Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in Chambers Canada 2020 guide, including banking and finance award

Canada Press release - Recognition September 2019

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright was named the Chambers Canada Firm of the Year 2019 in banking and finance. In addition, the Chambers Canada 2020 guide recognized the firm in 55 practice areas (nine Band 1 rankings) and more than 90 of its lawyers across 39 practice areas.


Norton Rose Fulbright ranks Band 1 as a firm in the following nine categories:

  • Agribusiness: agriculture and food products (Nationwide)
  • Corporate/commercial: highly regarded (British Columbia)
  • Corporate/commercial: the elite (Quebec)
  • Employment and labour (Nationwide)
  • Employment and labour (Ontario)
  • Employment and labour (Quebec)
  • Energy: provincial regulatory (Quebec)
  • Litigation: general commercial (Quebec)
  • Transportation: shipping (Nationwide)

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

  • Business and human rights law (Spotlight table)
  • Energy: provincial regulatory - British Columbia (Other noted firm)
  • Insurance: dispute resolution (Band 3)
  • Intellectual property: litigation (Band 2)
  • International trade/WTO (Band 4)
  • Litigation: products liability (Band 4)
  • Litigation: securities - Ontario (Spotlight table)

The following three individuals are ranked as a Senior Statesperson (lawyers who are pivotal to the firm’s success by virtue of their close relationships with major clients):

  • Wilfrid Lefebvre, QC: Tax litigation
  • Martin Rochette: Pensions and benefits

The following individuals are ranked Band 1:

  • R. Luc Beaulieu (Employment and labour - Nationwide)
  • R. Luc Beaulieu (Employment and labour - Quebec)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E. (Dispute resolution: arbitration - Nationwide)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E. (Dispute resolution: most in demand arbitrators - Nationwide)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E. (Litigation: general commercial - Quebec)
  • Rick Borden (Banking and finance - Nationwide)
  • John Bromley, QC (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 - Alberta)
  • Éric Dunberry (Energy: provincial regulatory - Quebec)
  • Linda Fuerst (Litigation: securities - Ontario)
  • Howard A. Gorman, QC (Restructuring and insolvency - Nationwide)
  • Vanessa Grant (Life sciences – Nationwide)
  • Clarke Hunter, QC (Litigation: general commercial - Alberta)
  • Olivier F. Kott, Ad. E. (Construction - Nationwide)
  • André Legrand (Insurance: dispute resolution - Nationwide)
  • Margaret Mason, QC (Charities/non-profits - Nationwide)
  • Sophie Melchers (Litigation: securities - Quebec)
  • Steve Raby, QC (Real estate - Alberta)
  • Paul Raymond (Corporate/commercial - Quebec)
  • Martin J. Valasek (Dispute resolution: arbitration - Nationwide)

In addition, the estates, trusts and wealth management team maintained a Band 1 firm ranking for the second consecutive year in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide. Vancouver-based partners Carmen S. Theriault, QC (Band 1), Kirsten H. Jenkins, and Laura E. West (both Band 3) are recognized individually.

Chambers and Partners have published guides to the legal profession since 1990. With a team of over 200 full-time researchers based in London, they identify and rank the world's best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research by conducting interviews with thousands of clients and legal professionals.

Please refer to Chambers’ online directory for more information on the 2020 rankings.


For further information, please contact:

Caroline Arbour, Editorial Advisor
Tel: +1 (514) 847-4723