Simon Baines and Craig Lockwood named 2015 Lexpert Rising Stars

Simon C. Baines, Craig Lockwood

Nov 20, 2015

Osler congratulates Simon Baines and Craig Lockwood on being recognized as Lexpert Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 for 2015.

A partner in our Calgary office, Simon has assisted on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, both domestic and international, focused primarily in the oil and gas and natural resource industries.

Widely known for his expertise in the oil and gas sector, Simon is the most junior energy lawyer identified in Chambers Global 2015, and has been recognized by the publication three years in a row. Recently appointed to the firm’s Legal Professional Committee, he makes it a priority to mentor junior lawyers and is a strong contributor to Osler’s pro bono activities. He also writes and presents on a range of energy topics.

Craig is a litigation partner in our Toronto office with extensive experience in class proceedings, product liability matters, securities regulation, commercial banking litigation and pension litigation. Possessing a talent for handling complex and prominent cases at the highest level, he recently served as trial counsel in the largest class action suit in Canadian history.

He is Chair of Osler’s Product Liability and Food Products Groups, and was recently appointed Chair of our Student Committee after serving as an active member for six years. He also gives back to the community through pro bono work for not-for-profit organizations and is a presenter at the Advocates Society. A frequent author, he has contributed articles to the Law360, the Canadian Bar Review and other publications.

The Lexpert Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 awards recognize private practice and in-house lawyers who are rising stars in the Canadian legal community. Finalists are determined by the Lexpert Advisory Board based on a number of criteria. Winners were announced at a gala dinner on November 19, 2015, in Toronto.