Norton Rose Fulbright receives top ranking in Chambers Canada 2017

Recognition October 28, 2016

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada with the highest distinction of Band 1 ranking in a number of practice areas and regions.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada continues to rank Band 1 in the following:

  • Corporate Commercial: The Elite (Quebec)
  • Dispute Resolution (Alberta)
  • Dispute Resolution (Quebec)
  • Employment and Labour (Nationwide)
  • Employment and Labour (Alberta)
  • Employment and Labour (Quebec)

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

  • Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products (Nationwide)
  • Capital Markets (Nationwide)
  • Life Sciences (Nationwide)
  • Real Estate (Quebec)

The following four individuals were ranked as an Eminent Practitioner (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):

  • Andrew Fleming (Senior Statesman: Corporate/Commercial - Ontario)
  • John B. West (Senior Statesman: Employment and Labour - Nationwide and Ontario)
  • Norman M. Steinberg, Ad E (Eminent Practitioner: Corporate/Commercial - Quebec)
  • Wilfrid Lefebvre (Senior Statesman: Tax - Litigation)

The following 10 individuals were ranked in Band 1:

  • Clarke Hunter (Band 1: Dispute Resolution - Alberta)
  • Don Davies (Band 1: Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory)
  • Jean Piette (Band 1: Environment)
  • Luc Beaulieu (Band 1: Employment and Labour - Quebec)
  • Martin Rochette (Band 1: Pensions & Benefits)
  • Olivier F. Kott (Band 1: Construction)
  • Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E (Band 1: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration: Nationwide; and Band 1: Dispute Resolution - Quebec)
  • Richard A. Wagner (Band 1: Public Procurement)
  • Richard Charney (Band 1: Employment and Labour – Nationwide; and Band 1: Employment and Labour - Ontario)
  • William Armstrong (Band 1: Employment and Labour - Alberta)

In total, 65 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers were recognized across 35 practice areas and regions.

Published annually since 1999, Chambers and Partners’ global directory covers the legal markets of 180-plus countries by conducting interviews with thousands of clients and legal professionals to identify leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers’ team of 150 full-time researchers is solely responsible for determining which law firms are included in the directory.

Please refer to Chambers’ online directory for more information on the 2017 rankings.