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Walied Soliman, the only lawyer recognized in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Power 50 list for 2017 | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright

Walied Soliman, the only lawyer recognized in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Power 50 list for 2017

April 27, 2017

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Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian partnership chair, Walied Soliman, is the only lawyer to be recognized in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine 50 most powerful people in Canadian business for 2017.

The national newspaper selected Mr. Soliman as both he and Norton Rose Fulbright made a conscious decision to be at the forefront of shareholder activism, which is reshaping corporate governance in Canada.

Charles Hurdon, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada, said:

“We are extremely proud of Walied and congratulate him on this significant achievement. His exceptional skillset, strong client focus and astute understanding of the Canadian market underscore why he’s the only lawyer to have made the list of the most powerful people in Canadian business.” 

Walied Soliman co-chairs the Canadian special situations team with Orestes Pasparakis, which encompasses the country’s leading hostile mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and complex reorganization transactions.

Over the past several years, Mr. Soliman has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. In addition, his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products.

Mr. Soliman was designated as a “Star Lawyer” by Acritas in 2017 for ranking in the top 28 lawyers globally (over 5,000 lawyers) as selected by a panel of over 3,000 senior in-house counsel; was ranked as a leading Canadian corporate lawyer by both Chambers Canada (2017) and Lexpert Canada (2016); was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2014; was ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2013; and was ranked as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Canada by Lexpert magazine in 2009.

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine Power 50 list is ranked by the newspaper’s exclusive panel of insiders and includes politicians, CEOs, regulators and the backroom movers and shakers.

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada and senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada, is also included in the list.

The Canadian offices of Norton Rose Fulbright are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.