In this chapter we recognise 25 practitioners for their standout work in the private funds space, where they excel in regulatory and fund management matters.
Most Highly Regarded
At Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, three lawyers are recognised for their excellence in the field.
Sarbjit Basra is a “highly knowledgeable and experienced” practitioner who “shows up on a lot of fund formation deals”.
Sébastien Thériault is championed for his standout work on private fund formation and cross-border investment matters.
A Timothy Baron enjoys a stellar reputation in the market thanks to his remarkable knowledge of complex fund creation and structuring.
Stikeman Elliott also receives three listings here.
Darin Renton stands out among peers thanks to his significant expertise in fund structuring and alternative investments.
Samantha Horn is celebrated as a key player in the Canadian market when it comes to private equity and venture capital investments.
Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon is highly sought after by clients thanks to her outstanding experience advising investment funds on financings and asset management.
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt’s Ed Vandenberg is a leading name in the Canadian market, noted for providing sophisticated advice to major sponsors in high-value funds.
John Black is distinguished by peers for the sterling advice he provides to institutional investors on a range of funds, including ETFS and private equity funds.
At Bennett Jones James Beeby is looked upon with enormous favour by respondents who applaud his extensive knowledge of private equity and venture capital structures.
Jonathan McCullough is an expert in fund formation, highlighted by respondents for his premier work for fund sponsors and financial institutions.
Michael Akkawi of Torys earns acclaim for his impressive experience advising private equity funds on related formation and investments.
Bernard Kwasniewski is singled out by respondents for his depth of expertise when advising on private equity and infrastructure funds.
Lynn McGrade at Borden Ladner Gervais is a go-to name for investment management and is praised for her superb work in this space.