191 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers recognized in the 17th edition of the Best Lawyers in CanadaTM

Canada Press release - Recognition August 25, 2022

The global law firm’s 191 named practitioners received 334 individual recognitions overall across 59 legal practice areas. In addition, 40 lawyers were named in the 2nd edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in CanadaTM, a recognition awarded to lawyers who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Ten of our Canadian lawyers also received the "Lawyer of the Year" honours, an exceptional distinction awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region. This distinction is a result of extremely high overall feedback from their peers.

The product of an extensive peer survey process, the Best Lawyers in CanadaTM directory is a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada, profiling over 5,000 leading practitioners across the country in over 70 practice areas.

Lawyer of the Year

Lawyer name  Ranking category   Office
Richard P. Borden Project Finance Law Calgary
Dion J. Legge  Tax Law   
Thierry Dorval  Director and Officer Liability Practice  Montréal 
Pierre Déry  Corporate Law  Québec City 
Chantal Morillon  Banking and Finance Law   
Christian B. Roy  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law   
Louis Roy  Real Estate Law   
Daniel R. Bennett QC  Environmental Law  Vancouver 
Shelley Chapelski  Transportation Law   
Daniel E. Steiner  Corporate Governance Practice   
     

*newly ranked

Best Lawyers in Canada

Lawyer name  Ranking category   Office 
Imran Ahmad
Privacy and Data Security Law Toronto
Beth Allard 

Construction Law

Insurance Law

Professional Malpractice Law

Vancouver 
David M.A. Amato 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law 

Toronto 
Paul Amirault*  Corporate Law  Ottawa 
Maya Angenot*  Construction Law  Montréal 
Marcus W. Archer 

Corporate Law

Securities Law 

Calgary 
Chantal Arsenault 

Immigration Law

Montréal
Alison Babbitt  Project Finance Law  Ottawa 
David R. Bain 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law

Project Finance Law

Structured Finance Law

Vancouver 
Véronique Barry*  Privacy and Data Security Law  Québec 
Dominic C. Belley  Tax Law  Montréal
Christine Beltempo*  Immigration Law  Montréal 
Daniel R. Bennett QC 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Environmental Law

Indigenous and First Nations Practice

Municipal Law

Natural Resources Law

Vancouver 
Jean G. Bertrand Ad. E. 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Securities Law 

Montréal 
Michael Blatchford 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Trusts and Estates

Vancouver 
Michael Bolitho*  Real Estate Law  Calgary 
Gregory B. Bordan 

Appellate Practice

Product Liability Law

Montréal 
Richard P. Borden 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Oil and Gas Law

Project Finance Law

Calgary 
Douglas B. Buchanan, QC 

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Project Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Vancouver 
Horia Bundaru*  Construction Law  Montréal 
Riley R. Burr  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Keith Bustard  Corporate Law  Vancouver 
Jean-Philippe Buteau  Mining Law  Québec 
Maxime Cantin  Construction Law  Québec 
Mario M. Caron  Real Estate Law  Montréal 
Shelley Chapelski 

Maritime Law

Transportation Law

Vancouver 
Jules Charette 

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Montréal 
Richard J. Charney  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto 
Ray Chartier  Indigenous and First Nations Practice  Calgary 
Derek G. Chiasson  Tax Law  Montréal 
Jung-Kay Chiu  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Jean-Sébastien Cloutier 

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law 

Québec 
Evan Cobb  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Toronto 
Arnold Cohen 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law 

Montréal 
James H. Coleman, QC Natural Resources Law  Calgary 
Max Collett 

Commercial Leasing Law

Environmental Law

Indigenous and First Nations Practice

Real Estate Law

Vancouver 
Thomas Collopy*  Corporate Law  Calgary 
Marie Cossette, Ad. E.  Administrative and Public Law  Québec 
Francois Côté  Workers' Compensation Law  Montréal 
Stephen P. Coyle 

Construction Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Vancouver 
Catherine Daigle  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Brian R. Daley  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
François-David Paré 

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Don Davies, QC 

Energy Regulatory Law

Oil and Gas Law

Calgary 
Claudia Déry 

Construction Law

Professional Malpractice Law

Public Procurement Law

Montréal 
Pierre Déry 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

Québec 
Caroline Desbiens*  Aviation Law  Québec 
Jeremy Devereux*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Toronto 
Mélissa Devost  Environmental Law  Québec 
Terence S. Dobbin 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Toronto 
Thierry Dorval 

Corporate Governance Practice

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Montréal 
Jean-Francois Drolet  Intellectual Property Law  Québec 
Catherine Dubé*  Tax Law  Montréal 
Éric Dunberry 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Energy Regulatory Law

Product Liability Law

Technology Law 

Montréal 
Dominic Dupoy*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Pierre Duquette  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Québec 
David A. Eeles  Energy Law  Calgary 
Robert J. Engbloom, QC 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Natural Resources Law

Securities Law

Calgary 
Olga Farman, Ad. E. 

