Davies Advised on Two Canadian Dealmakers of the Year Awards
Davies was named as part of the 2012 Financial Deal of the Year for its role as legal advisors to Maple Group Acquisition Corporation in its acquisition of TMX Group and, as part of the 2012 Consumer Business Deal of the Year for its role as legal advisors to Alimentation Couche-Tard in its acquisition of Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA (SFR) of Norway.
Davies Named a Leading Canadian Firm by Chambers Global 2013
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP has once again been recognized as one of Canada's leading law firms by Chambers and Partners in its annual publication, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. In the 2013 rankings, 46 of Davies’ 240 lawyers received Chambers' prestigious rankings and the firm was profiled in 11 core practice areas, including Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution (Ontario & Québec), Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Environmental, Projects: PPP & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency and Tax. Davies has the greatest number of top ranked mergers and acquisitions lawyers and the highest percentage of lawyers with top tier rankings of any law firm in Canada.
Davies Named Firm of the Year by Benchmark Canada
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg is proud to have been recognized by Benchmark Canada, at the inaugural Benchmark Canada Awards held in Toronto. Davies was named Firm of the Year in Québec, as well as Competition Firm of the Year. In addition, Kent Thomson, was awarded Competition Litigator of the Year.
Eight Davies litigators recognized by Benchmark Canada
The 2013 Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys awarded Davies its highest ranking, Highly Recommended, in both Ontario and Québec. It also acknowledged seven members of the firm's Litigation group as Litigation Stars and one as a Future Star.
Davies hit the centre of Lexpert®/ALM 500 bull's eye again as one of Canada's leading corporate firms
The 2013 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada profiled 29 Davies lawyers and was named the leading corporate transactions firm in both Toronto and Montréal, relative to firm size. As well, Lexpert ranked the Toronto office at the centre of the bull’s-eye for corporate law and corporate transactions and rated the Montréal office as having the top tax practice in Montréal.
Lexpert Magazine recognizes Davies in six of the top 10 deals of 2012 – including Deal of the Year
Davies was recognized as a significant player in six of the top 10 Canadian corporate deals of 2012, including Deal of the Year, in Lexpert Magazine’s January 2013 issue. The firm was also recognized for one of the top 10 business cases of 2012.
Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of the Year list is published annually and based on an extensive canvass of Canadian M&A, securities and corporate finance lawyers.
Davies was profiled in the following Top 10 Canadian Corporate Deals:
- Maple/TMX: Maple Group Acquisitions Corp. Takes TMX, CDS and ALPHA – Deal of the Year
- CP Rail/ Pershing: Pershing Square Capital Management Battles Canadian Pacific Railway for Control of Board – and Future of Company
- Telus/Mason: Telus Corp.’s Attempt to Collapse its Voting/Non-Voting Share Structure Into One Class and Hedge Fund Mason Capital Management LLC’s Efforts to Stop it
- Resolute/Fibrek/Mercer: Resolute Forest Products Takes Fibrek Inc.
- Cominar/Canmarc: Cominar REIT’s Unsolicited Takeover Bid for Canmarc REIT
- MLSE: Rogers Communications and Bell Canada Buy Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
- KGHM Polska Miedz S.A buys Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. – Honourable Mention
Davies was profiled in the following Top 10 Business Cases of 2012:
- Reference Re Securities Act
77 Davies lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
Seventy-seven lawyers from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP were selected by their peers for inclusion in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013. For the 2013 edition, the firm will see eleven lawyers added to the rankings.
Davies' lawyers were recognized in 31 areas of specialization and were top-listed nationally and regionally based on the number of lawyers profiled across a variety of practice areas, industries and sectors.
Davies Ranked as Top-Tier M&A Firm by the 2013 IFLR 1000
The 2013 IFLR 1000: Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms has ranked Davies’ Mergers & Acquisitions practice as Tier 1. The IFLR 1000 also recognized 12 Davies lawyers as Leading Lawyers across five areas of practice. To view the full rankings, please click here.
Twelve Davies Partners Profiled as Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
The 2012 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada features nine of Davies’ leading practitioners, as well as identifies three Davies partners among the “Litigation Lawyers to Watch”.
