Osler Recognized by Chambers Global 2012: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Mar 16, 2012

Chambers Global 2012: The World’s Leadings Lawyers for Business has been released and Osler is honoured to once again be ranked among the best law firms in Canada.

Chambers rankings are based purely on research and not advertising. In fact, the rankings included in Chambers Global 2012 are the result of months of interviews conducted by U.K.-based legal publisher Chambers & Partners: “Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research.”

Chambers uses the following criteria in selecting the world’s best lawyers:  technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

Osler has over 70 lawyers recognized for their individual expertise. The firm was also recognized in 16 categories (see below) and received a coveted Band 1 ranking in 6 categories, including: Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution (Québec), Energy: Oil & Gas, International Trade/WTO, Pensions & Benefits and Tax.

Osler is proud that the following practice groups were recognized by Chambers Global 2012

Banking & Finance -  “…a dominant presence.”

Competition/Antitrust - “…high standards and a pleasure to work with.”

Corporate/M&A - “…acclaimed for its deep bench.”

Dispute Resolution ( Litigation ) - “… commended for its pragmatic and integrated approach to contentious matters.”

Employment & Labour - “…one of the best in Canada”

Pensions - “…one of  the top for pensions.”

Energy: Oil & Gas / Power - “…a very deep team and cover the energy industry very well.”

Information Technology - “…Osler significantly bolstered its IT department this year.”

Intellectual Property - “…professional, thorough, knowledgeable and attentive.”

International Trade/WTO - “…this team punches well above its weight.”

Projects: PPP & Infrastructure - “…a strong contender.”

Real Estate - “…they don’t skip a beat.”

Restructuring & Insolvency - “…acclaimed for its leading role in a number of significant ongoing transactions.”

Tax - “…clearly one of the strongest players in the market.”

Osler is also proud of the following individuals who were recognized by Chambers Global 2012...


Sandra Abitan                 Firoz Ahmed David Aitken 
Lyndon Barnes     Laurie Barrett Michel Benoit 
Monica Biringer Glen Bloom Mark Brender 
Douglas Bryce Janice Buckingham Ronald Cheng 
Stephen D.A. Clark     Richard Coleman  Silvana Conte 
Suzanne Côté  John Cotter Riyaz Dattu 
Shawn Denstedt      Robert Desbarats Tobor Emakpor 
Michael Fekete Jeremy Fraiberg Peter Franklyn 
Jean Fraser Peter Glossop Steven Golick 
Wendy Gross     Jason Hanson     James Hassell 
George Hendy Clay Horner Daniel Kirby 
Marcus Klee Michelle Lally Brett Ledger 
Brian Levitt Paul Litner Larry Lowenstein 
Sylvain Lussier     Patrick Marley Douglas Marshall 
Michael Matheson Andrew McGuffin Heather McKean 
Ian McSweeney Al Meghji Peter Milligan 
David Morritt Blake Murray Christopher Naudie 
Dale Ponder Robert Raizenne Graham Reynolds 
Donald Ross Tracy Sandler Rocco Sebastiano 
Edward Sellers Dale Seymour Joseph Steiner 
David Tetreault Jack ThrasherMark Trachuk 
Richard Tremblay George Valentini Marc Wasserman 
Bradley White