Corporate Governance Practice

Health Care Law

Québec 
Wayne W. Fedun 

Energy Law

Oil and Gas Law

Calgary 
Justin E. Ferrara 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Calgary 
Vincent Filiatrault*  Mergers and Acquisitions Law  Montréal 
Paul Fitzgerald  Securities Law  Toronto 
François Fontaine Ad. E. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Charles A. Foucreault*  Insurance Law  Montréal 
Alexis-François Charette  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal
Michèle Friel* 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Montréal 
Robert Froehlich  Oil and Gas Law  Calgary 
Linda L. Fuerst 

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Securities Law

Toronto 
Patrick Galizia  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Marlow Gereluk  Banking and Finance Law  Calgary 
Geoffrey G. Gilbert 

Corporate Law

Project Finance Law

Ottawa 
Sébastien Gingras  Tax Law  Québec 
Howard A. Gorman, QC 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 

Calgary 
Ian Gosselin 

Construction Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Québec 
James H. Goulden, QC  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Vancouver 
Angela L. Grams  Corporate Law  Vancouver 
Vanessa Grant*  Venture Capital Law  Toronto 
Pierre Grégoire* 

Construction Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Québec 
Maude Grenier 

Labour and Employment Law 

Montréal 
Emmanuel Grondin*  Mergers and Acquisitions Law  Montréal 
Janet Grove, QC 

Biotechnology Law

Corporate Law

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Technology Law

Vancouver 
Matthew J. Halpin  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Ottawa 
Alan Harvie 

Energy Law

Environmental Law

Calgary 
William Hlibchuk*  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Darren D. Hueppelsheuser  Tax Law  Calgary 
Christopher J. Hunter*  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto 
Clarke Hunter, QC 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Indigenous and First Nations Practice

International Arbitration

Calgary 
Charles E. Hurdon  Labour and Employment Law  Ottawa 
Herb Isherwood 

Employee Benefits Law

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Vancouver 
Kirsten H. Jenkins  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Kevin E. Johnson, QC 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law

Calgary 
Jeffrey Kang*  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Ryan Keays  Oil and Gas Law  Calgary 
Matthew D. Keen 

Energy Law

Energy Regulatory Law

Vancouver 
Stephen J. Kelly*  Securities Law  Montréal 
Jennifer K. Kennedy 

Corporate Law

Securities Law

Calgary 
Alexis Kerr*  Privacy and Data Security Law  Vancouver 
Kimberly Kuntz  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Nicolas Labrecque 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Montréal 
Mario Lacombe*  Corporate Law  Québec 
Jonathan Lafrance*  Tax Law  Montréal 
Éric Lallier* 

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Montréal 
Annette J.M. Lambert  Real Estate Law  Calgary 
Michael J. Lang 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Toronto
Louise Laplante  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Amar Leclair-Ghosh 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law

Montréal 
Daniel Leduc 

Labour and Employment Law

Montréal 
Dan J. Leduc  Construction Law  Ottawa 
Eric C. Lefebvre  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Hélène Lefebvre 

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Legal Malpractice Law

Montréal 
Francine Legault 

Labour and Employment Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Montréal 
Dion J. Legge 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Tax Law

Calgary 
André Legrand 

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Insurance Law

Legal Malpractice Law

Montréal 
Steven H. Leitl, QC 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Calgary 
David Lemieux  Banking and Finance Law  Montréal 
Jay LeMoine 

Corporate Law

Project Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Vancouver 
Sara A. Levine, QC  Privacy and Data Security Law  Vancouver 
Norman B. Lieff  Real Estate Law  Ottawa 
Matthew Lippa 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Toronto 
KayLynn G. Litton  Energy Law  Calgary 
Luc Beaulieu  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Karen F. MacDonald  Intellectual Property Law  Vancouver 
Howard E. MacKichan, QC 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Calgary 
Taryn Mackie  Labour and Employment Law  Vancouver 
Steve Malas  Mining Law  Montréal 
Miguel Manzano 

Commercial Leasing Law

Real Estate Law

Montréal 
Claude Marchand 

Banking and Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Québec 
Lara Mason*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Calgary 
Margaret H. Mason QC 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Corporate Governance Practice

Trusts and Estates

Vancouver 
Martin G. Masse  Public Procurement Law  Ottawa 
John Mastoras  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto 
Andrew McCoomb*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Toronto 
William J. McFetridge 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Natural Resources Law

Railroad Law

Transportation Law

Vancouver 
Jennifer McPherson*  Corporate Law  Calgary 
Maya Medeiros*  Information Technology Law  Toronto 
Sophie Melchers 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Guillaume Michaud  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Montréal 
Brian Milne* 

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Tax Law

Calgary 
Kelly Moffet-Burima  Corporate and Commercial Litigation Calgary 
Mike Moher*  Banking and Finance Law  Toronto 
Chantal Morillon  Banking and Finance Law  Québec 
Luc Morin 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Montréal 
Matthew Mulligan 

