161 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers recognized in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Canada Press release - Recognition August 26, 2021

Best Lawyers® recognized 161 Norton Rose Fulbright practitioners across 56 practice areas in its 2022 edition of The Best Lawyersin Canada directory. 

The global law firm’s 161 named practitioners received 300 individual recognitions overall, with three lawyers named as “Ones to Watch", a recognition awarded to lawyers who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

The product of an extensive peer survey process, The Best Lawyersin Canada directory is a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada, profiling over 5,000 leading practitioners across the country in over 70 practice areas.

Lawyer name  Ranking category   Location 
Beth Allard 

Construction Law

Insurance Law

Vancouver 
David M.A. Amato 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Equipment Finance Law 

Toronto  
Marcus W. Archer 

Corporate Law

Securities Law*

Calgary  
Aldo Argento 

Insurance Law

Product Liability Law

Calgary  
Chantal Arsenault  Immigration Law  Montréal 
Alison Babbitt  Project Finance Law  Ottawa 
David Bain 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law

Project Finance Law

Structured Finance Law 

Vancouver 
R. Luc Beaulieu  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Dominic C. Belley  Tax Law  Montréal 
Daniel Bennett, QC 

Aboriginal Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Environmental Law

Municipal Law

Natural Resources Law

Vancouver 
Jean G. Bertrand, Ad. E. 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Securities Law

Montréal 
Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

International Arbitration

Securities Law

Montréal 
Michael Blatchford 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Trusts and Estates

Vancouver 
Gregory B. Bordan 

Appellate Practice

Product Liability Law

Montréal 
Rick Borden 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Oil and Gas Law

Project Finance Law

Calgary  
John Bromley, QC 

Insurance Law

Maritime Law

Transportation Law

Vancouver 
Douglas B. Buchanan, QC 

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Project Finance Law

Vancouver 
Riley Burr  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Keith Bustard  Corporate Law  Vancouver 
Jean-Philippe Buteau  Mining Law  Québec 
Maxime Cantin  Construction Law  Québec 
Mario M. Caron  Real Estate Law  Montréal 
Shelley Chapelski 

Maritime Law

Transportation Law

Vancouver  
Alexis-François Charette  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Jules Charette 

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Montréal 
Richard J. Charney  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto  
Ray Chartier  Aboriginal Law  Calgary  
Derek G. Chiasson  Tax Law  Montréal 
Jung-Kay Chiu  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Jean-Sébastien Cloutier  Labour and Employment Law  Québec 
Evan Cobb  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Toronto  
Arnold Cohen 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Structured Finance Law

Montréal 
Jim Coleman, QC  Natural Resources Law  Calgary  
Max Collett 

Aboriginal Law

Commercial Leasing Law*

Environmental Law

Real Estate Law

Vancouver 
Mark A. Convery  Mutual Funds Law  Toronto  
Marie Cossette, Ad E  Administrative and Public Law  Québec 
François Côté  Workers' Compensation Law  Montréal 
Stephen Coyle 

Construction Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Vancouver  
Catherine Daigle  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Brian R. Daley Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Neil Davie 

Commercial Leasing Law

Real Estate Law

Vancouver 
Don Davies, QC 

Energy Regulatory Law

Oil and Gas Law

Calgary  
Mark Davis  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto  
Anthony de Fazekas  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Claudia Déry  Construction Law  Montréal 
Pierre Déry 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Québec 
Mélissa Devost  Environmental Law  Québec 
Terence S. Dobbin 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Toronto  
Thierry Dorval 

Corporate Governance Practice

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Montréal 
Jean-François Drolet  Intellectual Property Law  Québec 
Éric Dunberry 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Energy Regulatory Law

Product Liability Law

Technology Law 

Montréal 
Pierre Duquette  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Québec 
David A. Eeles  Energy Law  Calgary  
Robert J. Engbloom, QC 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Natural Resources Law

Securities Law 

Calgary  
Olga Farman  Health Care Law  Québec 
Wayne Fedun 

Energy Law

Oil and Gas Law

Calgary  
Justin E. Ferrara 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Calgary 
Paul Fitzgerald  Securities Law  Toronto  
François Fontaine, Ad E 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Robert Froehlich  Oil and Gas Law  Calgary  
Linda Fuerst 

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Securities Law

Toronto  
Patrick Galizia  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Andres C. Garin 

Administrative and Public Law

Appellate Practice

Montréal 
Marlow Gereluk 

Banking and Finance Law

Structured Finance Law

Calgary  
Geoffrey G. Gilbert 

Corporate Law

Project Finance Law

Ottawa 
Sébastien Gingras  Tax Law  Québec 
Howard A. Gorman, QC 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Calgary  
Ian Gosselin 

Construction Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Québec 
James Goulden, QC 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Commercial Litigation 

Vancouver 
Angela Grams 

Corporate Law

Technology Law 

Vancouver 
John Grant  Tax Law  Toronto 
Maude Grenier  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Janet Grove, QC 

Biotechnology Law

Corporate Law

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Technology Law

Vancouver 
Matthew J. Halpin  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Ottawa  
Emma Hamilton  Trusts and Estates  Toronto  
Alan Harvie 

Energy Law

Environmental Law

Calgary  
Pierre Hébert  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Pierre-Paul Henrie 

