Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced today that The Legal 500 named eight practice areas and six lawyers to its Canada 2022 guide that highlights success providing the most innovative advice to corporate counsel.

The guide is compiled based on input from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of legal-market researchers. Interviews are conducted with in-house counsel, in addition to corporate executives and finance directors. The Legal 500 also seeks opinions from investment bankers, commercial bankers and accountants who work with lawyers.

“We value our partnerships with in-house attorneys and corporate leaders, and they are uniquely positioned to rate practices and attorneys,” said Stephanie Vaccari, Managing Partner in the Firm’s Toronto office and one of the six lawyers listed in the guide. “We certainly appreciate the continued confidence in our services and advocacy – and their recognition of the relationships we have built in corporate offices throughout Canada.”

The following practice areas received recognition:

  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution – Ontario
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Labour and Employment
  • Tax
  • Technology

Four lawyers were listed as Leading Individuals:

  • George Avraam: Labour and Employment
  • Jacques Bernier: Tax
  • Paul Burns: International Trade
  • Stephanie Vaccari: Intellectual Property

One lawyer was named a Next Generation Partner:

  • Michael Nowina: Dispute Resolution – Ontario

One lawyer was named a Rising Star:

  • Jennifer Bernardo: Labour and Employment

More information about The Legal 500 Canada 2022 guide is available here.

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