Construction Law

Project Finance Law

Public Procurement Law

Vancouver
Lynne O'Brien*  Trusts and Estates  Toronto 
Élif Oral*  Insurance Law  Québec 
Julie L. Paquette*  Real Estate Law  Ottawa 
Orestes Pasparakis  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Toronto 
Rujuta Patel  Competition / Antitrust Law  Calgary 
Pierre-Paul Henrie 

Information Technology Law

Technology Law

Ottawa 
Louisa Pontrelli  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Michael J. Posnikoff 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Vancouver 
Paul S. Prosterman 

Class Action Litigation

Director and Officer Liability Practice

Insurance Law

Product Liability Law

Montréal
Katherine Prusinkiewicz*  Securities Law  Calgary 
Stephen G. Raby, QC  Real Estate Law  Calgary 
Gilles Rancourt  Labour and Employment Law  Québec 
Paul Raymond 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Project Finance Law

Securities Law

Montréal 
Eric Reither  Corporate Law  Toronto 
James Renihan  Franchise Law  Toronto 
Peter Riddell* 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Montréal 
Vincent Rochette 

Appellate Practice

Class Action Litigation

Québec 
Christian B. Roy

Banking and Finance Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Québec 
Louis Roy  Real Estate Law  Québec 
Joshua Sadovnick*  Labour and Employment Law  Calgary 
Solomon Sananes 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law

Montréal 
Richard Sarabando 

Asset-Based Lending Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Vancouver
Elliot Shapiro*  Corporate Law  Montréal 
Catherine Simard*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Québec 
Cathy Singer 

Corporate Law

Mutual Funds Law

Toronto 
Kirsty Sklar*  Corporate Law  Calgary 
Kaitlin Smiley*  Insurance Law  Vancouver 
Roger F. Smith QC  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Calgary 
Walied Soliman 

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Toronto 
Brad Sollis* 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

Vancouver 
Andrew Stainer  Maritime Law  Vancouver 
Jennifer Stam  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Toronto 
Daniel E. Steiner 

Corporate Governance Practice

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Private Funds Law

Vancouver 
Nikita Stepin  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Eric Stevens 

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Montréal 
Randy Sutton 

Class Action Litigation

Product Liability Law

Toronto 
Brian E. Taylor*  Real Estate Law  Vancouver 
Carmen S. Thériault, c..r  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Martin Thériault  Banking and Finance Law  Montréal 
Francis Trifiro  Banking and Finance Law  Montréal 
Martin J. Valasek  International Arbitration  Montréal 
John B. West  Labour and Employment Law  Toronto 
Laura E. West  Trusts and Estates  Vancouver 
Allyson Whyte Nowak  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Elizabeth Williams 

Advertising and Marketing Law

Intellectual Property Law

Calgary 
Christopher S. Wilson 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Technology Law

 Vancouver
Anna Wingfield*  Securities Law  Calgary 
     

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada

Lawyer name  Ranking category   Office
Lindsay Bec* Corporate and Commercial Litigation Calgary
Michel Belanger-Roy* Corporate and Commercial Litigation Montréal 
Gunnar Benediktsson* Corporate and Commercial Litigation Calgary
Roger Bill* Mergers and Acquisitions Law Montréal
Jeremy Boulanger-Bonnelly*

Administrative and Public Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Montréal 
Hailey Boutin* Banking and Finance Law Calgary
Ted Brook* Class Action Litigation Toronto 
Hannah Buckley* Corporate and Commercial Litigation Calgary
Julie Carlesso* Corporate and Commercial Litigation Montréal 
Alexandre Caya* Intellectual Property Law Montréal 
Will Chalmers*  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Sean Cohen*  Corporate Law  Montréal 
Russell Dufault*  Banking and Finance Law  Toronto 
Marc-Simon Duquette*  Mergers and Acquisitions Law  Montréal 
Renaud Garon Gendron*  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Ann Henderson*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Calgary 
Kathleen Houlihan*  Labour and Employment Law  Montréal 
Jillian Karras*  Real Estate Law  Vancouver 
Julie Lacourciere*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Stephen Lam*  Intellectual Property Law  Toronto 
Mitchell Leibovitch* Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Andrea Lejay* 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law

Vancouver 
Sofia Lopez Bancalari*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Sunny Mann*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Calgary 
Emily McDermott* 

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities Law

Calgary 
Arad Mojtahedi* 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Montréal 
Joe Mooney* 

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Calgary 
Fortunat Nadima Nadima*  Intellectual Property Law  Montréal 
Thomas Nichols*  Banking and Finance Law  Montréal 
Chelsea Nimmo* 

Biotechnology Law

Intellectual Property Law 

Toronto 
Meghan Parker*  Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law  Calgary 
Charles-Antoine Peladeau*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Samuel Perron*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Québec 
Sandrine Raquepas*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Jean-Simon Schoenholz*  Administrative and Public Law  Ottawa 
Francesca Taddeo*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Elisabeth Trotter*  Tax Law  Calgary 
Pierre-Olivier Valiquette*  Corporate Law  Montréal 
Claudette Van Zyl*  Corporate and Commercial Litigation  Montréal 
Sean Wallace*  Corporate Law  Calgary 
     

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