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The 2022 Chambers Canada Guide Recognizes 111 Fasken Lawyers

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken is featured throughout the 2022 Chambers Canada Guide, released today. The publication ranks 111 of the Firm’s lawyers across Canada for their legal expertise in 47 areas of practice. 11 lawyers received top tier (Band 1) recognition.

The Firm was also highlighted in 47 practice areas and ranked top tier (Band 1) in six of them, including: Aboriginal (Indigenous) Law (Nationwide), Employment & Labour (Nationwide, BC, ON, QC), Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide), Litigation: General Commercial (BC), Real Estate (QC), and Telecommunications & Broadcasting (Nationwide).

Of the 111 Fasken lawyers recognized in the Guide, 11 lawyers ranked as Band 1 in their practice areas: John Torrey, Stéphane Fillion, John Turner, Michael Bourassa, Rosalind Cooper, Clifford Sosnow, Geoffrey Cowper, QC, Peter Pliszka, David Hausman, Alex Cameron and Laurence Dunbar.

Please find the full listing of the Firm’s rankings here  (Firm .pdf also available).

Fasken’s Aboriginal (Indigenous) Law group has the benefit of being involved from the very beginning of the development of Aboriginal law in Canada and has an extensive experience with successfully defending challenges to permits and licenses by judicial review and by pursuing practical and efficient injunctions to allow projects to continue development.

The Labour, Employment and Human Rights group provides proactive, pragmatic and effective solutions to address the issues clients face. As one of Canada’s largest national practices with offices in each of the major cities across Canada, our team comprehensively and in a coordinated manner assist clients with their multijurisdictional LEHR needs.

As a leader in Mining law, the Firm is known for competence in common and civil law, and cross-border matters, and is a uniquely qualified advisor in the industry. The Global Mining group is skilled and experienced in all the various legal services required by mining clients, from exploration through development to operation and closure.

The Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group is ranked among the top litigation teams by several publications including Chambers Canada, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers. The litigators at Fasken are leading authorities in their areas and represent clients’ interests at all levels of court, arbitration, mediation and in front of tribunals.

Fasken’s Real Estate Law group is a seasoned legal team with the experience and capacity to take on  sophisticated and complex transactions, as well as routine matters, in all areas of commercial real estate. The Firm has the industry connections and know-how to guide their clients through their real estate projects and transactions. With real estate lawyers situated in several of the world’s business and decision-making centres, Fasken has the commitment, resources and expertise to help structure, finance and close deals and provide ongoing support for your real estate needs.

Fasken’s Broadcasting and Telecommunications group works with consumers, wireless and wireline carriers, internet service providers, resellers, cable, IPTV and satellite distributors, radio and television broadcasters and digital media companies. The Firm also work with utilities and airports to leverage their communications infrastructure and businesses such as investment companies whose interests intersect with the industry and helps navigate complex regulatory requirements and foreign ownership restrictions. The group can establish new businesses and initiatives, structure specialized commercial agreements and organize infrastructure projects at the national and international level. Fasken’s notable communications work includes advising foreign governments in developing communications infrastructure and regulatory regimes for Canada’s leading communications companies on almost every major policy and licensing proceeding held by the CRTC.


About Chambers Canada

The Chambers Canada Guide covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The Guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 70 practice areas across Canada. Chambers Canada is published annually.

About Fasken

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