The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world and assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.

Every year, the Legal 500 highlight practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

This year eight practices and 12 Canadian lawyers were named in the Legal 500 Canada Ranking.

8 practice areas have been recommended:

– Competition and antitrust (tier 4)
– Corporate and M&A (tier 4)
– Dispute resolution – Dispute resolution – Ontario (tier 5)
– Intellectual property (tier 4)
– International trade (tier 3)
– Labour and employment (tier 3)
– Tax (tier 5)
– Technology (tier 4)

3 lawyers were listed in elite “Leading lawyers” list:

  1. Paul Burns – International trade
  2. George Avraam – Labour and employment
  3. Jacques Bernier – Tax

1 lawyer was listed as a “Rising Star”:
 Jennifer Bernardo – Labour and employment

14 lawyers are recommended in the editorial: 

Competition and Antitrust
– Arlan Gates 

Corporate and M&A
– David Palumbo

Dispute Resolution
– John Pirie    
– Matthew Latella

Intellectual Property
– Christopher Aide
– Stephanie Vaccari
International Trade
– Paul Burns  

Labour and Employment
– George Avraam    
– Jennifer Bernardo 

Jacques Bernier    
– Peter Clark 

– Theo Ling

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