The Legal 500 Canada 2023 recognizes Gowling WLG across 26 practice areas

09 November 2022

In the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 Canada, Gowling WLG has been ranked across 26 practice areas, achieving Tier 1 honours in Indigenous Law and Intellectual Property (IP).

Alongside the firm rankings, a total of 40 Gowling WLG lawyers were recognized as "industry leaders" in their respective practices. Among the firm's lawyers named in the guide, 18 were listed as "Leading Individuals," 14 were identified as "Next Generation Partners" and four were named a "Rising Star." In addition, four members of our IP Group were selected for inclusion in the new "Hall of Fame" category.

Firm Rankings

Gowling WLG was recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Immigration
  • Cannabis
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution – Alberta
  • Dispute Resolution – British Columbia
  • Dispute Resolution – Ontario
  • Dispute Resolution – Quebec
  • Energy and Natural Resources - Mining
  • Energy and Natural Resources - Oil & Gas
  • Energy and Natural Resources - Power
  • Environment
  • Indigenous Law*
  • Infrastructure and Projects
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property*
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Transport – Aviation

*Ranked as a top-tier firm

Individual Rankings

The following 40 lawyers across the firm's Canadian offices earned listings in The Legal 500 Canada 2023:

Hall of Fame

Shelagh Carnegie – Intellectual Property
Laurent Massam – Intellectual Property

Martha Savoy – Intellectual Property
Christopher Van Barr – Intellectual Property

Leading Individuals

Ahab Abdel-Aziz – Energy and Natural Resources: Power
Susan Abramovitch – Media and Entertainment
Ted Betts – Construction
David Bishop – Dispute Resolution
Murray Braaten – Real Estate
Paula Clancy – Intellectual Property
Harry Dahme – Environment
Warren Foley – Dispute Resolution
Filomena Frisina – Insurance

Bill MacGregor – Business Immigration
Ian Mondrow – Energy and Natural Resources: Power
Phuong Ngo – Public Procurement
Rodney Northey – Environment
Martin Palleson – Dispute Resolution
Paul Seaman – Indigenous Law
Thomas Timmins – Energy and Natural Resources: Power
Wendy Wagner – International Trade
Jay Zakaïb – Intellectual Property

Next Generation Partners

Maxwell Brunette – Labour and Employment
Elizabeth Burton – Banking and Finance
Cam Cameron – Indigenous Law
Michael Crichton – Intellectual Property
Jennifer Danahy – Environment
Michael Garellek – Insurance
Nelson Godfrey – Intellectual Property

Ricki Johnston – Dispute Resolution
Paulina Kam – Real Estate
Charlotte McDonald – Intellectual Property
Natalie Rizkalla-Kamel – Intellectual Property
Krista Schofer – Business Immigration
Sahil Shoor – Construction and Dispute Resolution (ranked in two practice areas)
Peter Simeon – Cannabis

Rising Stars

Jasleen Chahal – Intellectual Property
Magdalena Hanebach – Energy and Natural Resources: Power

Kevin Pedersen – Dispute Resolution
Natasha Rana – Infrastructure Projects


Click here for the complete Gowling WLG listing.


About The Legal 500 series
The Legal 500 rankings highlight the legal teams in over 150 jurisdictions 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.

About Gowling WLG
owling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success. With more than 1,500 legal professionals in offices across Canada, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we provide our clients with in-depth knowledge 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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