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9 September 202040 minute read

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP recognized by Chambers Canada 2021

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to see 25 of our lawyers recognized across 16 practice areas in the ‎‎2021 edition of Chambers Canada. ‎

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.

“The extensive industry knowledge, results-oriented approach and excellence in client service continually displayed by our lawyers has once more received acknowledgement in the latest edition of Chambers Canada and I congratulate our ranked lawyers on this important recognition.” said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner.

Client and market feedback on the firm and its lawyers highlighted a deep understanding of the market, technical know-how and dedication to client service:

‎"Technically knowledgeable of the subject area, strategic and provide good direction"‎

‎"Their client service is consistently excellent"‎

‎"They have great resources and get things turned around extremely quickly"‎


List of Rankings

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

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

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

Derek Bell

Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)

Ian Bendell

Projects: PPP and Infrastructure
Project Finance

Andrew Burton

Projects: PPP and Infrastructure

Lana Finney


Robert Fonn

Cannabis Law

Michael Ford, Q.C.

Employment and Labour (Nationwide and Alberta) (Band 1)

Brian Hiebert

Agribusiness: Forestry

Forrest Hume

Transportation: Rail and Road (Band 1)

Tamara Hunter

Privacy and Data Protection

Howard Krupat


John Landry

Transportation: Rail & Road

Edmond Lamek

Restructuring & Insolvency

Garry Mancell

Agribusiness: Forestry (Senior Statesperson)

Elizabeth Mayer

Projects: PPP and Infrastructure

Andrew McFarlane

Transportation: Aviation

David Neave

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
Litigation: General Commercial (British Columbia
Litigation: Products Liability

Richard Nixon

Employment and Labour (Ontario)

Catherine Pawluch

Transportation: Aviation

Laura Safran, Q.C.

Transportation: Aviation (Band 1)

Allen Soltan

Employment and Labour (British Columbia)

Bruce Stratton

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Heather Treacy, Q.C.

Aboriginal Law
Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta)

Brian Tsuji


Jeff Waatainen

Agribusiness: Forestry 

Kevin Wright

Competition/Antitrust: Litigators