The Legal 500 Canada 2019 rankings

Press release - Recognition November 30, 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada has been recognized by The Legal 500 Canada 2019 with 26 firm category rankings. Of these rankings, Norton Rose Fulbright received tier 1 rankings in the following four categories:

Dispute resolution Alberta
Dispute resolution Quebec
Labour and employment Canada
Transport: shipping Canada


Norton Rose Fulbright maintained its position rankings in every practice category in 2019.

There are 19 leading lawyers identified, with six lawyers earning new rankings:

Dan Bennett, QC Dispute resolution
Jean G. Bertrand, Ad. E. Dispute resolution
Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E. Dispute resolution
Rick Borden Banking and finance
John Bromley Transport: shipping
Michel G. Carle (new) Labour and employment
Shelley Chapelski Transport: shipping
Richard J. Charney Labour and employment
Don Davies, QC Energy: oil and gas
Terence S. Dobbin Corporate and M&A
Wayne W. Fedun (new) Energy: oil and gas
Howard A. Gorman, QC (new) Restructuring and insolvency
Clarke Hunter, QC Dispute resolution
Wilfrid Lefebvre, QC Tax
Jay LeMoine (new) Infrastructure and projects
Greg Lewis, QC Infrastructure and projects
Sophie Melchers (new) Dispute resolution (Quebec)


Four lawyers are recognized as next generation lawyers, all of which are new rankings for 2019:

Neil Davie (new) Real estate
Matthew D. Keen (new) Energy: power
Vanessa Rochester (new) Transport: shipping
Walied Soliman (new) Corporate and M&A

The Legal 500 Canada 2019 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 that examines various factors including recent work, track record of work, breadth of practice area, industry sector coverage, depth and experience of practice teams as well as client feedback. 

Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information,

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