Toronto (Canada) – The 2021 Best Lawyers in Canada guide has ranked Fasken as “Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year” and “Privacy and Data Security Law Firm of the Year.” The 15th edition of the publication also recognizes 256 Fasken lawyers, with a number of them being ranked in multiple sections.
This is an 11 per cent increase in the number of lawyers highlighted since last year. The full list of selected lawyers can be found here.
Furthermore, 12 of the 256 that are listed have been named “Lawyer of the Year.” They include:
- Carl Bélanger - Venture Capital Law
- Rosalind H. Cooper - Environmental Law
- Simon R. Coval, QC - Director and Officer Liability Practice
- Geoffrey Cowper, QC - Class Action Litigation
- Mathieu Gagné - Biotechnology Law
- Matthew Ghikas FCIArb - Energy Regulatory Law
- Frédéric P. Gilbert - Franchise Law
- Blair Horn - Corporate Governance Practice
- Peter J. Pliszka - Product Liability Law
- Keith E. Spencer - Technology Law
- John W. Torrey - Banking and Finance Law
- Chris Wolfenberg - Mining Law
The “Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year” recognizes members of the Firm who practice Natural Resources Law across a variety of practice and industry groups, including Energy, Environmental, Indigenous, Infrastructure and Projects, and Mining. These groups advise natural resource clients across a wide spectrum of legal service needs. This recognition highlights their work on a variety of projects, including complex environmental assessments, regulatory hearings and challenges, infrastructure financings, and Indigenous interests and equity participation.
Fasken is a recognized leader in privacy and cybersecurity law. Known for expertise in cybersecurity risk management, planning and incident response, as well as regulatory and class-action litigation defence, the Privacy and Cybersecurity group advises leading businesses, non-profits and governments in Canada and around the world.
A truly global practice, the clients Fasken serves and projects the Firm has been involved with span every Canadian province, 25 countries across Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is an attorney ranking service. For more than 30 years, it has identified lawyers best qualified to represent clients in various jurisdictions and specialties. The "Law Firm of the Year" awards are determined by a number of factors including feedback from other lawyers, the size and coverage of the firms in that area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, etc. The “Lawyer of the Year” awards are given to those with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.
Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 750 lawyers and ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit our website at fasken.com.