Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar earns top marks from Best Lawyers with 30 lawyers ranked across seven practice areas
August 21, 2019

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 30 of our lawyers have been ranked as leaders in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

We are proud to have earned 41 rankings overall with lawyers featured from across all five of our offices in Canada, and recognized in seven areas of practice including: Intellectual Property Law, Advertising and Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Technology Law and Cannabis Law.

Additional congratulations to David Schwartz, who is named 2020 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Ottawa. David has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006.

New to this year’s listing is Kwan T. Loh, Counsel in our Vancouver Office.

Congratulations to all of our lawyers recognized among the most influential lawyers in their field(s) of expertise by Best Lawyers:

  • Mark Biernacki (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Christian Bolduc (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Allan Brett (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Jean-Sebastien Dupont (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Mark Evans (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Ronald Faggetter (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Gunars Gaikis (Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Steven Garland (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Jonas Gifford (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Sanjay Goorachurn (Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law)
  • Francois Guay (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Sheldon Hamilton (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Colin Ingram (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Yoon Kang (Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Daphne Lainson (Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Philip Lapin (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Kwan T. Loh (Cannabis Law)
  • Nancy Pei (Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Mark Pidkowich (Intellectual Property Law)
  • David Schwartz (Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Keltie Sim Luft (Advertising and Marketing Law and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Elliott Simcoe (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Alistair Simpson (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Theodore Sum (Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law)
  • Kohji Suzuki (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Alice Tseng (Advertising & Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Cannabis Law and Privacy & Data Security Law)
  • Ekaterina Tsimberis (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Jeremy Want (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Matthew Zischka (Intellectual Property Law)

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in Canada lists are selected based on peer reviews, and on the basis of professional expertise, undergoing an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Each of the selected lawyers received the top scores in these peer reviews in their respective areas, indicating a high level of respect from peers and clients.

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit smart-biggar.ca.

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