Gowling WLG earns 357 rankings, multiple “Law Firm of the Year” honours in Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2020

21 August 2019

Gowling WLG has once again earned a strong showing in the Best Lawyers in Canada guide - a testament to the firm's commitment to client service excellence and market leadership.

In Best Lawyers in Canada 2020, Gowling WLG is named "Law Firm of the Year" for both Advertising & Marketing Law and Environmental Law. Meanwhile, 208 lawyers earned a total of 357 rankings across 57 practice areas, and 88 practitioners are recognized across multiple areas.

In addition, nine Gowling WLG partners have been named "Lawyer of the Year," with Regina Corrigan receiving the honour for the third consecutive year. This significant accolade is reserved for those lawyers who received the highest overall peer feedback rating in their region and practice area.

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

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers® recognized Gowling WLG professionals across the firm's offices in the UK, France, Germany and Russia. In the 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and Best Lawyers in Russia, a combined total of 52 lawyers were distinguished as leaders.

Best Lawyers is an international series of guides that publishes annual listings of the leading lawyers in over 70 countries. Recognition is based entirely on an extensive peer-review process, with lawyers rating the professional abilities of colleagues within their area of practice.

The following professionals have been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020:

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
Lewis Retik
André Rivest
Susan Vogt

Alternative dispute resolution

Luc Deshaies, Ad. E.
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

Merie-Anne Beavis
David F.W. Cohen
Guy David
David B. Kierans
Scott McLeman
Matthew E. Mitchell
Susan D. Rosen
Timothy Ross
Leigh Ann Sheather
Derrick Tay
Derek Winnett
Lilly A. Wong

Bet-the-company litigation

Michael Bordin
Ross F. Earnshaw

Biotechnology law

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

Cannabis law

Robert G.S. Hull

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

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

Construction law

Neil S. Abbott
Edward (Ted) G. Betts
Darryl J. Brown
Stephen Carter-Edwards
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis-Pierre Grégoire
Paul H. Harricks
Gary B. Laviolette
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Kerry R. Powell

Corporate and commercial litigation

Scott W. Beattie
Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
Joëlle Boisvert
Michael Bordin
Todd J. Burke
John E. Callaghan
Clifford I. Cole
Brian A. Crane, QC
John S. Doherty
Benoit M. Duchesne
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis A. Frapporti
Scott Kugler
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Martin L. Palleson
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Steven I. Sofer
Shayne P. Strukoff, QC
Anne Tardif
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson

Corporate law

Jonathan Behar
Edward (Ted) G. Betts
Guy David
Keith Desjardins
Robert Dorion
Cynthia L. Elderkin
Peter D. Fairey, QC
J. Scott Fletcher
Kenneth W. Hanbidge
Paul H. Harricks
Thomas K. Hunter
Derek S. Keay
A. Brent Kerr
Peter 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
Richard Gushue, QC
Paul H. Harricks
John Hurley
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

Entertainment law

Susan H. Abramovitch

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

FinTech practice

Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Franchise law

Joëlle Boisvert
Martin L. Palleson
Peter VanVliet Snell
Debi M. Sutin

Health care law

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

Immigration law

Bill MacGregor

Indigenous law

Denis Blanchette
Wally Braul
Adam Chamberlain
Jean-Sébastien Clément
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
Maxime Faille
John Hurley
Joshua Jantzi
Jaimie Lickers

Information technology law

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

Insolvency and financial restructuring law

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

Insurance law

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

Intellectual property law

Paul Armitage
Timothy C. Bailey
James H. Buchan
Shelagh Carnegie
Stéphane E. Caron
Regina M. Corrigan
Monique M. Couture
Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Stephen Ferance
Scott E. Foster
Brian R. Fraser
Douglas G.H. Fyfe
Kelly Gill
Nelson Godfrey
Doak Horne
Scott Jolliffe
Brian G. Kingwell
John G. Leckie
Brian Y. Lee
James E. Longwell
Robert A. MacDonald
Peter Milne
Frank Mulock
Anita Nador
Christopher J. Pibus
Marc Richard
Roch Ripley
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

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

Legal malpractice law

Scott W. Beattie
Michael Bordin
Ross F. Earnshaw

Leverages buyouts and private equity law

Luc Lissoir

Medical negligence

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

Mergers & acquisitions law

Daniel Allen
Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey, QC
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
Jason A. Saltzman
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
Philip W. Nykyforuk
Pasquale C. Peloso
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson

Privacy and data security law

Christopher Oates

Private funds law

Robert Dorion
Edward Johnston
Luc Lissoir
W. Ian Palm

Product liability law

David C. Bishop
Domenic A. Crolla
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Pierre Legault
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson
Alan West

Professional malpractice law

Todd J. Burke
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Karen Pirie
Mary M. Thomson

Project finance law

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

Public procurement law

John Hurley
Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real estate law

Murray Braaten
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
Robert G.S. Hull
Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
Luc Lissoir
Stuart M. Olley
W. Ian Palm
Kathleen M. Ritchie
Jason A. Saltzman
Steven I. Sofer
Tina M. Woodside

Tax law

Brian Cohen
Daniel Lacelle
Stevan Novoselac
Yves Ouellette
John Sorensen
David P. Stevens
Ted Thiessen

Technology law

Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross
Keith Desjardins
Peter D. Fairey, QC
Thomas K. Hunter
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
W. Ian Palm
W. David Petras
Roch Ripley
Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Trusts and estates

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

Venture capital law

Robert Dorion

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