Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar earns 51 LEXPERT rankings in six practice areas and offices across Canada in 2022


Smart & Biggar is proud to share that 28 of our lawyers have been honoured in six practice areas in the 26th edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022, affirming our leading position for intellectual property and technology, and related areas of law in Canada.

Earning a total of 51 “LEXPERT” rankings our lawyers received esteemed recognition across six practice areas this year, in Intellectual Property (IP), IP Litigation, Life Sciences and Health, Computer and IT Law, Technology Transactions and Advertising and Marketing Law. Each “Leading practitioner” was selected by their peers and in-house counsel within the Canadian legal community.

Smart & Biggar was also honoured across all of our five offices and earned top marks for Intellectual Property as a “Most frequently recommended” firm in Toronto and Ottawa and “Consistently recommended” firm in Montréal, Vancouver and Alberta, alongside top ratings for IP Litigation as a “Most frequently recommended” firm in Toronto and Ottawa and “Consistently recommended” firm in Montréal. Smart & Biggar was also “Repeatedly Recommended” for Technology Transactions in Vancouver and for Computer and IT law in Ottawa.

Congratulations to all our “Lexpert-ranked” lawyers:

Intellectual Property (25 lawyers ranked): Mark Biernacki, Mark Evans, Nancy Pei, Matthew Zischka, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Graham Hood, Urszula Wojtyra, Steven Garland, Philip Lapin, Daniel Anthony, Daphne Lainson, David Schwartz, Allan Brett, Christine Genge, Colin Ingram, Elliott Simcoe, Kohji Suzuki, Jeremy Want, Christian Bolduc, François Guay, Ekaterina Tsimberis, Mark Pidkowich, Theodore Sum and Alistair Simpson

Litigation – Intellectual Property (13 lawyers ranked): Mark Evans, Sheldon Hamilton, Nancy Pei, Mark Biernacki, Ryan T. Evans, Yoon Kang, Urszula Wojtyra, Steven Garland, Daniel Davies, Colin Ingram, Jeremy Want, François Guay and Ekaterina Tsimberis

Life Sciences and Health (8 lawyers ranked): Alice Tseng, Nancy Pei, Yoon Kang, Sheldon Hamilton, Daphne Lainson, Steven Garland, David Schwartz and Mark Pidkowich

Computer and IT Law (2 lawyers ranked): Matthew Zischka and Theodore Sum

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

Technology Transactions: Theodore Sum

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies leading law firms and practitioners by thoroughly surveying Canadian lawyers, corporate counsel and other professionals across 64 practice areas. More details on the 2022 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Smart & Biggar’s annual ranking are available to view online.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.