Norton Rose Fulbright earns a Best Lawyers in Canada “Law Firm of the Year” award

Canada Press release August 27, 2020

Norton Rose Fulbright is named 2021 Canadian “Law Firm of the Year” in banking and finance by The Best Lawyers. The award recognizes a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area across the country, and it is based on a handful of factors including: lawyer ballot feedback, the firm's coverage and scope in this practice area, historical analysis of the firm's "Lawyer of the Year" awards, and the firm's reputation as being proficient in this area.

Additionally, 12 practitioners are named “Lawyer of the Year” in various practice areas. Michael Blatchford was recognized for the first time. 

A total of 166 of the firm’s practitioners have been selected as The Best Lawyers in Canada across 57 different practice areas. Together, the firm has received a total of 322 individual recognitions, with 25 lawyers newly added to the 2021 rankings.

Congratulations to the following 2021 “Lawyers of the Year”:

Lawyer name Practice area  Location  Years recognized 
Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E Alternative Dispute Resolution
Montréal  Since 2006
Michael Blatchford  Charities/Non-profit Law  Vancouver  New 
John Bromley, QC Maritime Law  Vancouver  Since 2006 
Arnold Cohen  Asset-based Lending Practice  Montréal  Since 2006 
Don Davies, QC  Energy Regulatory Law  Calgary  Since 2014 
Jean-François Drolet  Intellectual Property Law  Québec City  Since 2012 
Éric Dunberry  Energy Regulatory Law  Montréal  Since 2010 
Ian Gosselin  Construction Law  Québec City  Since 2006 
Olivier F. Kott, Ad E  Construction Law  Montréal  Since 2006 
André Legrand  Director and Officer Liability Practice  Montréal  Since 2008 
Greg Lewis, QC  Public Procurement Law  Vancouver  Since 2006 
Louis Roy  Real Estate Law  Québec City  Since 2010 


The product of an extensive peer survey process, The Best Lawyers in Canada directory is a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada, published since 2006. 

The directory profiles over 5,000 leading practitioners across the country in over 70 practice areas.

For further information please contact:

Caroline Arbour, Editorial Advisor

Tel: +1 514.847.4723  


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