Canada 2017:

Energy Power
James Smellie

David Estrin
Mark Madras

International Trade
Wendy Wagner

Intellectual Property
Anthony Creber
Robert MacDonald

Restructuring and Insolvency
Derrick Tay

In addition, the following 50 professionals are recommended by Legal 500 within the firm’s editorial coverage for the following areas:

International Trade
Richard Dearden
Wendy Wagner

Labour and Employment
Christopher Andree
Maxwell Brunette

Public Procurement
Darryl Brown
Phuong Ngo

Real Estate
Kenneth Hanbidge
Mark McHughan
Andrew Oppenheim, QC

Restructuring and Insolvency
Colin Brousson
Alex MacFarlane
Clifton Prophet
Derrick Tay

Michael Bussmann
Ash Gupta
Carl Hinzmann

Technology, Media and Telecoms
Stephen Cross
Alan James

Transport — Aviation
Guy David

The Legal 500 series identifies leading law firms from around the world across more than 100 jurisdictions. Results are based on in-depth feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with private practice lawyers.

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