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28 September 20234 minute read

DLA Piper Canada recognized in 2024 Chambers Canada guide

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and its lawyers have been recognized across 18 practice areas in the ‎‎2024 edition of Chambers Canada.

Among our 30 ranked lawyers, Denis Silva (Corporate/Commercial: British Columbia), Kate Bake-Paterson (Charities/Non-profits) and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy (Intellectual Property: Litigation) have all received their first Chambers rankings. Also ranked for the first time is Alex Hudson, who has been recognized as an Associate to Watch for Transportation: Rail and Road. ‎ Max Collett, who recently joined the Vancouver office, has received an inaugural ranking for Environmental law, in addition to being ranked once more for Real Estate law.

The firm has received rankings across 13 practice areas, with first time rankings going to our Alberta litigation group and our national cannabis group.

“I am delighted to see the significant increase in our ranked lawyers in addition to our newest practice group rankings.” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. “The Canadian firm continues to expand upon our capabilities owing to the hard work and dedication of our lawyers, an impressive group made up of home-grown talent and important additions to the partnership in recent years.”

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

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

  • Kate Bake-Paterson - Charities/Non-profits (Up and Coming)
  • Ian Bendell - Projects: PPP and Infrastructure, Project Finance
  • Colin Brousson - Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Andrew Burton - Projects: PPP and Infrastructure
  • Max Collett - Real Estate (British Columbia) ‎and Environmental Law
  • Russel Drew - Corporate/Commercial (Ontario)
  • Robert Fonn - Cannabis Law
  • Michael Ford, K.C. - Employment and Labour (Alberta)
  • Kevin Fritz - Tax
  • Catherine Gibson - Real Estate (British Columbia)
  • Brian Hiebert - Agribusiness: Forestry
  • Alex Hudson - Transportation: Rail and Road (Associate to Watch)
  • Forrest Hume - Transportation: Rail and Road (Band 1)
  • Howard Krupat - Construction
  • Edmond Lamek - Restructuring & Insolvency
  • John Landry, K.C. - Transportation: Rail & Road
  • Garry Mancell - Agribusiness: Forestry (Senior Statesperson)
  • Elizabeth Mayer - Projects: PPP and Infrastructure
  • David Neave - Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence), Litigation: Products Liability
  • Richard Nixon - Employment and Labour (Ontario)
  • Catherine Pawluch - Transportation: Aviation
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy - Intellectual Property (Litigation)
  • Laura Safran, K.C. - Transportation: Aviation (Band 1)
  • Denis Silva - Corporate/Commercial (British Columbia), (Up and Coming)
  • Bruce Stratton - Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Heather Treacy, K.C. - Aboriginal Law and Litigation: General Commercial (Alberta)
  • Jeff Waatainen - Agribusiness: Forestry (Star Associate)
  • Adrienne Woodyard - Tax: Litigation
  • Kevin Wright - Competition/Antitrust: Litigators