Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar earns top marks for IP with 27 LEXPERT-ranked lawyers across Canada in 2021

Smart & Biggar is proud to uphold our leadership position for IP in Canada with 27 lawyers listed in the 2021 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Our lawyers appeared across five practice areas in this year’s edition, as “Lexpert-Ranked” in Intellectual Property (IP), IP Litigation, Biotechnology, Advertising and Marketing Law and Technology Transactions, as selected by their peers in the Canadian legal community.

Smart & Biggar also earned top marks for IP and IP Litigation as a “Most frequently recommended” firm in Ottawa and Toronto, and as the only firm to also be “Consistently Recommended” for IP in Montreal and Vancouver. Smart & Biggar was also “Repeatedly Recommended” for Computer and IT law in Ottawa, and for Technology Transactions in Vancouver.

New to this year’s list are Ottawa partner Christine Genge, ranked in IP; Vancouver partner Mark Pidkowich, ranked in IP and Biotechnology; Toronto partner Urszula Wojtyra, ranked in Biotechnology; and Montreal partner Jean-Sebastian Dupont and Toronto senior associate Abigail Smith, who have both been ranked for IP Litigation and identified as ‘lawyers to watch’.

Intellectual Property (23 lawyers ranked): Daniel Anthony, Mark Biernacki, Christian Bolduc, Allan Brett, Mark Evans, Steven Garland, Christine Genge, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Philip Lapin, Kwan T. Loh, Nancy Pei, Mark Pidkowich, David Schwartz, Elliott Simcoe, Alistair Simpson, Theodore Sum, Kohji Suzuki, Ekaterina Tsimberis, Jeremy Want, Matthew Zischka

Litigation – Intellectual Property (9 lawyers ranked): Mark Biernacki, Jean-Sebastian Dupont, Mark Evans, Steven Garland, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Nancy Pei, Abigail Smith

Biotechnology (9 lawyers ranked): Steven Garland, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Nancy Pei, Mark Pidkowich, David Schwartz, Alice Tseng, Urszula Wojtyra

Advertising and Marketing Law: Alice Tseng

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. For more details on the 2021 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory please visit their website at

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.