Benchmark Canada Recognizes Eight WeirFoulds Lawyers

APRIL 5, 2016
Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, J. Gregory Richards, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that eight partners have been listed in the 4th edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Benchmark Canada identifies the leading litigation firms and lawyers in Canada through a rigorous research process involving in-depth interviews with litigators and their clients. Inclusion in the Guide is granted to lawyers and firms that display leadership and expertise in their field. Benchmark is the only legal directory to focus exclusively on litigation.

Congratulations to each of our partners listed below:

LITIGATION STARS:

  • Bryan Finlay, QC
  • J. Gregory Richards
  • Frank Walwyn
  • Robert Warren

FUTURE STARS:

  • Hilary Book
  • Nikiforos Iatrou
  • Michael Statham
  • Marie-Andrée Vermette

During the research process, our peers and clients provided Benchmark researchers with the following feedback about our firm:

"…the firm is noted for the "diversity" of its litigation approach, which finds the firm "corner[ing] the market on several niches." The firm is also noted for its "practice in front of the Ontario Municipal Board, the Competition Bureau, and the Securities Commission, as well as the courts."

"Senior counsel and arguably the firm's most celebrated litigator Bryan Finlay acted as co-counsel for Trillium Motor World, the representative plaintiff in a class proceeding on behalf of former Canadian General Motors dealers that signed wind-down agreements presented by General Motors of Canada at the height of the global financial crisis in May 2009, and as an essential part of the worldwide General Motors restructuring."

When discussing Frank Walwyn, a peer confirms, "Frank is from St. Kitts, and he has been able to accomplish a vision, having Caribbean contacts and seeing these countries used for tax planning. He is attracting complex and attention-getting cases."

When discussing Greg Richards, a peer stated, "I've dealt with him on cases before and he is phenomenal. He is just so thoughtful and is a real draw for speaking engagements and a pleasure on any level. He has developed a great reputation because he's got the chops in so many different areas."

WeirFoulds has one of the premier litigation practices in Canada, and our lawyers have been privileged to have acted on ground-breaking cases in almost every area of civil litigation, both in Canada and internationally. We are known for our strength in complex litigation cases, and practice before courts and tribunals in Canada, and other jurisdictions.

Access the firm listing on the Benchmark Canada website.