Gowling WLG professionals achieve 58 rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

21 September 2018

In an impressive showing, 54 Gowling WLG professionals earned 58 rankings across 34 categories in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada. In addition, Gowling WLG was recognized as a leading law firm in 31 practice areas.

This year, Gowling WLG was shortlisted for the Life Sciences "Firm of the Year" award. This honour recognizes notable achievements over the past 12 months in life sciences law, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

For more than two decades, Chambers and Partners have been identifying the top lawyers and firms across 185 jurisdictions around the world. The rankings in Chambers Canada are based on an extensive peer and client interview process in which a number of qualities are assessed - from technical ability and client service to diligence and professional conduct.

Gowling WLG was recognized as a leading law firm in the following practice areas:

The firm received positive feedback from its clients in the guide, including:

"They give a practical response, not a legalese answer, giving absolutely practical guidance across the board."

"I find them to have the highest integrity, and they take their time to explain complex issues in a way that allows laypersons and non-lawyers to fully understand the issues."

"They provide relevant, timely and practical advice on how to handle situations. They immediately respond with spot-on advice."

"The team did a very good job for us. We had little to no experience in the space and the guidance was helpful and worked at all levels of experience. I value their pragmatic approach and deep subject matter expertise."

"The lawyers there are really top quality. They're excellent, very responsive, very intelligent and have a good business acumen."

"The staff there are wonderful and great with follow-up. They're always knowledgeable about the matter and how it's progressing. It's an excellent firm with talented attorneys who do an excellent job representing their clientele."

A total of 54 Gowling WLG professionals are listed in Chambers Canada 2019:

Aboriginal Law - Representation of Indigenous Peoples

Brian A. Crane, QC (Senior Statesperson)
Maxime Faille

Advertising & Marketing

Daniel Cole
Brian R. Fraser
Brenda L. Pritchard
Lewis Retik
Susan Vogt


Ted Betts

Corporate/Commercial (Alberta)

Greg Peterson (Recognized Practitioner)

Employment & Labour (Alberta)

Will Cascadden
David J. Corry, QC

Employment & Labour (British Columbia)

Maxwell J. Brunette (Up and Coming)

Employment & Labour (Ontario)

Mark Josselyn

Employment & Labour (Québec)

Luc Deshaies (Recognized Practitioner)

Energy: Power (Regulatory)

David J. McFadden, QC (Senior Statesperson)
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie (Senior Statesperson)

Energy: Provincial Regulatory (Alberta)

James H. Smellie (Senior Statesperson)

Energy: Provincial Regulatory (Ontario)

David J. McFadden, QC (Senior Statesperson)
Ian A. Mondrow


Adam Chamberlain
Harry Dahme
Jennifer Danahy
Mark L. Madras (Senior Statesperson)
Rod Northey


Debi M. Sutin
Peter Vanvliet Snell

General Business Law (Northern Canada and Arctic)

Adam Chamberlain

Health Care

François Baril (Recognized Practitioner)
Domenic A. Crolla

Information Technology

Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Filomena Frisina

Intellectual Property

Robert A. MacDonald

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Anthony G. Creber
Christopher C. Van Barr

International Trade/WTO

Richard G. Dearden (Senior Statesperson)
Wendy J. Wagner

Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta)

David C. Bishop
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)

Sandra Barton (Recognized Practitioner)
John E. Callaghan

Litigation: Products Liability

Mary M. Thomson

Media & Entertainment

Susan Abramovitch (Spotlight Table)

Pensions & Benefits

Daniel R. Hayhurst (Recognized Practitioner)

Projects: PPP & Infrastructure

Merie-Anne Beavis
Darryl J. Brown

Public Procurement

Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate (Ontario)

Mark A. McHughan

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ontario)

Michael S. Polowin (Recognized Practitioner)


Colin D. Brousson
David F.W. Cohen
Thomas Cumming (Recognized Practitioner)
Clifton P. Prophet
Derrick Tay

Startups & Emerging Companies

Derek Keay


Ash Gupta

Transportation: Aviation

Guy David

White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Glen Jennings

About Gowling WLG

With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients' eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.