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Fasken Recognized at the LMG Life Sciences Awards

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Update - October 30, 2019

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken received two major awards at the seventh annual LMG Life Sciences Awards ceremony, held September 18 in New York City. Awards are presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging Life Sciences work in the past year.

The Firm took home the award for “Canadian Product Liability Firm of the Year 2019”. Fasken is widely recognized as one of the top product liability firms in Canada. LMG has named Fasken Canadian Life Sciences Product Liability Firm of the Year in three of the past six years, Led by Peter Pliszka, Chair of our Product Liability group and Co-Chair of our Life Sciences group, Fasken is regularly retained as national counsel to defend pharmaceutical, medical device and food companies in product liability lawsuits – both class actions and individual lawsuits – across Canada. Fasken has extensive experience working as part of cross-border legal defence teams with our clients’ outside counsel in the US and elsewhere. Fasken works collaboratively with our clients’ counsel in the US and other jurisdictions in an effective and cost-efficient manner, for the ultimate benefit of our clients. Clients turn to Fasken for help because of our lawyers’ ability to identify optimal results and devise practical, creative and cost-efficient strategies to achieve those results for our clients, either in the courtroom or the boardroom.

Fasken also received the award for “Canadian Impact Deal of the Year” for its work on the Sandoz Canada collaborative agreement with Tilray deal. Fasken team leads Sylvie Bourdeau and Mathieu Gagné, with support from Jean-Raphaël Champagne, Jean-Philippe Mikus, Paul Cabana, Nathalie-Anne Béliveau, Sébastien Roy, Wojtek Baraniak and Berkley Sells advised Sandoz on the deal.

The Fasken Life Sciences group is committed to leadership in life sciences law; writing the leading guide to legal and regulatory regimes governing the manufacture and sale of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in Canada.

About the LMG Life Sciences Awards

The LMG Life Sciences Awards honour the achievements of leading life sciences lawyers, law firms and in-house counsel in the US, Canada and Europe that have played a significant role in the sciences industry.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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