DLA Piper (Canada) LLP expands rankings in Legal 500 Canada

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to have achieved its best showing to date in Legal 500 Canada, with 11 lawyers gaining new rankings in the newly released 2018 edition.

For the fifth straight year, the firm has garnered top rating in Infrastructure and Projects. Its Transportation practice has also retained its two tier-one rankings.

Congratulations to Ian Bendell, Ron Dimock, Forrest Hume, Catherine Pawluch and Laura Safran, Q.C., who are again featured in the elite "Leading Lawyers" category. Special recognition also goes to Ryan Evans and Julio Mena, who make their ranking debut as "Next Generation Lawyers."

Overall, the firm and its lawyers are commended for their exemplary client service, industry expertise and business acumen, receiving strong praise that includes:

“[E]xcellent on all fronts…”

"[E]xtremely high level of service..."

“[Brings a] unique level of expertise and perspective to the table…”

“[D]ynamic service which is strong on practicality…”

“[I]ncredibly knowledgeable and responsive…”

The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. Extensive client and industry research are conducted globally each year to determine the top legal talents around the world.

The following lawyers across 18 practice areas are featured in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Canada:

Aboriginal Law
  • Robert Banno, Q.C.
  • Heather Treacy, Q.C.
Banking and Finance
  • Eric Belli-Bivar
  • Marc Philibert
Business Immigration
  • Brian Tsuji
  • Julio Mena (Next Generation Lawyer)
Competition and Antitrust
  • Kevin Wright
Corporate and M&A
  • Robert Seidel, Q.C.
Dispute Resolution
  • Derek Bell
  • David Foulds
  • John Landry
  • David Neave
  • Patrick Roche
  • Kevin Wright
Energy - Mining
  • Roy Hudson
  • David Reid
Energy - Oil and Gas
  • Brian Bidyk
  • Brian Hiebert
  • Robert Seidel, Q.C.
Infrastructure and Projects - Tier 1
  • Ian Bendell (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew Burton
  • Elizabeth Mayer
Intellectual Property
  • Ron Dimock (Leading Lawyer)
  • Chris Bennett
  • Ryan Evans (Next Generation Lawyer)
  • David Foulds
  • Geoffrey Mowatt
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy
  • Bruce Stratton
Labour and Employment
  • Michael Ford, Q.C.
  • Dana Hooker
  • Richard Nixon
  • Richard Press
  • Allen Soltan
  • David Stratton, Q.C.
  • Veronica Monteiro
Public Procurement
  • Elizabeth Mayer
  • Mitchell Mostyn
Real Estate
  • Franco Trasolini
  • Mark Schmidt
Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Brian Davison, Q.C.
  • Derek Bell
  • Carole Hunter
  • Kevin Fritz
Transport: Aviation - Tier 1
  • Catherine Pawluch (Leading Lawyer)
  • Laura Safran, Q.C. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew McFarlane
Transport: Other - Tier 1
  • Forrest Hume (Leading Lawyer)
  • John Landry