Banking and Finance Law

Information Technology Law

Technology Law 

Ottawa 
Julie Himo 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Franchise Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 

Montréal 
Darren Hueppelsheuser  Tax Law  Calgary  
Clarke Hunter, QC 

Aboriginal Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation 

Calgary  
Charles E. Hurdon  Labour and Employment Law  Ottawa 
Herb Isherwood 

Employee Benefits Law

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Vancouver 
Kirsten H. Jenkins  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Kevin Johnson, QC 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law 

Calgary  
Ryan Keays 

Energy Law

Oil and Gas Law

Calgary  
Matthew D. Keen 

Energy Law

Energy Regulatory Law

Vancouver 
Jennifer Kennedy 

Corporate Law

Securities Law 

Calgary  
Kimberly Kuntz  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Pierre-Christian Labeau 

Aboriginal Law*

Administrative and Public Law

Québec 
Nicolas Labrecque  Corporate Law  Montréal 
Annette Lambert  Real Estate Law  Calgary  
Michael J. Lang 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Toronto  
Louise Laplante  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Amar Leclair-Ghosh 

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law

Montréal 
Daniel Leduc, CIRC  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Dan J. Leduc  Construction Law*  Ottawa 
Eric C. Lefebvre  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Hélène Lefebvre 

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Legal Malpractice Law*

Montréal 
Francine Legault 

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Montréal 
Dion J. Legge  Tax Law  Calgary  
André Legrand 

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Insurance Law

Legal Malpractice Law 

Montréal 
Steven Leitl, QC 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Calgary  

David Lemieux

Banking and Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 

Montréal 
Jay LeMoine 

Corporate Law

Project Finance Law*

Public Procurement Law

Vancouver 
Sara A. Levine, QC  Privacy and Data Security Law  Vancouver 
Norman B. Lieff  Real Estate Law  Ottawa 
Matthew Lippa  Banking and Finance Law  Toronto  
KayLynn Litton  Energy Law  Calgary  
Karen MacDonald  Intellectual Property Law  Vancouver 
Howard MacKichan, QC 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Calgary 

Taryn Mackie  Labour and Employment Law  Vancouver 
Steve Malas  Mining Law  Montréal 
Miguel Manzano  Real Estate Law  Montréal 
Claude Marchand 

Banking and Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Québec 
Margaret Mason, QC 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Corporate Governance Practice

Trusts and Estates

Vancouver 
Martin Masse 

International Trade and Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Ottawa 
John Mastoras  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto  
Bill McFetridge 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Natural Resources Law

Railroad Law

Transportation Law

Vancouver 
Sophie Melchers 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Guillaume Michaud  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Montréal 
Chantal Morillon  Banking and Finance Law  Québec 
Luc Morin 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law* 

Montréal 
Matt Mulligan 

Construction Law

Project Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Vancouver 
François-David Paré 

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Orestes Pasparakis  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Toronto  
Rujuta Patel  Competition / Antitrust Law  Calgary  
Louisa Pontrelli  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto  
Michael Posnikoff  Corporate Law  Vancouver 
J. Andrew Pritchard 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law*

Ottawa 
Paul S. Prosterman 

Class Action Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Product Liability Law

Montréal 
Steve Raby, QC  Real Estate Law  Calgary  
Gilles Rancourt, CIRC  Labour and Employment Law  Québec 
Paul Raymond 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Project Finance Law

Securities Law

Montréal 
Eric Reither  Corporate Law  Toronto  
Martin Rochette  Employee Benefits Law  Montréal  
Vincent Rochette  Class Action Litigation  Québec 
Christian B. Roy 

Banking and Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law*

Québec 
Louis Roy  Real Estate Law  Québec 
John L. Sampson 

Commercial Leasing Law

Real Estate Law

Vancouver  
Solomon Sananes 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law

Montréal 
Jordana Sanft  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto  
Richard Sarabando 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Vancouver 
Cathy Singer 

Corporate Law

Mutual Funds Law 

Toronto  
Roger Smith  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Calgary  
Walied Soliman 

Corporate Law

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law 

Toronto  
Andrew Stainer  Maritime Law  Vancouver 
Jennifer Stam  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Toronto  
Daniel E. Steiner 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Private Funds Law*

Vancouver 
Nikita Stepin  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Eric Stevens 

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Montréal 
Randy Sutton 

Class Action Litigation

Product Liability Law

Toronto  
Martin Thériault  Banking and Finance Law  Montréal 
Carmen S. Thériault, QC  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Martin J. Valasek  International Arbitration  Montréal 
Richard A. Wagner 

International Trade and Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Ottawa 
Laura E. West  Trusts and Estates Vancouver 
Allyson Whyte Nowak  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto  
Elizabeth Williams 

Advertising and Marketing Law

Intellectual Property Law

Calgary  
Christopher Wilson  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Vancouver 
     

Lawyers denoted with an asterisk (*) beside the category have received a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in that category 

Best Lawyers: Ones to watch recognition

Lawyer name  Ranking category   Location 
Emily Chan Aboriginal Law Vancouver
Zahra Parmar Mergers and Acquisitions Law Montréal  
Noah Schein  Banking and Finance Law  Toronto  
     

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ali.aziz@nortonrosefulbright.com