Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 continues to recognize Smart & Biggar’s leading position for IP and technology in Canada

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that 33 of our lawyers have been honoured in five practice areas in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 edition.

With a total of 54 “LEXPERT” rankings, our lawyers received esteemed recognition in Intellectual Property (IP), IP Litigation, Life Sciences & Health, Computer & IT Law and Advertising & Marketing Law. Each “Leading Practitioner” was selected by their peers and in-house counsel within the Canadian legal community.

Our Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver offices achieved the highest ranking of “Most Frequently Recommended” for Intellectual Property, while our Calgary office was listed as “Consistently Recommended” in this category.

For the IP Litigation category, both our Ottawa and Toronto offices were listed as “Most Frequently Recommended”, while our Montréal office was listed as “Consistently Recommended”.

Our Vancouver office was also designated as “Consistently Recommended” for Technology Transactions and our Ottawa office was listed as “Repeatedly Recommended” for Computer & IT Law.

Additionally, Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie was identified as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” for IP. Graham Hood was the recipient of a Lexpert Rising Stars Award in November of last year.

Congratulations to all our “Lexpert-ranked” lawyers:

Intellectual Property (32 lawyers ranked): Daniel Anthony, Mark Biernacki, Christian Bolduc, Charles A. Boulakia, Kenneth Bousfield, Daniel Davies, Jean-Sébastien Dupont, Mark Evans, Ryan T. Evans, Steven Garland, Jonas Gifford, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Graham Hood, Yoon Kang, Jamie-Lynn Kraft, Daphne Lainson, Philip Lapin, Kwan T. Loh, Daphne L. Maravei, Evan Nuttall, Nancy Pei, Mark Pidkowich, Patrick Roszell, David Schwartz, Alistair Simpson, Theodore Sum, Kohji Suzuki, Jeremy Want, Timothy E. Webb, Urszula Wojtyra and Matthew Zischka

Litigation – Intellectual Property (12 lawyers ranked): Mark Biernacki, Jean-Sébastien Dupont, Mark Evans, Ryan T. Evans, Steven Garland, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Evan Nuttall, Nancy Pei, Jeremy Want and Urszula Wojtyra

Life Sciences & Health (7 lawyers ranked): Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Nancy Pei, David Schwartz, Alice Tseng and Urszula Wojtyra

Advertising & Marketing Law (2 lawyers ranked): Christian Bolduc and Alice Tseng

Computer & IT Law: Theodore Sum

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies leading law firms and practitioners by thoroughly surveying Canadian lawyers, corporate counsel and other professionals in more than 60 practice areas. More details on the 2024 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Smart & Biggar’s annual ranking are available to view online.