The Legal 500 Canada 2024 recognizes Gowling WLG across 25 practice areas

16 November 2023

In the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 Canada, Gowling WLG has been ranked across 25 practice areas. Notably, the firm has achieved Tier 1 honours for the seventh consecutive year in Intellectual Property (IP) and the fourth consecutive year in Indigenous Law.

Alongside the firm rankings, a total of 35 Gowling WLG lawyers were recognized as "industry leaders" in their respective practices. Among the firm's lawyers named in the guide, 21 were listed as "Leading Individuals," six were identified as "Next Generation Partners" and four were named "Rising Stars." In addition, four members of the IP Group were selected for inclusion in the "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 Projects
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property*
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Transport: Aviation
    *Ranked as a top-tier firm


Individual Rankings

The following 35 lawyers across the firm's Canadian offices earned listings in The Legal 500 Canada 2024:

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
Sandra Barton – Dispute Resolution: Ontario
Ted Betts – Construction
David Bishop – Dispute Resolution
Murray Braaten – Real Estate
Maxwell Brunette - Labour and Employment
Paula Clancy – Intellectual Property
Warren Foley – Dispute Resolution: Alberta
Filomena Frisina – Insurance
Paulina Kam – Real Estate

Bill MacGregor – Business Immigration
Ian Mondrow – Energy and Natural Resources: Power
Rodney Northey – Environment
Martin Palleson – Dispute Resolution: British Columbia
Natalie Rizkalla-Kamel – Intellectual Property
Paul Seaman – Indigenous Law
Peter Simeon – Cannabis
Thomas Timmins – Energy and Natural Resources: Power
Wendy Wagner – International Trade, and Technology (ranked in two practice areas)
Jay Zakaïb – Intellectual Property


Next Generation Partners

Nelson Godfrey – Intellectual Property
Ricki Johnston – Dispute Resolution: Alberta
Charlotte McDonald – Intellectual Property

Natasha Rana – Infrastructure Projects
Krista Schofer – Business Immigration
Sahil Shoor – Construction, and Dispute Resolution: Ontario (ranked in two practice areas)


Rising Stars

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

Tristan Neill - Construction
Kevin Pedersen – Dispute Resolution: Alberta

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
Gowling 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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