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Nancy Pei named among the world’s “Best of the Best” lawyers by Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that firm partner, Nancy Pei, is recognized as one of the top life sciences attorneys in the world by Expert Guides: Best of the Best, a biennial guide naming the world’s leading lawyers, chosen by their peers.

Nancy, whose practice sees her engaged in a range of issues in the life sciences space including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologic, has come in for high praise from independent IP lawyers’ reviewers. In addition to this impressive accolade, she has also recently been recognized among the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property for the fourth consecutive year. Since 2016 Nancy has been listed in Who's Who Legal: Canada under Life Sciences. In 2017 she was listed as one of the leading Life Sciences legal practitioners in the world in Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law. She has also been named in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook: Patents.

Nancy is a leading lawyer who advises clients on patent and regulatory matters and related litigation. She has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Nancy’s training and hands-on experience as a pharmacist coupled with the expertise gained through her highly focussed practice afford her a unique position in examining broader patenting and regulatory issues of importance to her clients. Nancy has been the editor of Rx IP Update, the firm's monthly pharmaceutical intellectual property and regulatory newsletter, since its inception in 2001.

Expert Guides: Best of the Best compiles the top practitioners in 15 different areas of law. Their methodology involves asking over 4000 senior practitioners and in-house counsel, in more than 70 jurisdictions, to nominate their industry’s top achievers based on their work and reputation.

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practicing 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.