Canada: Investigations 2018

In this chapter we recognise 25 lawyers who stand out for their exceptional work managing cross-border investigations for individuals and companies across a range of industry sectors.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Mark Morrison Blake Cassels & Graydon, Calgary
2. Matthew R Lindsay QC Rose LLP, Calgary

Borden Ladner Gervais boasts a strong investigations offering, and sees five practitioners nominated in this chapter for their excellent work in the space.
John Blair QC is a first-rate litigator who is widely recognised in the Canadian market for his excellent work handling complex corporate investigations and related regulatory matters.
Milos Barutciski stands out among peers for his expert handling of regulatory and compliance matters, particularly relating to trade and customs.

At Blake, Cassels & Graydon, four lawyers stand out for their excellence in the field of investigations.
Mark Morrison is one of the foremost investigations lawyers in the country. He is “very well known and well respected” by peers and clients alike who commend his impressive anti-corruption and compliance work.
Michael Dixon is a disputes specialist who comes highly recommended for his strong understanding of anti-corruption and criminal regulatory matters.
Sean Boyle is a well-recognised figure in the domestic market, where he enjoys a great reputation for his work representing clients in complex anti-corruption litigation.
Paul Schabas also gains recognition here for his first-class advocacy work in relation to corporate criminal and regulatory proceedings.

At McCarthy Tétrault, John Boscariol wins high praise from market commentators this year who consider him “a great lawyer”, particularly when it comes to dealing with white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement.
David Porter leads the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations group. He is “a fabulous lawyer” according to respondents who commend his leading expertise in the area. 
Peter Brady is also recognised here for his impressive investigations and anti-corruption practice.

At Rose, Matthew Lindsay QC focuses his top-tier practice on a wide array of corporate crime matters from investigations to business crime defence and asset recovery, areas in which he is recognised as a real specialist.

Scott Fenton at Fenton Smith Barristers is a well-recognised name in the Canadian investigations space, where he stands out for his impressive work on white-collar and corporate criminal proceedings.

Heller Rubel’s Brian Heller is “certainly one of the best” in the field, according to market sources. They praise his expert handling of complex financial crime and corruption investigations.

Mark Sandler at Cooper Sandler Shime & Bergman is a criminal defence specialist, who receives plaudits this year for his superb work on corporate criminal defence and investigations.

At Miller Thomson, James Klotz is well known for his first-rate work on anti-corruption matters, as well as his deep understanding of corporate compliance and regulation.

Glenn Jennings at Gowling WLG is a standout name in the Canadian market and is recognised for his extensive experience dealing with complex international corporate investigations and regulatory matters.  

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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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