Canada: Trade & Customs 2017

In this chapter we feature 36 of the foremost trade and customs practitioner in Canada, with experience handling both domestic and international trade matters.  

Most Highly Regarded
1. Christopher Kent Cassidy Levy Kent, Ottawa
2. Darrel Pearson Bennett Jones, Toronto
3. Paul Conlin Conlin Bedard, Toronto
4. Matthew Kronby Bennett Jones, Toronto
5. Benjamin Bedard Conlin Bedard, Ottawa

International law firm CASSIDY LEVY KENT performs well this year and achieves four listings in this chapter.
The “outstanding” Christopher Kent “tops the market for trade remedies and anti-dumping matters”, according to peers. He is a seasoned expert in trade regulation and litigation with extensive experience representing parties in major disputes.
Gerry Stobo is “a first-class lawyer; very impressive and dedicated”. He draws praise for his deep knowledge of anti-dumping legislation and export controls.
Christopher Cochlin impresses market commentators with his broad expertise in anti-dumping matters. He represents major clients from a wide array of industries and is commended for his strong customs compliance practice.
The “phenomenally smart” Andrew Lanouette enjoys a fantastic reputation for his trade remedy work. According to one peer, “He is set to be one of the leading trade lawyers in the country.”

Four outstanding lawyers from Canadian firm BENNETT JONES are included this year.
Darrel Pearson is a distinguished litigator who is widely recognised as “a senior player at the trade bar”. He is particularly recognised for his expert handling of trade remedy disputes. 
Matthew Kronby enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market as a seasoned lawyer who is “exceptionally good on matters relating to trade agreements and policy”.
Jesse Goldman is “definitely one of the top trade lawyers in the country” according to sources, who highlight his excellent trade remedy, advisory and litigation work.
Milos Barutciski is also noted for his work in the space, and draws international praise as a standout trade lawyer.

International trade and investment law practice TEREPOSKY & DEROSE is home to three prominent practitioners.
Gregory Tereposky is “a first-tier lawyer” with abundant experience in WTO negotiations and dispute settlement proceedings. Peers highlight his strong expertise in international treaty work and trade remedy matters.  
Vincent DeRose “has a huge profile in the market”. He is widely regarded as “a top name” for high-stakes trade and investment proceedings, export controls and customs matters.
Daniel Hohnstein “always impresses” with his expert counsel and style of delivery before courts and tribunals. “He is a formidable opponent who really gets into the details”, say peers.

Regulatory boutique CONLIN BEDARD achieves two listings in this chapter.  
Paul Conlin is “among the best trade counsel in Canada”, according to market sources. He is commended for his meticulous and commercial approach to complex cases, as well as his expertise in anti-dumping and trade remedies.
Benjamin Bedard is described as “an absolute top-notch lawyer with a great sense of perspective”. He is a highly regarded as an esteemed expert on trade remedy and customs work.

Two practitioners at FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN are recognised here.
Peter Kirby “is one of the best” for customs and export control work. He has a well-developed litigation practice and is regularly engaged in major disputes before the federal courts.
Clifford Sosnow “knows trade policy inside out” and impresses peers with his incisive economic sanction and trade agreement work.

MCMILLAN also achieves two listings in this chapter.  
Jonathan O'Hara “really stands out” in the market for his expertise in anti-dumping and counterfeiting work. He provides commercial advice on acquisition transactions and due diligence matters and enjoys a strong reputation for his work before Canadian tribunals.
Geoffrey Kubrick impresses clients with “his willingness to think out of the box for solutions and ability to build compelling arguments which capture the attention of the investigating bodies”.
The “exceptionally knowledgeable” Lawrence Herman of HERMAN & ASSOCIATES enjoys a superb reputation in the market for his “excellence in trade remedy matters” and sophisticated representations in landmark cases.

John Boscariol of MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT is a “first-class” trade policy lawyer and boasts impressive expertise in economic sanctions and export controls.

BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON’s Greg Kanargelidis is highly visible in the customs market and impresses peers with his deep knowledge of transfer pricing and import and export controls.

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