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Fasken Receives Three LMG Life Sciences Awards 2021

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken received three major awards at the ninth annual LMG Life Sciences Awards ceremony, held virtually on September 22. Awards are presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging life sciences work in the past year.

The Firm was named a winner in the following categories:

Peter Pliszka is regarded as one of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers and is Co-Leader of the Firm’s Life Sciences group and the National Chair of the Product Liability and Insurance group. Peter is a repeat winner of this award, having previously been named by LMG as Canadian Product Liability Attorney of the Year in 2016.  As well, Peter has helped lead Fasken to being named Canadian Life Sciences Product Liability Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences in four of the past eight years. His practice is focused primarily on product liability and class action litigation matters and is national in scope. Peter manages litigation proceedings across Canada and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and other Canadian provinces as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Peter frequently represents clients in parallel Canada-US cross-border legal proceedings, and he has extensive experience working collaboratively with his clients’  outside counsel in other countries to provide effective, seamless and cost-efficient results. 

Author of “Drug and Health Products Law in Canada” with a Doctor of Law degree, Mathieu Gagné is specialized in drug and other health products (medical devices, cosmetics, natural health products, etc.) related laws. He has a unique knowledge of the legal framework governing drugs and other health products, from their inception in the lab to their consumption and has counselled many major international pharmaceutical companies on drug insurance plans, clinical trials, drug pricing and reimbursement, business practices, issues related to the approval, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of drugs in Canada. Mathieu’s expertise as one of the top life science lawyer has been recognized by numerous legal directories, including Chambers Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers.

Co-led by Sylvie Bourdeau and Peter Pliszka, the Fasken
Life Sciences group is committed to providing clients in the life sciences industries with thought leadership, strategic analysis, creative solutions and strong advocacy. Widely recognized as one of the top product liability firms in Canada, 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 lawyers also regularly work collaboratively with US counsel to provide clients with cost-efficient and strategic legal representation when parallel legal proceedings are launched by plaintiffs’ counsel on both sides of the border.

About the LMG Life Sciences Awards
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 800 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical and innovative 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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