Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar named IP 'Law Firm of the Year' and leads the rankings with 31 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 edition

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that we have been  named "Law Firm of the Year" for expertise in Intellectual Property Law in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. The firm was selected to be recognized as the top firm for intellectual property law in Canada based on lawyer ballot feedback, Smart & Biggar’s coverage and scope in intellectual property law, and our reputation as an expert in intellectual property law.

Three of the firm’s partners are also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” and each received the highest overall peer-feedback in their practice area and geographic regions. Congratulations to Partner Alice Tseng and Of Counsel Gunars Gaikis, both named 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Toronto for Cannabis Law and Biotechnology Law, respectively, and Partner François Guay, awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Intellectual Property Law in Montreal. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty area and location.

Across the firm, 31 Smart & Biggar lawyers have been ranked as leaders in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and earned 47 rankings overall across the categories of Intellectual Property Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Advertising and Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Cannabis Law, Health Care Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Technology Law and Information Technology Law.

New to this year’s listing are Toronto Partner Urszula Wojtyra, and Ottawa Counsel Daniel Anthony.

Congratulations to all our lawyers recognized as leading lawyers in their field(s) of expertise by Best Lawyers:

Calgary

  • Evan Nuttall - Intellectual Property Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Alistair Simpson - Intellectual Property Law

Montreal

  • Christian Bolduc - Intellectual Property Law, Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Jean-Sébastien Dupont - Intellectual Property Law
  • Sanjay Goorachurn - Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
  • François Guay - Intellectual Property Law
  • Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie - Intellectual Property Law
  • Ekaterina Tsimberis - Intellectual Property Law

Ottawa

  • Daniel Anthony - Intellectual Property Law
  • Allan Brett - Intellectual Property Law
  • Steven Garland - Intellectual Property Law
  • Colin Ingram - Intellectual Property Law
  • Daphne Lainson -Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Philip Lapin - Intellectual Property Law
  • David E. Schwartz - Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Elliott Simcoe - Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
  • Kohji Suzuki - Intellectual Property Law
  • Jeremy Want - Intellectual Property Law

Toronto

  • Mark Biernacki - Intellectual Property Law
  • Mark Evans - Intellectual Property Law
  • Gunars Gaikis - Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Sheldon Hamilton - Intellectual Property Law
  • Yoon Kang - Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Nancy Pei - Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Alice Tseng - Advertising and Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Cannabis Law, Health Care Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Urszula Wojtyra - Biotechnology Law
  • Matthew Zischka - Intellectual Property Law

Vancouver

  • Jonas Gifford - Intellectual Property Law
  • Kwan T. Loh - Cannabis Law
  • Mark Pidkowich - Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law
  • Theodore Sum - Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law, Information Technology Law

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in Canada lists are selected based on peer reviews, and 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 widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property 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.