Gowling WLG professionals achieve strong showing in Chambers Canada 2020

19 September 2019

In the 2020 edition of Chambers Canada, 53 Gowling WLG professionals earned 57 rankings across 34 areas of law. In addition, Gowling WLG is recommended as a leading law firm in 33 categories.

Chambers Canada is an annual publication ranking lawyers and law firms across the country in more than 40 practice areas. Lawyers are ranked based on legal ability, knowledge and experience, effectiveness and client service. Practice area rankings are based upon submissions and in-depth research conducted by Chambers that includes interviews with lawyers and clients.

Gowling WLG is recognized as a leading law firm in the following categories:

Throughout this year's guide, the firm received exceptional client feedback, including:

"I am pleased with the responsiveness, advice and the firm's knowledge of our business."

"They are grandfathers of IP in Canada and have all three heads covered - patent, trademark and copyright."

"These guys are very good with the law. I like to bring them on board when I'm dealing with what I know will be very challenging third parties. They're very patient and very deliberate."

"[The lawyers are] very practical in their approach - they take the time to understand the context behind each file in order to assess their clients' requirements and to bring the most value."

"We have found them to be very efficient, cost-sensitive and practical."

"The knowledge of the partners saves a ton of time. It's clear they have the expertise."

The following professionals are listed in Chambers Canada 2020:

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

Neil Abbott (Recognized Practitioner)
Ted Betts

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
Scott Kugler

Employment & Labour (Alberta)
Will Cascadden
David J. Corry, QC (Senior Statesperson)

Employment & Labour (Québec)
Luc Deshaies

Energy: Power (Regulatory)
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie (Senior Statesperson)

Energy: Provincial Regulatory (Alberta)
James H. Smellie (Senior Statesperson)

Energy: Provincial Regulatory (Ontario)
Ian A. Mondrow

Energy: Provincial Regulatory (Québec)
Paule Hamelin

Adam Chamberlain
Harry Dahme
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
Daniel Boivin (Recognized Practitioner)
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Robert Sheahan

Bill MacGregor

Information Technology
Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Filomena Frisina

Intellectual Property
Robert A. MacDonald

Intellectual Property: Litigation
Anthony G. Creber (Senior Statesperson)
Christopher C. Van Barr

International Trade/WTO
Richard G. Dearden (Senior Statesperson)
Wendy J. Wagner

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
​Anthony G. Creber (Spotlight Table)
John Norman (Spotlight Table)

Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta)
David C. Bishop
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)
John E. Callaghan

Litigation: Products Liability
Mary M. Thomson

Media & Entertainment
Susan Abramovitch

Pensions & Benefits
Daniel R. Hayhurst

Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
Merie-Anne Beavis
Darryl J. Brown

Public Procurement
Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate (British Columbia)
Murray Braaten (Recognized Practitioner)

Real Estate (Ontario)
Mark A. McHughan

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ontario)
Michael S. Polowin

David F.W. Cohen
Thomas Cumming
Clifton P. Prophet
Derrick Tay

Startups & Emerging Companies
Derek Keay
Lorraine Mastersmith (Recognized Practitioner)

Ash Gupta

Transportation: Aviation
Guy David

White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Glen Jennings

Chambers and Partners has consistently identified Gowling WLG's professionals among the world's leading lawyers. Earlier this year, 27 lawyers across Canada, the UK, Russia and the UAE were included in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global.

About Gowling WLG
With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 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.

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