2018 Awards and Recognition

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Recognized as a leading law firm in 27 practice areas, of which 16 are “Most Frequently Recommended”
  • 147 ranked lawyers, of which 83 are "Most Frequently Recommended"

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers

  • Most lawyers in Corporate/M&A than any Canadian law firm in band rankings for the second consecutive year
  • 58 lawyer rankings with 50 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas

Global Competition Review

  • “Elite” firm in Canada

Benchmark Litigation

  • Québec Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Insolvency Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Three National Impact Case Awards
  • Katherine Kay recognized as Competition Litigator of the Year
  • Glenn Zacher recognized as Energy Litigator of the Year
  • Frédéric Paré recognized as Emerging Talent of the Year
  • 27 litigators recognized as leading lawyers

Canadian Dealmakers Awards

  • Seven award-winning transactions in 2017, more than any other law firm

Client Choice (Lexology)

  • Frédéric Paré awarded the Client Choice Award in Litigation (Québec)
  • Jeffrey Brown awarded the Client Choice Award in Competition & Antitrust (Ontario)

2017 Awards and Recognition

League Tables – Fiscal Year 2017

  • #1 Canadian law firm for M&A by deal count – Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters
  • #1 Canadian law firm in Small-Cap (up to US$50M) by deal value – Thomson Reuters
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Equity IPO (Issuer) by deal count – Bloomberg
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Equity Offerings, Equity & Equity Linked, Equity Linked & Preferred (Issuer and Manager) by deal count – Bloomberg
  • #1 Canadian law firm in Combined Debt and Equities, Equities (Underwriters) by deal count – Financial Post
  • Only Canadian law firm in M&A Announced Deals (US$100M or more) by deal count – The Deal
  • Only Canadian law firm for Americas by deal count and Australasia by deal value – Mergermarket
  • Only Canadian law firm for Global Private Equity by deal count – The Deal

Chambers Canada Awards

  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • 121 lawyer rankings with 96 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas

IFLR1000 Canada

  • Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A and 55 lawyers ranked

The Legal 500 Canada

  • 27 elite lawyers recognized for their expertise
  • Top-tier firm (Tier 1) in eight practice areas: Capital Markets, Competition and Antitrust, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution: Québec, Energy: Mining, Energy: Power, Insurance: M&A and Regulatory and Real Estate
  • Satisfied clients highlight Stikeman Elliott as a “top-tier firm for sophisticated M&A” due to its “top-level knowledge of the market” and “great ability to keep up to date with area trends”. The group’s “broad and deep bench” also impresses, with an “excellent group scoring highly for its in-depth expertise in all required fields” and its “on-point partnering in business decisions”. The firm is further described as having “invaluable top-tier experience”, and lauded for its "extremely strong industry knowledge”

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • 45 lawyers recognized as experts in their fields

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • 138 lawyers recognized in 41 practice areas
  • 336 lawyer rankings with 86 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas

Best Lawyers in Canada

  • Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year
  • Competition/Antitrust Law Firm of the Year
  • 138 lawyers recognized across all practice areas nationwide

Lexpert Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

  • 26 lawyer rankings with 17 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas

Benchmark Litigation

Who’s Who Legal: Canada

  • 87 lawyer rankings with 67 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas
  • Seven lawyers recognized as Most Highly Regarded

Lexpert Rising Stars

WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women

  • Samantha Horn inducted into Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Hall of Fame

M&A Advisor's 2017 Emerging Leaders Awards

Client Choice (Lexology)

Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers in Canada

  • Best Employers in Canada 2018 Platinum level

2016 Awards and Recognition

League Tables – Fiscal Year 2016

  • #1 Canadian firm for M&A by deal count – Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters
  • #1 firm for Canadian Equity IPO (for Issuer) by deal value – Mergermarket
  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity, Equity Offerings, Equity Linked & Preferred and Equity Offerings & Equity Linked (for Manager) by deal count – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity Offerings and Combined Equity & Debt Offerings (for Underwriter) by deal count – Financial Post

Chambers Canada Awards

  • Energy Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Lawson Hunter recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

IFLR Americas

  • Canadian Law Firm of the Year, second consecutive year

IFLR1000 Canada

  • Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A and 42 lawyers ranked

The Legal 500 Canada

  • Tier 1 rankings in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution: Québec, Energy: Mining, Energy: Power, and Real Estate
  • 23 lawyers recognized as leading lawyers for their expertise
  • Described as a “corporate powerhouse”, and lauded for "innovative and creative approach to complex issues," and as "among the best in Canada"

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • 48 lawyers recognized as experts in their fields

Best Lawyers in Canada

  • M&A Law Firm of the Year Award in Canada
  • 138 lawyers recognized across all practice areas nationwide

Benchmark Litigation

Lexpert Zenith Awards

  • Wesley Ng recipient of Lexpert Zenith Award for leadership and achievement in diversity and inclusion

Lexpert Rising Stars

Expert Guides

Who’s Who Legal 100

  • Global Mining Group recognized as leading Canadian law firm in the mining sector with 7 lawyers recognized as leading lawyers in mining

Profiles in Diversity Journal