Clients help name Stikeman Elliott as Corporate Law Firm of the Year and leader in 2018 guide

October 19, 2017

Creative counsel, dedication to client service and passion for what we do are part of the fundamental traits of all members of Stikeman Elliott. It is our honour to have these values recognized once again by our peers and clients at the 2017 Chambers Canada Awards and in the Chambers’ Canada 2018 guide.

Through the recognition of our clients, Stikeman Elliott was chosen as the Corporate Law Firm of the Year from among some of the top law firms in Canada.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by clients as the go-to firm for sophisticated securities, M&A, and corporate finance matters,” said Stikeman Elliott Chair, Bill Braithwaite. Client feedback in the directory also lauded the firm adding “[they] offer a first class service in this space” and “are the best firm in town for transactional matters”.

Additionally, Chambers Canada has recognized Stikeman Elliott with the following achievements:

  • Leading all Canadian law firms with the highest number of lawyers ranked in Corporate/Commercial.
  • More Band 1 rankings than ever before.
  • 121 lawyer rankings across 41 practice areas and offices – more than ever before!
  • 10 new lawyers appearing in the guide for Stikeman Elliott for the first time.
  • Second highest Canadian law firm with the most Band 1 practice areas rankings:
    • Capital Markets
    • Competition/Antitrust
    • Corporate/Commercial: The Elite–AB, ON, QC
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Class Actions
    • Mining
    • Energy: Power
    • Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation: ON (NEW)
    • Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
    • Litigation: QC
    • Private Equity
    • Real Estate: AB, BC

Chambers and our clients and peers said the following about us:

  • “It’s the best full-service legal firm that one can have in Canada.”
  • “They are the top tier – they are very effective for their clients and help get the deal done.”
  • “Top choice for files that are complicated or sensitive in nature. They are excellent litigators who understand reputational risk and are very good on strategy.”
  • “Go-to firm for sophisticated securities, M&A and corporate finance matters.”

Stikeman Elliott’s nationwide Corporate Group is among the most active in Canada. We see managing and minimizing risk as one of our key roles in any transaction – identifying and mitigating issues before they become a problem. Whether advising on Canada’s largest contested public company transactions or friendly acquisitions of privately owned family businesses, we utilize our expertise and creativity to pragmatically achieve our clients’ goals. We pride ourselves on finding solutions and creating positive results for our clients.