Gowling WLG achieves strong showing in 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

22 August 2017

The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada has been published - and Gowling WLG has earned yet another impressive showing, with 298 rankings across 50 practice areas. These results surpass those of last year and represent another strong performance for the firm in one of the world's leading legal directories.

Distinguishing the top law firms in Canada for specific practice areas, Best Lawyers has also named Gowling WLG "Firm of the Year" for Advertising & Marketing Law and Medical Negligence.

Furthermore, 11 Gowling WLG professionals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" - a substantial accolade given to the individual lawyer with the highest voting average in their region and practice area.

The following professionals were named "Lawyer of the Year":

By number of lawyers listed, Gowling WLG was also the "Top Listed" law firm in Canada, for Advertising & Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law. The firm also earned similar "Top Listed" honours across an additional 31 provincial and local categories.

Overall, 185 individual Gowling WLG professionals were included in the guide, with 71 lawyers listed in more than one area:

Aboriginal Law

Jean-Sébastien Clément
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau

Administrative and Public Law

Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
François L'Heureux
Laura B. Stewart
Wendy J. Wagner

Advertising and Marketing Law

Daniel Cole
Brian R. Fraser
Paule Hamelin
John G. Leckie
Brenda L. Pritchard
Lewis Retik
André Rivest
Susan Vogt

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Luc Deshaies
Archie Rabinowitz
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson
D. Lynne Watt

Appellate Practice

Brian A. Crane, QC
Louis A. Frapporti

Asset-Based Lending Practice

David B. Kierans

Banking and Finance Law

David F.W. Cohen
Guy David
David B. Kierans
Scott McLeman
Susan D. Rosen
Leigh Ann Sheather
Derrick Tay
William J. Walker
Derek Winnett

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Ross F. Earnshaw

Biotechnology Law

Paul Armitage
Anthony G. Creber
Hélène D'Iorio
Brian G. Kingwell
Anita Nador
John Norman
Christopher C. Van Barr

Class Action Litigation

Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
John E. Callaghan
Scott Kugler
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Steven I. Sofer
Mary M. Thomson
William L. Vanveen

Commercial Leasing Law

Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Susan D. Rosen
Laurie J. Sanderson
Darren J. Taylor
François Viau

Competition / Antitrust Law

William L. Vanveen

Construction Law

Neil S. Abbott
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis-Pierre Grégoire
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
J. Barrie Marshall, QC
Kerry R. Powell

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
Joëlle Boisvert
Todd J. Burke
John E. Callaghan
Clifford I. Cole
Brian A. Crane, QC
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis A. Frapporti
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Martin L. Palleson
James S. Peacock, QC
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Steven I. Sofer

Denis St-Onge
Shayne P. Strukoff, QC
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson

Corporate Governance Practice

Gary D. Graham

Corporate Law

Edward (Ted) G. Betts
Guy David
Robert Dorion
Cynthia L. Elderkin
Peter D. Fairey
Paul H. Harricks
Derek S. Keay
Pierre Lissoir
W. David Petras
Wayne B. Warren

Defamation and Media Law

Mark Bantey
Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Robert L. Armstrong
David C. Bishop
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Energy Law

Adam Chamberlain
Richard Gushue, QC
Paul H. Harricks
John Hurley
David J. McFadden, QC
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie

Energy Regulatory Law

Adam Chamberlain
Paule Hamelin
Paul H. Harricks
John Hurley
Pierre Legault
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie

Environmental Law

Wally Braul
Adam Chamberlain
Harry Dahme
Jennifer Danahy
Mira Gauvin
Mark L. Madras
Natalie Mullins
Rod Northey

Equipment Finance Law

David B. Kierans

Family Law

Carol A. Crawford

Franchise Law

Joëlle Boisvert
Peter VanVliet Snell
Debi M. Sutin

Health Care Law

Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Maureen Murphy
Robert Sheahan
Mary M. Thomson

Immigration Law

Bill MacGregor

Information Technology Law

Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross
Peter D. Fairey
Robert A. Fashler
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Patrice Benoit
Colin D. Brousson
Andrew Bury, QC
John I. McLean, QC
Clifton P. Prophet
Lorne W. Segal
Denis St-Onge
Derrick Tay

Insurance Law

Mike Adlem
David C. Bishop
Mark O. Charron
Owen Jones
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Pasquale C. Peloso
Paul J. Stein, QC

Intellectual Property Law

Paul D. Blanchard
James H. Buchan
Shelagh Carnegie
Stéphane E. Caron
Regina M. Corrigan
Monique M. Couture
Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Hélène D'Iorio
Robert A. Fashler
Stephen Ferance
Brian R. Fraser
Douglas G.H. Fyfe
Kelly Gill
Doak Horne
Scott Jolliffe
Brian G. Kingwell
Brian Y. Lee
James E. Longwell
Robert A. MacDonald
Frank Mulock
Christopher J. Pibus
Brenda L. Pritchard
Marc Richard
Kevin Sartorio
Patrick Stewart Smith
Giovanna Spataro
Jane B.H. Steinberg
Christopher C. Van Barr
Susan Vogt
Jennifer L. Wilkie

International Trade and Finance Law

Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Labour and Employment Law

David J. Corry, QC
Allen V. Craig
Luc Deshaies
P.A. Neena Gupta
Mark Josselyn
David K. Law
Laura L. Mensch
Pierre Pilote
Melanie Polowin
Elisa Scali

Legal Malpractice Law

Ross F. Earnshaw

Medical Negligence

Daniel Boivin
Taryn C. Burnett
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Megan L. McMahon
Paul A. Millican
James S. Peacock, QC
Karen Pirie
Tim Ryan
Laura B. Stewart
Mary M. Thomson

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey

Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
W. Ian Palm
Kathleen M. Ritchie

Mining Law

Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
Stuart M. Olley
Kathleen M. Ritchie
France M. Tenaille

Municipal Law

John S. Doherty
Michael S. Polowin

Natural Resources Law

John Hurley
James H. Smellie
Tina M. Woodside

Oil & Gas Law

Richard Gushue, QC
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie

Personal Injury Litigation

Mark O. Charron
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Paul A. Millican
James S. Peacock, QC
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson

Private Funds Law

Luc Lissoir
W. Ian Palm
Andre G. Poles

Product Liability Law

David C. Bishop
Domenic A. Crolla
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
James S. Peacock, QC
Malcolm N. Ruby
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson
Alan West

Project Finance Law

Merie-Anne Beavis
Darryl J. Brown
Paul H. Harricks
Faithe H. Holder
David B. Kierans

Public Procurement Law

Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate Law

Darryl J. Brown
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Wayne A. Kerrick
Alain Lalonde
Mark A. McHughan
Andrew L. Oppenheim, QC
Michael S. Polowin
Laurie J. Sanderson
Darren J. Taylor

Securities Law

Daniel M. Allen
Guy David
Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
Luc Lissoir
Martin L. Palleson
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Jason A. Saltzman
Steven I. Sofer
Tina M. Woodside

Tax Law

Steven Baum
Brian Cohen
Daniel Lacelle
Greg Lindsey
John Sorensen
David P. Stevens

Technology Law

Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross
Keith Desjardins
Robert A. Fashler
Thomas K. Hunter
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
W. Ian Palm
W. David Petras

Trusts and Estates

Douglas D. Buchmayer
Carole Chouinard
Brian Cohen
Robert R. Hagerman
David Lobl
Archie Rabinowitz
David P. Stevens

Workers' Compensation Law

David K. Law