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5 Smart & Biggar practitioners recognized as leading lawyers by Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences Global Guide 2021

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2021 Global Guide has honoured five lawyers as leaders in life sciences law. Partners Steven Garland, Sheldon Hamilton and Of Counsel Gunars Gaikis are named under Patent Litigation; partner Alice Tseng is recognized for Regulatory Law; and partner Nancy Pei is honoured with recognition under both Patent Litigation and Regulatory Law.

The guide goes on to describe Steven Garland as respected for his “considerable experience leading on patent disputes” pertaining to the biochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors;

Sheldon Hamilton, leader of the Smart & Biggar’s litigation practice, is mentioned as winning considerable endorsements from sources, having impressed with his “innovative representation of clients in the life sciences sector”;

Nancy Pei made an impression on researchers with her “first-class life sciences practice”, which focuses on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biologics sectors;

Alice Tseng, who is listed as a leader in regulatory law, is praised by international colleagues for her “outstanding knowledge of regulatory frameworks governing the pharmaceutical sector”; and

Of Counsel Gunars Gaikis, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in contentious IP proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector as well as regulatory issues, is noted as “a top-drawer patent litigator”

Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, over 24,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers and 2,500 consulting experts from over 150 national jurisdictions are featured.

The full guide and rankings are available to view here.

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.