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Chambers Canada 2018 Guide Recognizes 89 Fasken Martineau Lawyers and 43 Practice Areas

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Fasken Martineau is also awarded “Banking Law Firm of the Year 2017”

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau is pleased to announce that the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide was released yesterday, and with it, several new rankings for the Firm.

Concurrent with the launch of the Guide, Chambers held their Awards ceremony in Toronto on September 27, for which Fasken Martineau took home the “Banking Law Firm of the Year 2017” award. The Banking & Finance group at Fasken Martineau acts for banks, insurers, trust and loan companies, credit unions and related clients wanting to move forward with innovative activities in an increasingly regulated business environment. The breadth and depth of the practice was highlighted at the awards ceremony.

The Guide features 89 lawyers across the country for their legal expertise, out of which 6 are newly included in the Guide. 16 are top tier (Band 1) in their practice area(s): Mark Andrews, QC, Brian Burkett, Alex Cameron, Richard Clare, Stephen Clark, Rosalind Cooper, Geoff Cowper, QC, Laurence Dunbar, Matthew Ghikas, Douglas Gilbert, Brian Graves, Jon Levin, Robert Paré, Clifford Sosnow, John Torrey, John Turner. Additionally, Robert Dupont, Ross Gascho, Lorene Novakowski are named “Recognized Practitioner”, and Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner, is named “Eminent Practitioner” in two categories.

The Guide recognizes the Firm in 43 practice areas, 10 of which are top tier (Band 1): Aboriginal Law (Nationwide), Employment & Labour (Nationwide, BC, ON), Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (BC), Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide), Litigation: General Commercial (BC), Real Estate (QC), Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide), and Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting (Nationwide).

The 5 new practice areas highlighted in the Guide include: Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation (Nationwide), Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (British Columbia), Privacy & Data Protection (Nationwide), Startups & Emerging Companies (Nationwide), and Transportation: Rail & Road (Nationwide).

A full review of the Firm’s rankings can be viewed here.

About Chambers Canada 

The Chambers Canada Guide covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The Guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada. Chambers Canada is published annually every October. The Chambers Canada Awards are based on the research for the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada. These awards reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

About Fasken Martineau

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