Accolades

2020 Awards and Recognition

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Recognized as a leading law firm in 29 practice areas, of which 13 are “Most Frequently Recommended”
  • 163 ranked lawyers, of which 51 are "Most Frequently Recommended"
  • 6 practice areas ranked in four cities

Best Lawyers in Australia

  • Brian Hansen recognized for Banking & Finance, Energy, M&A, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, and Project Development & Finance

Chambers Global 2020: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers

  • Most lawyers ranked across combined corporate practice areas (M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity) among Canadian firms (18)
  • Most lawyers ranked in Corporate/M&A among Canadian firms (11)
  • Most lawyers ranked in Private Equity: Buyouts among Canadian firms (4)
  • 51 individual leading lawyers ranked in guide and a total of 55 rankings
  • Ranked Band 1 in five practice areas

IFLR Americas Awards

  • Private Equity Deal of the Year 2020
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020

Lexpert Top 10 Deals of 2019

  • Acted on seven of the Top 10 Deals
  • Acted on six deals that received Honourable Mentions

League tables – Year-end 2019

  • #1 law firm for Canadian M&A by deal count – Mergermarket
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Americas M&A by deal count – Mergermarket
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Announced M&A and Private Equity by deal count – The Deal
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Americas Announced M&A (US Involvement and US Target) by value – Refinitiv
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Americas Announced and Completed M&A (Canadian Involvement) by deal count – Refinitiv
  • #1 law firm in Canada Equity Offerings; and Canada Equity & Equity Linked by deal value (Issuer) – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm in Canada Equity Offerings by deal value (Issuer) - Financial Post
  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equities Offerings by deal count (Underwriter) – Financial Post
  • #1 law firm for Canadian Combined Debt and Equities by deal count (Underwriter) – Financial Post
  • #1 law firm for Canada Equity & Equity Related by deal value (Issuer) – Refinitiv
  • #1 law firm in Canada Equity IPO by deal value (Manager) – Bloomberg
  • #1 Canadian law firm for US Equity IPO by deal value (Manager) (only Canadian law firm ranked) – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm in Canada Corporate Bonds by deal count (Issuer and Manager) – Bloomberg

Global Competition Review

  • Recognized as an “Elite” competition law firm in Canada in the 20th edition of GCR 100

Chambers Fintech

  • Leading law firm (Band 2) in the fintech industry for 2020

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • 49 lawyers recognized as experts in their fields in the 2020 guide

2019 Awards and Recognition

FT Innovative Lawyers North America Awards

  • "Highly Commended” in Enabling Business Growth
  • "Commended” in New Business and Service Delivery Models

Kincentric Best Employers

  • Best Employers in Canada 2019 – 11th consecutive year

IFLR1000 2020: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

  • Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A and 67 lawyers ranked

Lexpert Rising Stars

  • Pierre-Paul Daunais, Maria Konyukhova, Evan Marcus recipients of Lexpert Rising Stars Awards

M&A Atlas Awards

  • Canada M&A Law Firm of the Year 2019
  • Canada M&A Deal of the Year 2019 (Large)
  • Americas Restructuring Deal of the Year 2019 (Large)
  • Jonah Mann, recipient of an Americas Top 50 Rising Stars 2019 award

International Tax Review Americas Tax Awards

  • 2019 Impact Deal of the Year Award

Chambers Canada Awards

  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Stikeman Elliott continues to have the most lawyers ranked across Canada in Corporate/Commercial among Canadian firms
  • 109 lawyers ranked as leading experts in their field - the most ever achieved
  • 137 lawyer rankings in multiple areas
  • 15 practice areas ranked as top tier (Band 1) leading practices

2019 Canadian HR Awards

  • The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness

Best Lawyers in Canada

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
  • 11 lawyers recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area
  • 153 lawyers recognized across all practice areas nationwide

Benchmark Litigation

  • Katherine Kay and Stéphanie Lapierre recognized as two of the Top 25 Women in Litigation in Canada.

