Gowling WLG’s Peter Snell and Debi Sutin have been named “Legal Eagles” for 2017 in the Franchise Times annual survey of the industry’s top practitioners.
Peter Snell is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. As a known leader in franchise and distribution law in Canada, he assists businesses focused on domestic and international franchising, licensing and product distribution. Peter is highly rated by the world's leading legal directories, including Chambers Canada, Who's Who Legal: Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada and more.
Debi Sutin is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office. She has over 25 years of experience advising Canadian and international franchisors across all industries on a full range of matters relating to Canadian franchise law, including franchise compliance, best practices for franchise relations and early resolution of disputes. Debi is consistently ranked by top legal publications, including Chambers Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, among others.
Franchise Times, North America’s foremost franchise publication, covers the latest developments, insights and personalities in franchising. Each year, it employs a comprehensive nomination process to distinguish the top franchise lawyers from Canada and the United States.
Gowling WLG’s Retail & Franchising Group is recognized throughout the franchise industry for its expertise in advising Canadian and international franchise systems across all sectors. Widely regarded as leaders in their field, the firm’s retail and franchise professionals are regularly ranked in the world’s top legal publications — most recently in Chambers Canada 2017 and Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2016.