Canada: Asset Recovery 2017

This year we have selected 11 lawyers for their work in asset recovery. They are recognised for their excellence assisting clients with disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Lincoln Caylor Bennett Jones, Toronto
2. Matthew Lindsay QC Rose, Calgary

Prominent full-service firm BENNETT JONES leads our research with three listings in this edition.
Lincoln Caylor is one of the most highly regarded practitioners in the country and is recognised as “a leader in the Ontario market” for his “thoughtful, client-focused and strategic approach” to complicated fraud cases. He counts some of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions among his clients who praise his intelligence and creativity, and describe him as “a real pleasure to deal with”.
Co-chairing the firm’s national fraud practice, the “personable and focused” Munaf Mohamed is highlighted for his exceptional work in multi-jurisdictional cases, helping major financial institutions identify, freeze and recover proceeds of fraud that have been siphoned out of the country.
Fellow co-chair Jim Patterson wins recognition for his significant expertise in recovery issues related to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and offshore banking.

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS boasts two market-leading individuals in this chapter.
National chair of the firm’s fraud law group, Ross McGowan is recognised for his “excellent” work with financial institutions. He is regularly retained by financial institutions and financial services professionals to assist with complex fraud and corruption disputes.
Ira Nishisato is highlighted in our research as a key part of the firm’s asset recovery capabilities, winning praise as a first-rate practitioner in complex commercial fraud cases. 

At ROSE, managing partner Matthew Lindsay QC is internationally recognised as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the country, known for his “extraordinary dedication” and strong counsel. He has advised on some of western Canada's largest asset recovery cases and regularly assists clients to find, freeze and recover assets.

CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL’s Jane Dietrich has more than a decade of experience in recovering assets related to insolvencies. Recent highlights include advising the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc in relation to CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings.

Christopher Ramsay at CLARK WILSON is one of the leading lights in fraud and asset recovery. He is noted for his top-tier cross-border work tracing and recovering the proceeds of fraud.

At DENTONS, co-head of the global fraud and asset recovery group Mark Evans comes highly recommended for his impressive combination of litigation experience with asset search and recovery expertise.

Douglas Best at MILLER THOMSON is “a great practitioner” with over 30 years of experience. He is highly sought after by clients who praise his extensive knowledge of injunction-type proceedings.

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT’s Julie Himo “is well known in the asset recovery field in Quebec” and is recognised by sources for her expertise handling multi-jurisdictional fraud cases, including those involving Ponzi schemes.

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