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Three Top Honours for Fasken at 2020 Benchmark Canada Awards

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Geoff Cowper, QC Inducted in the Benchmark Hall of Fame

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken took home three top accolades at the Benchmark Canada 2020 Awards, highlighting the strength of the Firm’s litigation team and client work. Partner Geoff Cowper, QC was inducted in the Benchmark Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held virtually on May 28.

This year’s results reconfirm the exceptional client work and sterling reputation of our Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Fasken was a finalist in 14 categories and came out on top in the following:

  • Class Action Firm of the Year
  • Impact Case Award (Telus Communications Inc. v. Wellman)

Geoff Cowper, QC has been identified by Benchmark Canada as a "litigation star" and one of Canada's top 50 trial lawyers. Ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada's leading litigators, he is also recognized for his expertise in the current surveys of Chambers Global, and Best Lawyers in Canada. He is a leading general litigator and a leader of the Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Geoff has served as counsel in leading private and public cases in Canada and internationally. These have included leading decisions with national and international dimensions respecting commercial law, public law and human rights.

The Benchmark Canada awards honour the best of the litigation practices listed in the Benchmark Canada publication. The nominees are determined from both firm submissions and peer review, followed by interviews with Canadian litigators, clients and market commentators. The shortlists and subsequent winners are derived from concurrent research conducted for the 2019 edition of Benchmark Canada during the last three months of 2019.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group
Fasken’s internationally-recognized litigators have won major trials and appeals for large multi-national companies in a variety of industries – mining, technology, financial institutions, communications, aviation, health, energy and life sciences. Our litigators’ expertise spans all areas of private and public law within both common and civil law jurisdictions.

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