The Legal 500 2023 Rankings recognize cutting edge counsel

The Legal 500 has released their Canada 2023 rankings, highlighting practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and progressive advice to corporate counsel.

BD&P teams were well-ranked in Banking & Finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution: Alberta, Energy > Oil & Gas, and Transport > Aviation. In addition, The Legal 500 also recognized select lawyers in individual ranking categories.

In Banking & Finance, The Legal 500 recognized the team for its record in advising clients on sophisticated lending transactions.

Leading Individuals – Kathy Pybus

Next Generation Partners – Simina Ionescu-Mocanu, Nancy Smith

Other Key Lawyers – Nicole Chorley

In Capital Markets, BD&P is impressing with a "truly-client focused approach", offering a diverse team "which really adds to its service quality with an ability to bring a diverse set of views and insights to every deal."

Next Generation Partners – Syd Abougoush

Other Key Lawyers – Ted Brown, Lindsay Cox, Jeff Oke, James Kidd, William Maslechko, Bronwyn Inkster

For Corporate & M&A, the team is a go-to for public international corporates, private entities, and private equity investors in respect of their M&A, takeover bid and plans of arrangement activities.

Leading Individuals - William Maslechko

Other Key Lawyers – Ted Brown, Lindsay Cox, Bruce Allford, Grant Zawalsky, James Kidd, Lonny Tetley, Paul Mereau

As a leading team in Dispute resolution: Alberta, a client commented, "The team's collaboration results in a strong strategy for dealing with disputes."

Leading Individuals - Susan Fader, Jeffrey Sharpe

Next Generation Partners – Susan Fader, Joanne Luu

Rising Stars – Kylan Kidd

Other Key Lawyers – Andrew Sunter, James Murphy, Paul Chiswell

A key player in all facets of oil and gas law, the BD&P energy team is recognized for its long-established record in the space in Energy and natural resources > Oil & Gas.

Hall of Fame – Alicia Quesnel

Leading Individuals - Carolyn Wright

Rising Stars – Natasha Wood

Other Key Lawyers – Ashley Weldon, Brittney LaBranche, Aaron Rogers, Evan Dixon

Well-known in the aviation field, the team ranks in Transport > Aviation.

Next Generation Partners – Colby Dewart

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

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