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Fifty-Seven Fasken Lawyers are Recognized in the 2022 Edition of Legal 500 Canada

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has received a number of accolades in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Canada.

The Firm was highlighted in 31 practice areas, six of which were designated as Tier 1. The Firm’s practice areas that achieved the highest recognition are Indigenous Law, Insurance, Labour and Employment, Mining, Telecoms and Dispute Resolution (British Columbia). 

Fifty-seven Fasken lawyers were recognized, with 35 of them listed as Leading Individuals, including: Tony Baldanza, Michael Bourassa, Brian Burkett, Koker Christensen, Richard Clare, Tracey Cohen QC, Rosalind Cooper, Geoff Cowper QC, Julie Desrosiers, Tony Di Domenico, Huy Do, Laurence Dunbar, Marc-André Fabien, AdE, Peter Feldberg, Stéphane Fillion, Andrew Gabrielson, Ross Gascho, Matthew Ghikas, Douglas Gilbert, Al Gourley, Brian Graves, John Grieve, QC, Jon Holmstrom, Brian Kelsall, Jay Kerr-Wilson, Peter Kirby, Peter MantasBarbara Miller, Thomas Meagher, Kevin O’Callaghan, Ella Plotkin, Karen Sargeant, Clifford Sosnow, John Torrey and John Turner.

Fifteen partners were chosen as Next Generation Partners, including: Sarah Armstrong, Karam Bayrakal, Christopher Bystrom, Pierre-Olivier Charlebois, Magali Cournoyer-Proulx, Johanna Fipke, Sarah Gingrich, Brenden Hunter, Kibben Jackson, Jean Michel Lapierre, Andrew Nunes, Caitlin Rose, Darren Reed, Krisztián Tóth, David Wong. Fasken associates Martin Ferreira Pinho, Alexandra Mitretodis, Michael Shortt, Patricia Henault, Allyson Marta, Daniel Conrad and Craig Bellefontaine were selected as Rising Stars.

A full review of the Firm’s rankings can be found in the online guide.

Fasken’s Indigenous Law group has the benefit of being involved from the very beginning of the development of Aboriginal law in Canada and has an extensive experience negotiating agreements with First Nations, providing advice on consultation, as well as with successfully defending challenges to permits and licenses by judicial review and by pursuing practical and efficient injunctions to allow projects to continue development.

The Firm’s Insurance practice group advises insurers, reinsurers, brokers and agents on a wide variety of corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters. In addition, they help insurers and their insureds understand and manage their legal risk in all areas of their business with efficient and cost-effective handle of all types of insurance claims and disputes including coverage and liability defence in all major classes of insurance. The lawyers are repeatedly recognized as leaders in the field and regularly speak and write on insurance topics.

Fasken’s Labour and Employment and Human Rights up provides proactive, pragmatic and effective solutions to address the issues clients face. As Canada’s largest national practice with offices in each major city across Canada, our team comprehensively and in a coordinated manner assist clients with their multijurisdictional workplace needs.

As a leader in Mining law, the Firm is highly experienced in in common and civil law, in multi-jurisdictional matters, and is a uniquely qualified advisor in the industry. The Global Mining Group is skilled in the wide range of legal services required by mining clients, from exploration through development to production and beyond.

Companies of all sizes are innovating and creating new technology to streamline their businesses and user experience. Fasken lawyers are fluent in the sector’s language and can provide advice related to companies at any stage of business. The race to succeed in this sector involves agility and creativity as much as it does realism; the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group provides clients with support at both ends of the spectrum. Considered a “go-to” law firm, the team works with clients ranging from the most active and respected start-up and emerging tech practices to Fortune 500 companies. Many clients in the financial, technology and communications sector are investing in internal innovation labs, with strong needs and appetite for acquiring external innovation. Fasken can be more than their legal counsel and acts as the networking hub, using significant experience in acting for sellers and buyers of technology and communications, to make smart introductions for potential acquisition, financing and general business purposes.

Litigation can be unpredictable, costly and a distraction from achieving your goals. Fasken’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group delivers successful and creative strategies tailored to their clients’ goals while adhering to cost-effective practices. By emphasising strategy we place solutions ahead of problems and outcomes ahead of process. Creativity includes adapting legal principles to novel issues, applying unexpected solutions and investing in cutting-edge disciplines. Cost-effective practices involve staffing and organization that capitalizes on established experience. The team is consistently recognized by respected publications worldwide for its exceptional service to clients.

About The Legal 500

For the last 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world. Its rankings are based on the results of research, including written submissions from law firms, interviews with lawyers and feedback from client references. They highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

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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