International mergers, evolving client needs, arrival of international heavyweights and the drop of oil and gas prices are transforming the Canadian legal landscape. From Toronto to Montréal, legal actors of leading established law firms to boutique law firms have to find the right chemistry to survive and differentiate themselves from newer faces in the industry. Global is the new game. We pursue this metamorphosis with its Canadian leaders.

Canada: Changing Times

International mergers, evolving client needs, arrival of international heavyweights and the drop of oil and gas prices are transforming the Canadian legal landscape. From Toronto to Montréal, legal actors of leading established law firms to boutique law firms have to find the right chemistry to survive and differentiate themselves from newer faces in the industry. Global is the new game. We pursue this metamorphosis with its Canadian leaders.

2016-04-06 17:39:00

Following a series of mergers within the legal market in 2015 and early 2016, Canada is now witnessing a new wave of consolidation and transformation both geographically and economically. Increased Private Equity activity has also resulted in higher deal values and more action within the Corporate/M&A practices of major law firms. Also despite the oil crisis and its knock on effect for the legal market, there are still promising sectors in Canada such as technology and life sciences. Both will be exceptional drivers of market growth in the years to come.

Canada: A legal market facing up to new challenges

Following a series of mergers within the legal market in 2015 and early 2016, Canada is now witnessing a new wave of consolidation and transformation both geographically and economically. Increased Private Equity activity has also resulted in higher...

26-09-2016

With more than half of their Canadian offices led by female Managing Partners, it’s clear
that inclusion and diversity are of paramount importance at Gowling WLG. Montreal Managing
PartnerJoëlle Boisvert explains the reasons for such a strategy.

Joëlle Boisvert (Gowling WLG): “A diverse and inclusive workplace increases one’s ability to develop creative and innovative sol

With more than half of their Canadian offices led by female Managing Partners, it’s clear that inclusion and diversity are of paramount importance at Gowling WLG. Montreal Managing PartnerJoëlle Boisvert explains the reasons for such a strategy.

26-09-2016

Managing Partner of Gowlings, Peter Lukasiewicz speaks to Leaders League about the merger between the Canada based firm Gowlings and British based firm Wragge Lawrence Graham (WLG).

Peter Lukasiewicz (Gowlings): "Our merger with WLG demonstrates that a Canadian law firm can enter the international realm"

Managing Partner of Gowlings, Peter Lukasiewicz speaks to Leaders League about the merger between the Canada based firm Gowlings and British based firm Wragge Lawrence Graham (WLG).

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William Ainley, senior partner of Davies Ward Philipps & Vineberg, one of the largest law firm in Canada analyze the law legal market in Canada for Leaders League

William Ainley (Davies):"a disproportional share of work does go to the so called seven sisters"

William Ainley, senior partner of Davies Ward Philipps & Vineberg, one of the largest law firm in Canada analyze the law legal market in Canada for Leaders League

21-12-2015

 François Guay is analyzing intellectual property key trends in the following years.

François Guay (Smart & Biggar) : "IP key decisions are now clearly switching from the R&D department"

 François Guay is analyzing intellectual property key trends in the following years.

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