Canada: Asset Recovery 2018

In this year’s research we highlight 12 leading practitioners in Canada’s asset recovery market who stand out for their excellent work assisting clients with disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims.

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

Bennett Jones performs well this year with three lawyers listed.
Lincoln Caylor is a highly esteemed practitioner who “always focuses on his clients’ needs” and provides “creative solutions” to legal issues. He is stands out as a prominent figure in asset recovery in Canada.
Jim Patterson is praised by market sources for his brilliant work in asset recovery as well as his particular expertise in cases related to offshore banking and fraud.
Munaf Mohamed stands out as “a fantastic lawyer” in the asset recovery space. He has a wealth of experience in both domestic and international cases, and regularly deals with complex financial fraud claims.

Borden Ladner Gervais sees two top lawyers listed here.
Ira Nishisato is a well-respected lawyer who is recognised most notably for his excellent work handling asset recovery-related litigation proceedings.
Ross McGowan is national chair of the firm’s fraud group and gains recognition for his impressive work advising financial institutions on related asset recovery matters.

WeirFoulds achieves two nominations in this chapter.
Caroline Abela is recognised as a key figure in asset recovery. She represents a range of different clients, and has a focus on corporate and commercial litigation.
Frank Walwyn stands out for his first-rate practice which encompasses tracing assets in foreign jurisdictions as well as related cross-border disputes.

Matthew Lindsay QC of Rose is one of the foremost asset recovery lawyers in Canada. Sources praise him as “a very strong practitioner in the area” and commend his extensive experience dealing with the tracing and recovery of proceeds of fraud.

Julie Himo has a great reputation at Norton Rose Fulbright as an asset recovery practitioner. She has significant experience handling multi-jurisdictional fraud cases that involve the tracing, freezing and securing of assets.

Douglas Best of Miller Thomson is highly visible in the market according to sources who highlight his leading expertise in corporate fraud asset recovery.

Christopher Ramsay of Clark Wilson is highlighted as “a great asset recovery lawyer” and is considered a standout figure in the Canadian market.

Mark Evans is co-global leader for the Dentons fraud and asset recovery group. He is a highly regarded practitioner in the field who wins high praise for his work handling complex fraud-related litigation.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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