In the 2021 edition of Legal 500 Canada, 77 Gowling WLG professionals were recommended as industry leaders in their respective practices. Among the firm's lawyers named in the guide, 17 were listed as elite "Leading Lawyers" and 10 professionals were identified as "Next Generation Partners."
Alongside the individual rankings, Gowling WLG was recognized as a leading law firm in 25 categories. Among those categories, the firm received the top-tier honour for Indigenous Law and Intellectual Property (IP).
Throughout this year's guide, the firm received excellent client feedback, including:
"[Gowling WLG] provides concise, clear and on-point guidance. The guidance is reasonable, not crossing into worst-case scenarios and takes into account the company’s risk tolerance."
"‘The team at [Gowling WLG] do truly put the customer first. Their focus is not billable hours or a set-in-stone set of metrics to be achieved; it is to serve the best interests of the customer."
"From my experience, I have found the Gowling WLG team has diverse expertise that has consistently delivered sound legal advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional projects that we confront in our organization… The advice provided is pragmatic with an emphasis on maximizing the right opportunities beneficial to all parties involved."
In addition to Indigenous Law and IP, Gowling WLG was recognized in the following categories:
- Banking and Finance
- Business Immigration
- Corporate and M&A
- Dispute Resolution - Alberta
- Dispute Resolution - British Columbia
- Dispute Resolution - Ontario
- Dispute Resolution - Québec
- Energy and Natural Resources - Mining
- Energy and Natural Resources - Oil & Gas
- Energy and Natural Resources - Power
- Infrastructure and Projects
- International Trade
- Labour and Employment
- Media and Entertainment
- Public Procurement
- Real Estate
- Restructuring and Insolvency
- Transport - Aviation
The following professionals from the firm's offices in Calgary, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region earned listings in Legal 500 Canada 2021:
The Legal 500 rankings highlight the legal teams that provide the most cutting-edge and innovative solutions to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
Click here to view the complete list of Legal 500 Canada 2021.