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Smart & Biggar welcomes Evan Nuttall to Calgary as a partner in our IP Litigation practice

We are proud to announce that Evan Nuttall has joined Smart & Biggar as a partner and member of our IP Litigation practice group.

Based in Calgary, Evan’s practice is focused exclusively on complex litigation matters including infringement actions relating to patents, licensing, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs. Known as extremely diligent and capable, Evan uses his practical knowledge of business objectives to provide solid strategic advice and act as a forceful advocate on behalf of his clients. Colleagues have described him as a “devastating” force in the courtroom, and as “passionately advancing his client's position while at the same time bringing a practical approach to the litigation” ( As a result, Evan is sought after by some of the leading players in the energy, oil and manufacturing sectors.

“Bringing Evan’s depth of experience as an accomplished litigator to our Western Canada practice adds to Smart & Biggar’s investment in growth and market leadership in Calgary.” said Matthew Zischka, Managing Partner of the Firm. “As we expand our team with the best, most capable people, we are positioned to better serve our existing Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba client base and to further grow that market.”

Recognized for his finely honed advocacy skills, Evan has been honoured regularly by top publications including Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.

Prior to his legal career in Canada, Evan practiced in England as a barrister and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He has appeared before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in Canada, and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

We are very pleased to welcome Evan to Smart & Biggar and wish him great success.

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.