The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 recognizes Gowling WLG's leading professionals

21 August 2018

Gowling WLG has once again earned an impressive showing in The Best Lawyers in Canada guide, achieving 317 rankings across 52 practice areas in the 2019 edition.

Distinguishing the top law firms in Canada for specific practice areas, Best Lawyers has also named Gowling WLG "Firm of the Year" for Indigenous Law.

This year 11 Gowling WLG professionals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" in their specific practice area. Three of the professionals are receiving this honour for a second consecutive year. This significant accolade is given to the lawyers who receive the highest voting average in their region and practice area.

The following professionals have been named "Lawyer of the Year":

Administrative and public law

Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
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
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

Charities/Non-profit law

David. P. Stevens

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

Joel A. Camley
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Manuel A. Martins
Susan D. Rosen
Laurie J. Sanderson
Darren J. Taylor
François Viau

Competition / antitrust law

Ian Macdonald
William L. Vanveen

Construction law

Neil S. Abbott
Darryl J. Brown
Ross F. Earnshaw
Stephen Carter-Edwards
Gary B. Laviolette
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
Scott Kugler
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Martin L. Palleson
James S. Peacock, QC
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Steven I. Sofer

Shayne P. Strukoff, QC
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson

Corporate law

Edward (Ted) G. Betts
Guy David
Robert Dorion
Cynthia L. Elderkin
Peter D. Fairey
J. Scott Fletcher
Kenneth W. Hanbidge
Paul H. Harricks
Derek S. Keay
Peter M. Koch
Pierre Lissoir
Martin Mix
W. David Petras
Wayne B. Warren

Defamation and media law

Mark Bantey
Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Director and officer liability practice

David C. Bishop
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Energy law

Adam Chamberlain
John R. Cusano
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
Mark L. Madras
Natalie Mullins
Rod Northey

Equipment finance law

David B. Kierans

Expropriation law

John S. Doherty

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

Indigenous law

Jean-Sébastien Clément
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
Maxime Faille
John Hurley
Joshua Jantzi

Information technology law

Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross
Keith T. Desjardins
Peter D. Fairey
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Insolvency and financial restructuring law

Patrice Benoit
Colin D. Brousson
Andrew Bury, QC
Clifton P. Prophet
Lorne W. Segal
Derrick Tay
François Viau

Insurance law

Mike Adlem
David C. Bishop
Mark O. Charron
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Philip W. Nykyforuk
Pasquale C. Peloso
Paul J. Stein, QC

Intellectual property law

James H. Buchan
Shelagh Carnegie
Stéphane E. Caron
Regina M. Corrigan
Monique M. Couture
Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Hélène D'Iorio
Stephen Ferance
Scott E. Foster
Brian R. Fraser
Douglas G.H. Fyfe
Kelly Gill
Nelson Godfrey
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
Constance Too
Christopher C. Van Barr
Susan Vogt
Jennifer L. Wilkie

International trade and finance law

Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Labour and employment law

Will Cascadden
David J. Corry, QC
Allen V. Craig
Luc Deshaies
P.A. Neena Gupta
Mark Josselyn
Pierre Pilote
Melanie Polowin
Elisa Scali

Legal malpractice law

Ross F. Earnshaw

Leveraged buyouts and private equity law

Luc Lissoir

Medical negligence

Daniel Boivin
Taryn C. Burnett
Wayne Brynaert
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Megan L. McMahon
Jeffrey G. Mutter
James S. Peacock, QC
Karen Pirie
Tim Ryan
Robert Sheahan
Laura B. Stewart
Mary M. Thomson

Mergers & acquisitions law

Daniel M. Allen
Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey
Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
W. Ian Palm
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Tina M. Woodside

Mining law

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

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
Lorne E. Rollheiser
James H. Smellie

Personal injury litigation

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

Privacy and data security law

Christopher Oates

Private funds law

Robert Dorion
Luc Lissoir
W. Ian Palm
Andre G. Poles

Product liability law

David C. Bishop
Domenic A. Crolla
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Pierre Legault
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
Stuart M. Olley
Martin L. Palleson
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Jason A. Saltzman
Steven I. Sofer
Tina M. Woodside

Tax law

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

Technology law

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

Trusts and estates

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

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