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The Legal 500 Canada 2017: 63 Fasken Martineau lawyers ranked

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Fasken Martineau ranked top tier firm in three categories: ‘Dispute resolution: British Columbia’, ‘Energy: Mining’ and ‘Labour and employment’

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, announced that 63 of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada, including 17 who have been named “Leading Lawyers”. In addition, Fasken Martineau has been ranked a top tier firm in three categories: ‘Dispute resolution: British Columbia’, ‘Energy: Mining’ and ‘Labour and employment’.

Fasken Martineau is ranked in 24 areas of practice for 2017:

Banking and Finance – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyers: Stephen Clark, Jon Holmstrom, John Torrey
  • Partners mentioned: Koker Christensen, Nicolas Faucher, Brian Kelsall, Xeno Martis, Angela Onesi

Business Immigration – Tier 4


Capital Markets – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Robert Paré
  • Partners mentioned: Jean-Pierre Chamberland, Rubin Rapuch, John Sabetti

Competition and Antitrust – Tier 3

  • Leading Lawyer: Anthony Baldanza
  • Partners mentioned: Huy Do, Laura Cooper

Corporate and M&A – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Jon Levin
  • Partners mentioned: Marie-Josée Neveu, Robert Paré, Rubin Rapuch, John Sabetti, John Turner

Dispute Resolution: Alberta – Tier 4


Dispute Resolution: British Columbia – Tier 1

  • Leading Lawyers: Mark Andrews, Q.C., Geoff Cowper, Q.C.

Dispute Resolution: Ontario – Tier 4

  • Partners mentioned: Laura Cooper, Gerry Ranking

Dispute Resolution: Québec – Tier 3


Energy: Mining – Tier 1

  • Leading Lawyers: Michael Bourassa, John Turner
  • Partners mentioned: Michael Boehm, Paul Fornazzari, Brian Graves, Josh Lewis

Energy: Oil and Gas – Tier 3

  • Partners mentioned: Matthew Ghikas, André Turmel, Paul Wilson

Energy: Power – Tier 3

  • Partners mentioned: Peter Feldberg, Xeno Martis, André Turmel

Environment – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Rosalind Cooper
  • Partners mentioned: Kevin O’Callaghan, Paul Wilson

Infrastructure and Projects – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Brian Kelsall
  • Partners mentioned: Thomas Barlow, David Little, Daniel Picotte, Ella Plotkin

Intellectual Property – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Brian Kelsall
  • Partners mentioned: Julie Desrosiers, Marek Nitoslawski

International Trade – Tier 3

  • Leading Lawyer: Clifford Sosnow
  • Partner mentioned: Peter Kirby

Labour and Employment – Tier 1

  • Leading Lawyers: Brian Burkett, Douglas Gilbert
  • Partners mentioned: Louis Bernier, Ad.E., John Craig, Robert Dupont, Kevin O’Neill, Q.C., Brian Smeenk

Public Procurement – Tier 3

  • Partner mentioned: Peter Mantas

Real Estate – Tier 3

  • Partners mentioned: Andrea Centa, Richard Clare, Martin Emmons, Nicolas Leblanc

Restructuring and Insolvency – Tier 3

  • Leading Lawyer: John Grieve
  • Partners mentioned: Stuart Brotman, Kibben Jackson

Tax – Tier 3

  • Partners mentioned: Alain Ranger, Christopher Steeves, Curtis Stewart

Technology, Media and Telecoms – Tier 2

  • Leading Lawyer: Laurence Dunbar
  • Partners mentioned: Karam Bayrakal, John Beardwood, Stephen Whitehead

Transport: Aviation – Tier 3

  • Partner mentioned: Martin Sheehan

Transport: Other – Tier 2

The Legal 500 Canada rankings are based on the results of research, including written submissions from law firms, interviews with lawyers and feedback from client references.

About Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at


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