Global Restructuring Review’s GRR 100

  • Recognized as one of the top 100 law firms in the world in the areas of cross-border restructuring and insolvency

Turnaround Management Association’s Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards

  • Mega Company Transaction of the Year Award

Lexpert 2019 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada

  • 41 lawyers recognized in various corporate and business litigation areas

IFLR Americas Awards

  • Loan Deal of the Year 2019

2019 GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards

  • Canadian Law Firm of the Year (Transactions)

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Recognized as a leading law firm in 30 practice areas, of which 28 are “Most Frequently Recommended”
  • 147 ranked lawyers, of which 87 are "Most Frequently Recommended"

Best Lawyers in Australia

  • Brian Hansen recognized for Banking & Finance, Energy, M&A and Equity Capital Markets

Global Competition Review Awards, 2019

  • Merger control matter of the year – Europe: Bayer/Monsanto
  • Matter of the year: Bayer/Monsanto/BASF 

League tables - Fiscal year 2018

  • #1 M&A law firm in Canada and the Americas by deal count – Mergermarket
  • #1 law firm in Canada for Mid-Market and Global Mid-Market by deal value (up to $500M and up to $250M) – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm for Canada Corporate Bonds by deal count and for Canada Equity IPO by deal value (Issuers) – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm in Canada for Global Equity, Equity Linked and Rights by deal count (Issuer) – Bloomberg
  • #1 law firm in Canada for Global Equity, Equity-related by deal count (Managers) and for Canada Equity & Equity-related by deal count (Manager) – Thomson Reuters
  • Only Canadian law firm for All International Bonds by deal count (Manager) – Thomson Reuters
  • #1 law firm for Debt Offerings by deal count (Issuer), for Equity Offerings by deal count and value (Underwriter) and for Combined Equity and Debt Offerings by deal count (Underwriter) – Financial Post

Benchmark Litigation

  • Competition Litigation Law Firm of the Year Award
  • Katherine Kay recognized as Competition Litigator of the Year
  • Alan D'Silva recognized as Insurance Litigator of the Year
  • Stéphanie Lapierre recognized as White-Collar Crime/Enforcement Lawyer of the Year

Chambers Global 2019: The World's Leading Business Lawyers

  • More lawyers ranked in Corporate/M&A bands than any other Canadian law firm for the third consecutive year
  • 50 individual lawyers ranked in guide with a total of 58 rankings

Global Competition Review

  • "Elite" firm in Canada

2018 Awards and Recognition

Lexpert Top 10 Deals/Business Decisions of 2018

  • Involved in six of the top 10 deals
  • Acted on nine deals that received Honourable Mentions
  • Litigation Group featured as acting on one of the top business decisions

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • 47 lawyers recognized as experts in their fields

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America

  • Innovation in Legal Expertise - Canada
  • Highest-ranking Canadian law firm on their Most Innovative Law Firms for Legal Expertise list

Chambers Fintech 

  • Leading law firm (Band 2) in the fintech industry for 2019

M&A Atlas Awards

  • Canada M&A Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • Americas Industrials M&A Deal of the Year 2018 (Large)
  • Canada M&A Deal of the Year 2018 (Large)

Aon Best Employers in Canada

  • Best Employers in Canada 2019 Platinum level

Lexpert Rising Stars

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2019

  • Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A and 69 lawyers ranked

The Deal Awards Europe

  • Deal of the Year: Competition & Foreign Investment Group recognized for their involvement in the Bayer/Monsanto acquisition

Turnaround Management Association’s Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards

  • Transaction of the Year: Large Company

Chambers Canada Awards

  • Banking Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Stikeman Elliott continues to have the most lawyers ranked across Canada in Corporate/Commercial among Canadian firms
  • 137 lawyer rankings in multiple areas
  • 13 lawyers recognized in the guide for the first time

Best Lawyers in Canada

  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year
  • Class Actions Law Firm of the Year
  • 152 lawyers recognized across all practice areas nationwide
  • 14 lawyers recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area

Canadian Lawyer magazine

Lexpert’s Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada

  • 23 lawyers recognized in various corporate and business litigation areas

Lexpert Zenith Awards

  • Leland Corbett recipient of Lexpert Zenith Award for leadership and achievement in Mid-Career Excellence

M&A Atlas Awards

  • Global Communications & Telecom Tech Deal of the Year (Large)
  • Global Corporate Deal of the Year (Large, Transaction Size Above $15 billion)

Best Lawyers in Australia

  • Brian Hansen recognized for Banking & Finance, Energy, and M&A

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Recognized as a leading law firm in 27 practice areas, of which 16 are “Most Frequently Recommended”
  • 147 ranked lawyers, of which 83 are "Most Frequently Recommended"

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers

  • Most lawyers in Corporate/M&A than any Canadian law firm in band rankings for the second consecutive year
  • 58 lawyer rankings with 50 individual lawyers receiving rankings in multiple areas

Global Competition Review

  • “Elite” firm in Canada

Benchmark Litigation

Canadian Dealmakers Awards

  • Seven award-winning transactions in 2017, more than any other law firm

Client Choice (Lexology)

  • Frédéric Paré awarded the Client Choice Award in Litigation (Québec)
  • Jeffrey Brown awarded the Client Choice Award in Competition & Antitrust (Ontario)