30 Lawson Lundell Lawyers Ranked in Chambers Canada 2018

Chambers & Partners

Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to announce that the latest edition of Chambers Canada has recognized a number of its lawyers and practices across the country for professional excellence, deep sector expertise and efficacious client representation. 

As a result, 30 of our lawyers have been ranked by Chambers Canada across 12 practice areas. Furthermore, we would like to note that we have moved up from Band 2 to Band 1 in the Aboriginal category — making Lawson Lundell LLP the only non-national firm with a national Band 1 ranking. We also have Band 1 rankings – Chambers’ highest distinction in Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (British Columbia) as well as General Business Law (Northern Canada and Arctic). 

Our firm has been ranked in the following 12 categories:

  1. Aboriginal 
  2. Agribusiness 
  3. Corporate/ Commercial: The Elite
  4. Dispute Resolution 
  5. Energy & Natural Resources: Mining 
  6. Energy: Power 
  7. Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (British Columbia) 
  8. Environment 
  9. Employment & Labour (British Columbia) and (Canada - Nationwide)
  10. Pensions & Benefits 
  11. General Business Law 
  12. Real Estate 

Each year, we submit to Chambers & Partners, a ranking organization that evaluates our practice groups and lawyers based on client feedback and our written submission. Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal markets of over 180 countries, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Chambers’ reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of its research.

Please join us in congratulating the full list of ranked lawyers, included below, and particularly Christine Kowbel, Karen MacMillan, Lewis Manning, Nicole Skuggedal and Paul Negenman who are newly-ranked this year. We would also like to congratulate Brad Armstrong, QC who has moved up from Band 2 to Band 1 in the Environment (Nationwide - Canada) category and Jeff Christian has moved up from Band 3 to Band 2 in the Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Nationwide - Canada) category. 

In addition, Jeff Christian, Chris Sanderson, QC and Ian Webb are ranked in the new British Columbia Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation category.

Our lawyers earned rankings in the following categories: 

Aboriginal Law (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Brad Armstrong, QC
  • Keith Bergner
  • John Olynyk 
  • Lana Shipley 

Corporate/Commercial (British Columbia)

  • David Allard 
  • John Smith 

Dispute Resolution (British Columbia)

  • Craig Ferris, QC
  • Marko Vesely 

Employment & Labour (British Columbia) 

  • Nicole Skuggedal *Newly ranked
  • Patricia Gallivan, QC
  • Rob Sider

Employment & Labour (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Patricia Gallivan, QC
  • Rob Sider 

Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Kenneth Burns 
  • Murray Campbell 
  • Lisa Chamzuk 
  • Michael Wolpert 

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Khaled Abdel-Barr 
  • Chris Baldwin
  • Karen MacMillan *Newly ranked

Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (British Columbia) *New category

  • Chris Sanderson, QC
  • Jeff Christian 
  • Ian Webb 

Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation (Alberta)

  • Lewis Manning *Newly ranked

Energy: Power (Regulatory) (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Chris Sanderson, QC
  • Jeff Christian 
  • Ian Webb 

Energy: Power (Transactional) (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Gordon Craig 

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Paul Negenman *Newly ranked

Environment (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Brad Armstrong, QC
  • Clifford Proudfoot 

General Business Law (Northern Canada and Arctic)

  • Sheila MacPherson 
  • Glen Rutland 
  • Christine Kowbel *Newly ranked

Real Estate (British Columbia)

  • Peter Tolensky
  • Edward L. Wilson 

Real Estate (Nationwide - Canada)

  • Peter Tolensky 
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