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10 November 20225 minute read

DLA Piper Canada ranked in Legal 500 Canada 2023

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has 41 lawyers listed across 14 practice areas in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 Canada. The firm once more received Tier 1 rankings for our Infrastructure and Projects, Aviation and Rail and Road practice groups.

Congratulations to Andrew McFarlane, who has received his first Leading Lawyer ranking for Transportation, as well as to those lawyers who repeated their Lead Lawyer ranking this year: Ian Bendell (Projects), Andrew Burton (Projects), Michael Ford, K.C. (Employment), Forrest Hume (Transportation), Catherine Pawluch (Transportation), Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy (IP), Laura Safran, K.C. (Transportation) and Bruce Stratton (IP).

Rebecca von Rüti (Dispute Resolution) and Bentley Gaikis (IP) were recognized as Next Generation Partners for the first time and Robert Fonn was recognized as a Next Generation Partner for both Corporate and Cannabis law for the second year in a row. Our Rising Stars for the 2023 guide are Katrina Edgerton-McGhan (Dispute Resolution), Jonathon Ward (Employment) and Michal Kasprowicz (IP).

The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s largest legal referral guides, with the Canada guide recognizing the best Canadian firms and lawyers practising within the Canadian market. Results are based on extensive research conducted by the directory over the course of the year, including in-depth submissions and thousands of interviews with client and industry leaders

The following lawyers appeared in the 2023 edition of Legal 500 Canada:

  • Robert Fonn (Next Generation Partner)
  • Colin Brousson
  • Michael Reid
  • Derek Sigel
  • Denis Silva
Competition and Antitrust
  • David Neave
  • Catherine Pawluch
  • Kevin Wright
Corporate and M&A
  • Robert Fonn (Next Generation Partner)
  • Ted Maduri
  • Denis Silva
Dispute Resolution
  • Rebecca von Rüti (Next Generation Partner)
  • Jordan Deering
  • Katrina Edgerton-McGhan (Rising Star)
  • David Foulds
  • John Landry
  • David Neave
  • Patrick Roche
  • Heather Treacy, K.C.
Indigenous Law
  • Heather Treacy, K.C.
Infrastructure and Projects - Tier 1
  • Ian Bendell (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew Burton (Leading Lawyer)
  • Elizabeth Mayer
Intellectual Property
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy (Leading Lawyer)
  • Bruce Stratton (Leading Lawyer)
  • Chris Bennett
  • Bentley Gaikis (Next Generation Partner)
  • Michal Kasprowicz (Rising Star)
  • Alan Macek
  • Geoff Mowatt
Labour and Employment
  • Michael Ford, K.C. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Jonathon Ward (Rising Star)
Public Procurement
  • Elizabeth Mayer
Real Estate and Construction
  • Nicholas Chan
  • Catherine Gibson
  • Richard Lord
  • Justin Mooney
  • Mark Schmidt
  • Franco Trasolini
Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Colin Brousson
  • Edmond Lamek
  • Jerritt Pawlyk
  • Ryan Black
  • Robert Fonn
  • Morgan McDonald
  • Michael Reid
  • Denis Silva
Transport: Aviation - Tier 1
  • Catherine Pawluch (Leading Lawyer)
  • Laura Safran, K.C. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew McFarlane (Leading Lawyer)
  • David Neave
Transport: Other - Tier 1
  • Forrest Hume (Leading Lawyer)
  • John Landry