Norton Rose Fulbright receives top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Knowledge September 28, 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright won the Chambers Canada Firm of the Year award for litigation.

Our firm was recognized in 47 areas and received Band 1 rankings in 11 categories. We also earned two new Band 1 rankings in employment and labour (Ontario), and intellectual property (Nationwide).

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada ranks Band 1 in the following:

  • Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded (British Columbia)
  • Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (Quebec)
  • Employment and labour (Nationwide)
  • Employment and labour (Alberta)
  • Employment and labour (Ontario)
  • Employment and labour (Quebec)
  • Energy: provincial regulatory and litigation (Quebec)
  • Intellectual property (Nationwide)
  • Litigation: general commercial (Alberta)
  • Litigation: general commercial (Quebec)
  • Transportation: shipping (Nationwide)

Norton Rose Fulbright is newly recognized in the following eight categories:

  • Agribusiness: forestry (Nationwide)
  • Charities/Non-profits (Nationwide)
  • Energy: provincial regulatory and litigation (Alberta)
  • Energy: provincial regulatory and litigation (Quebec)
  • Hospitality (Nationwide)
  • Investment funds (Nationwide)
  • Real estate (Nationwide)
  • Transportation: rail and road (Nationwide)

The following five individuals were ranked as an Eminent Practitioners (a highly influential lawyer who is less active in fee-earning work but remains a key player in the team) or as a Senior Statesman (a lawyer who is pivotal to the firm’s success by virtue of his close relationships with major clients):

  • Wilfrid Lefebvre, QC (Senior Statesman – Tax: litigation)
  • Martin Rochette (Senior Statesman – Pensions and benefits)

The following individuals were ranked Band 1:

  • R. Luc Beaulieu (Employment and labour - Quebec)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E (Dispute resolution - Nationwide)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E (Dispute resolution: most in demand arbitrators – Nationwide)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E (Litigation: general commercial - Quebec)
  • John Bromley (Transportation: shipping - Nationwide)
  • Shelley Chapelski (Transportation: shipping - Nationwide)
  • Richard J. Charney (Employment and labour - Nationwide)
  • Richard J. Charney (Employment and labour - Ontario)
  • Don Davies, QC (Energy: oil and gas regulatory - Nationwide)
  • Don Davies, QC (Energy: provincial regulatory and litigation - Alberta)
  • Éric Dunberry (Energy: provincial regulatory and litigation – Quebec)
  • Howard A. Gorman, QC (Restructuring and insolvency - Nationwide)
  • Clarke Hunter, QC (Litigation: general commercial - Alberta)
  • Olivier F. Kott, Ad E (Construction - Nationwide)
  • Margaret Mason (Charities - Nationwide)
  • Martin J. Valasek (Dispute resolution: arbitration - Nationwide)
  • Richard A. Wagner (Public procurement - Nationwide)

Published annually since 1999, Chambers and Partners’ global directory covers the legal markets of 185 jurisdictions by conducting interviews with thousands of clients and legal professionals to identify leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers based in the head office in London.

Please refer to Chambers’ online directory for more information on the 2018 rankings.