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13 November 202020 minute read

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP recognized in the ‎‎2021 edition of the Legal 500 Canada‎

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and its lawyers have been recognized as industry leaders across multiple practice areas in the latest edition of the Legal 500 ‎Canada

DLA Piper Canada increased its number of listed lawyers in the 2021 guide to 37, a 20 percent increase over last year's showing. Special recognition goes to Robert Fonn, who was named a Next Generation Partner for both Cannabis Law and Corporate and M&A, and to Katrina Edgerton-McGhan and Simon McCleary, both of whom were recognized as Rising Stars in the area of Dispute Resolution. Our Leading Lawyers this year were Ian Bendell (Projects), Andrew Burton (Projects), Michael Ford, Q.C. (Employment), Forrest Hume (Transportation), Catherine Pawluch (Transportation), Laura Safran, Q.C. (Transportation), Bruce Stratton (IP) and Brian Tsuji (Immigration). 

The firm once more received top rating for our Infrastructure and Projects, Aviation and Rail and Road practice groups.

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 practicing 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 firm and its lawyers were commended for their exemplary client service and industry expertise, receiving positive commentary from clients and industry experts, who applauded our lawyers for their:

ability to understand, synthesise, lead and negotiate complex issues”

“practical answers to any given situation"

“prompt advice and solid business practical approach" 

The following lawyers are listed in the 2021 edition of Legal 500 Canada:


Banking and Finance
  • Eric Belli-Bivar
  • Marc Philibert
Business Immigration
  • Brian Tsuji (Leading Lawyer)
  • Robert Fonn (Next Generation Partner)
  • Vaughn MacLellan
  • Derek Sigel
Competition and Antitrust
  • David Neave
  • Rebecca von Rüti
  • Catherine Pawluch
  • Kevin Wright
Corporate and M&A
  • Robert Fonn (Next Generation Partner)
  • Ted Maduri
  • David Stratton, Q.C.
Dispute Resolution
  • Katrina Edgerton-McGhan (Rising Star)
  • David Foulds
  • John Landry
  • Simon McCleary (Rising Star)
  • David Neave
  • Heather Treacy, Q.C.
  • Lana Finney
  • Robert Seidel, Q.C.
Indigenous Law
  • Heather Treacy, Q.C.
  • Simon Wells
Infrastructure and Projects - Tier 1
  • Ian Bendell (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew Burton (Leading Lawyer)
  • Elizabeth Mayer
  • Mitchell Mostyn
Intellectual Property
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy
  • Bruce Stratton (Leading Lawyer)
Labour and Employment
  • Michael Ford, Q.C. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Richard Nixon
  • Allen Soltan
  • Rachel Hamilton
  • Veronica Monteiro
  • David Stratton, Q.C.
Public Procurement
  • Elizabeth Mayer
  • Mitchell Mostyn
Real Estate
  • Mark Schmidt
  • Franco Trasolini
Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Brian Davison, Q.C.
Transport: Aviation - Tier 1
  • David Neave
  • Catherine Pawluch (Leading Lawyer)
  • Laura Safran, Q.C. (Leading Lawyer)
  • Andrew McFarlane
Transport: Other - Tier 1
  • Forrest Hume (Leading Lawyer)
  • John Landry