Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar honoured at the annual Women in Business Law Global Awards

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm in intellectual property law, is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as the ‘Americas Firm of the Year’ at the Women in Business Law Global Awards 2022 presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG).

Smart & Biggar Managing Director, Matthew Zischka said:

“On behalf of the firm, I congratulate everyone who has demonstrated ongoing leadership and support of women at all levels at Smart & Biggar to ensure gender equality and diversity in our workplace and practice.”

Smart & Biggar Principal and Life Sciences practice group leader, Daphne Lainson said of the win:

“We are extremely proud to be recognized at a global level as a leading firm for women in law, in our continuing effort to build and maintain a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at Smart & Biggar.”

The Women in Business Law awards champion the women lawyers providing exemplary service, driving innovation and ultimately success for their practices. The awards also recognize the firm's advancing diversity in the profession and celebrate progressive and innovative firms that support the development of women in the legal profession and enable women to pursue legal careers and achieve an equitable standing within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The full list of this year’s Women in Business Law Global Award winners is available online.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.