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 Thrasher Mark Trachuk 
Richard Tremblay  George Valentini  Marc Wasserman 
Bradley White