Recognized by The Legal 500 Canada as a top-tier Canadian firm

Canada Press release - Recognition November 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright was recognized by The Legal 500 Canada, receiving rankings across 29 practice categories. The Canadian firm received Tier 1 rankings in three of those categories:


Dispute resolution | Alberta
Dispute resolution | Qu
Transport: shipping | Canada


In total, 29 lawyers achieved top rankings as “Leading Individuals”, eleven of whom are newly ranked for 2023:


Dominic Belley | Tax

Daniel Bennett, KC | Dispute resolution (British Columbia)
Jean G. Bertrand, Ad. E. | Dispute resolution (Québec)
Rick Borden | Banking and finance

Horia Bundaru | Dispute resolution (Québec)

Shelley Chapelski | Transport: shipping

Jung-Kay Chiu | Intellectual property

Don Davies, KC | Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Claudia Déry | Construction

Terence S. Dobbin | Corporate and M&A

Wayne W. Fedun | Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Robert Froehlich | Energy and natural resources: oil and gas

Linda Fuerst | Dispute resolution (Ontario)
Howard A. Gorman, KC | Restructuring and insolvency

James Goulden, KC | Dispute resolution (British Columbia)

André Legrand  | Insurance

Steve Leitl, KC | Dispute resolution (Alberta)

Jay LeMoine | Infrastructure projects

Karen MacDonald | Intellectual property

Sophie Melchers | Dispute resolution (Québec)

François-David Paré | Dispute resolution (Québec)

Orestes Pasparakis | Dispute resolution (Ontario)

Paul Raymond | Corporate and M&A

Roger Smith, KC | Dispute resolution (Alberta)

Walied Soliman | Corporate and M&A

Randy Sutton | Dispute resolution (Ontario)

Troy Ungerman | Corporate and M&A

Peter J. Wiazowski | Banking and finance

Elizabeth Williams | Intellectual property


Eight partners were recognized as “Next Generation” partners, three of whom are newly ranked for 2023:

Alison FitzGerald | International trade

Jenya Hammond | Construction

Matthew D. Keen | Energy and natural resources: power

Michael Manhas | Environment law
Lara Mason | Dispute resolution (Alberta)
Lara Mason | Insurance
Luc Morin | Restructuring and insolvency
Kirsty Sklar | Capital markets
Andrew Stainer | Transport: shipping


The guide published individual rankings for the third year and named seven lawyers in the “Rising Star” category:


Gunnar Benediktsson | Dispute resolution (Alberta)

Emily Chan | Indigenous law

Ryan Griffith | Construction

Kaitlin Long | Dispute resolution (Alberta)

Eric Malysa (new) | Corporate and M&A

Francesca Taddeo | Dispute resolution (Québec)

Anisha Visvanatha | Dispute resolution (Ontario)


Two senior partners, considered to be at the very top of their profession, received the highest ranking of “Hall of Fame” in the categories below.


Richard Charney | Labour and employment

Clarke Hunter, KC | Dispute resolution (Alberta)


The Legal 500 Canada 2023 reflects the changing nature of the country’s market and the growing presence of large international firms. Results are determined through an in-depth research process examining various factors, including recent work, track record of work, breadth of practice area, industry sector coverage, depth and experience of practice teams and client feedback.


For further information please contact:

Basia Radomski, Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: +1 416.333.3865