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Chambers Canada 2017 Guide recognizes 83 Fasken Martineau lawyers and names us “Employment Law Firm of the Year”

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Fasken Martineau named "Employment Law Firm of the Year" by Chambers Canada

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, announced today that 83 of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked in 46 areas of practice in Chambers & Partners Chambers Canada 2017 guide. Eighteen lawyers received Band 1 recognition.

Additionally, Fasken Martineau was named “Employment Law Firm of the Year”. Based on client feedback and adjudicated on the criteria of industry intelligence and comprehension, Fasken Martineau’s Employment team proved they are Canada’s leading practice group powered by the most knowledgeable lawyers in the country.

Fasken Martineau received top tier (Band 1) recognition in 9 practice areas including: Aboriginal Law (Canada), Dispute Resolution (British Columbia), Employment & Labour (Canada, British Columbia, Ontario), Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada), Private Client (Canada), Real Estate (Québec), and Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting (Canada).

The following lawyers and practice areas were recognized in the Chambers Canada 2017 guide:

Aboriginal Law (Canada)

  • Kevin O’Callaghan
  • Neal Smitheman
  • Charles F. Willms

Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products (Canada)


Banking & Finance (Canada)

  • Jon Holmstrom
  • John Torrey

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation (Canada)

  • Stephen Clark

Capital Markets (Canada)


Competition/Antitrust (Canada)

  • Anthony Baldanza
  • Huy A. Do

Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (British Columbia)


Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (Ontario)


Corporate/Commercial (Ontario)

  • Aaron Atkinson
  • Jon Levin
  • Bill Orr

Corporate/Commercial (Québec)

  • Michel Boislard
  • Jean Michel Lapierre
  • Robert Paré

Corporate/M&A (Canada)


Dispute Resolution (Canada)


Dispute Resolution (British Columbia)

  • Mark Andrews, Q.C.
  • Tracey Cohen, Q.C.
  • Simon Coval
  • Geoffrey Cowper, Q.C.
  • Andrew Nathanson

Dispute Resolution (Ontario)

  • Robert Harrison
  • Gerry Ranking
  • Samuel Rickett

Dispute Resolution (Québec)

  • Marc-André Fabien, Ad E
  • Martin Sheehan

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Canada)

  • Henri C. Alvarez, Q.C.
  • Tina Cicchetti

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defense) (Canada)

  • Andrew Borrell
  • Laura Cooper
  • Geoffrey Cowper

Employment & Labour (Canada)

  • Brian Burkett
  • Douglas Gilbert
  • Kevin O’Neill, Q.C.
  • Brian P. Smeenk

Employment & Labour (British Columbia)

  • David McDonald
  • Kevin O’Neill

Employment & Labour (Ontario)

  • Brian Burkett
  • Douglas Gilbert
  • Brian O’Byrne
  • Karen Sargeant
  • Brian P. Smeenk

Energy: Power (Canada)


Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Canada)

  • Peter Feldberg

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada)

  • Michael Bourassa
  • Brian Graves
  • Josh Lewis
  • Frank Mariage
  • John Turner

Environment (Canada)

  • Rosalind Cooper

Franchising (Canada)

  • Frédéric Gilbert
  • Darrell Jarvis

Healthcare (Canada)

  • Lynne Golding

Information Technology (Canada)

  • Karam Bayrakal
  • John Beardwood
  • Andrew Nunes

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory (Canada)

  • Koker Christensen
  • Robert W. McDowell

International Trade/WTO (Canada)

  • Peter Kirby
  • Clifford Sosnow

Investment Funds (Canada)

  • Anil Aggarwal
  • François Brais
  • John Kruk

Life Sciences (Canada)

  • Timothy Squire
  • Ingrid VanderElst, Ph.D.

Litigation: Products Liability (Canada)

  • Peter Pliszka

Pensions & Benefits (Canada)

  • Peggy McCallum

Privacy & Data Protection (Canada)

  • Alex Cameron

Private Client (Canada)

  • Howard Carr
  • Elena Hoffstein
  • Corina Weigl

Project Finance (Canada)

  • Brian Kelsall
  • Ella Plotkin

Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Canada)

  • Thomas Barlow
  • Brian Kelsall
  • David Little
  • Ella Plotkin

Public Procurement (Canada)

  • Peter Mantas

Real Estate (Canada)

  • Richard Clare
  • Martin Emmons

Real Estate (Ontario)

  • Martin Emmons

Real Estate (Québec)

  • Richard Clare

Restructuring/Insolvency (Canada)

  • Stuart Brotman
  • John Grieve
  • Kibben Jackson
  • Aubrey Kauffman
  • Alain Riendeau

Tax (Canada)

  • Alain Ranger

Tax: Litigation (Canada)

  • Curtis Stewart

Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting (Canada)

  • Laurence Dunbar
  • Jay Kerr-Wilson
  • Leslie Milton
  • Scott Prescott
  • Stephen Whitehead

Transportation: Rail & Road (Canada)

  • Enrico Forlini


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