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29 September 20224 minute read

DLA Piper Canada increases rankings in 2023 Chambers Canada guide

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and its lawyers have been recognized across 16 practice areas in the ‎‎2023 edition of Chambers Canada.

Among our 26 ranked lawyers, tax partners Kevin Fritz and Adrienne Woodyard have obtained their first ‎ranking with Chambers, in addition to an inaugural ranking for the tax group as a whole. In the area of ‎Real Estate, Catherine Gibson received her first Band ranking. Also ranked for the first time is Emma ‎Cosgrave, who has been recognized as an Associate to Watch for construction law. Michael Ford, K.C., ‎Forrest Hume and Laura Safran, K.C. have once more been ranked in Band 1 in their respective practice ‎areas‎.‎

Following on the significant growth and achievements of our corporate group in the Toronto office in recent years, the Ontario corporate group has received the prestigious Elite ranking with the guide for the first time, placing us among Ontario’s top ranked firms for corporate/commercial.

“I congratulate our ranked lawyers, in addition to their colleagues, who have played an important role in helping us achieve our firm rankings.” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. “The increase in firm rankings across key practice areas speaks to our collaboration, dedication and growing role as part of one of the leading global law firms.”

Covering over 185 jurisdictions, Chambers and Partners is one of the most influential rankings guides to legal talent worldwide. Rankings for both lawyers and law firms are based on the meticulous research of a team of editors and researchers which includes a rigorous process of peer review and client interviews.

DLA Piper Canada is recognized as a leading law firm in the following areas:‎

  • Agribusiness: Forestry (Band 1)‎
  • Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded (Alberta, British Columbia) (Band 1)‎
  • Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (Ontario)
  • Employment & Labour (Nationwide and Alberta)‎
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation ‎
  • Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • Real Estate (British Columbia)‎
  • Tax (Nationwide)‎
  • Transportation: Aviation
  • Transportation: Rail & Road (Band 1)‎

The following lawyers have been distinguished as top practitioners in their respective fields:‎