We congratulate the following lawyers on their inclusion in this Guide:
George Addy, John Bodrug, William Brock, Guy Du Pont, Adam Fanaki, Denis Ferland, Sandra Forbes, Matthew Milne-Smith – Litigation Lawyer to Watch, Louis-Martin O’Neill – Litigation Lawyer to Watch, Luis Sarabia, David Stolow – Litigation Lawyer to Watch, and Kent Thomson.
Two Davies Lawyers Named Lexpert® Rising Stars
Raj Juneja and Natasha MacParland have been recognized as two of Lexpert’s 2012 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
The 2012 Rising Stars were selected by a 34-member advisory board comprised of managing partners and other senior counsel from across the county. This year’s recipients were honoured at Lexpert’s annual gala dinner on December 3.
The nomination criteria for this prestigious award concentrates on the candidates’ legal talent, business acumen, major accomplishments, involvement in both professional organizations and the community, interpersonal skills and the views of their peers.
Davies ranked as an Elite GCR 100 firm in 2012
Davies has once again been ranked as an Elite Canadian firm in Global Competition Review’s annual GCR 100 list. Davies partners George Addy, John Bodrug, Richard Elliott, Adam Fanaki, Mark Katz and Kent Thomson are recognized in this year’s ranking. The GCR 100 provides a qualitative analysis of the world’s leading competition and antitrust law practices.
Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012 recognizes 44 Davies lawyers
Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012 directory has recognized 44 Davies lawyers as leading business law practitioners in the following 15 practice areas: Banking, Business Crime Defence, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation, Competition, Corporate Governance, Corporate Tax, Environment, Insolvency & Restructuring, M&A, Mining, Private Funds, Project Finance, Public Procurement and Real Estate.
Lexpert profiles 15 Davies lawyers in ROB Special Report
Fifteen Davies lawyers were recognized as Leading Corporate Lawyers in a Lexpert® special report published in the June 2012 issue of Report on Business magazine. These lawyers were chosen based on their recent rankings in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as Most Frequently Recommended Lawyers in the areas of Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities, M&A, Corporate Tax and Energy.
The 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory Recognizes 67 Davies Lawyers as Leading Practitioners
The 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory profiled 67 Davies lawyers as leading practitioners, 32 of whom have achieved the highest ranking of "Most Frequently Recommended" in at least one area of specialization. The firm was also recognized as "Most Frequently Recommended" in the following seven practice areas: Competition, Corporate/Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Tax, Litigation – Corporate Tax (Montréal), Project Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.
The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory is considered the pre-eminent peer review-based directory of legal practitioners in Canada, ranking both individual lawyers and firms across 64 areas of expertise. Recommendations for lawyers in the annual publication are based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey, with firm rankings tabulated from the cumulative rankings of individuals within each practice area reviewed.
Davies Wins ''Merger Control Matter of the Year - Americas'' Award from Global Competition Review
Davies has received an award from Global Competition Review for "Merger Control Matter of the Year - Americas". The award, which is based on votes cast by antitrust lawyers around the world, recognizes Davies' work as Canadian counsel for Google Inc. with respect to competition and regulatory matters in connection with its $700-million acquisition of ITA Software.
The “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Americas" Award category recognizes creative, strategic and innovative competition work on a landmark merger control matter in which the target was based in the Americas.
Anita Banicevic Named to Global Competition Review's 40 Under 40
Davies partner Anita Banicevic has been recognized by Global Competition Review in their "40 Under 40" rankings for 2012, which seek to identify the world's most talented young competition lawyers.
Anita is one of only four Canadian lawyers - and 14 women in total - to make this year's list. She was selected out of more than a thousand nominations submitted to GCR by firms, antitrust lawyers and in-house counsel for inclusion on GCR's shortlist of nominees which was sent to a group of internationally ranked lawyers and economists for voting that determined the 2012 honourees.
Davies Named a Leading Canadian Firm by Chambers Global 2012
Chambers and Partners has once again recognized Davies as one of the country's top firms and a leader among Canadian firms in terms of the percentage of lawyers ranked in its annual publication, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
In the 2012 rankings, 46 Davies lawyers have been profiled across 11 practice areas and seven sub-practice areas. This includes seven lawyers added to the rankings for the first time and 11 previously ranked lawyers either moving up a tier or being ranked in a new category.
In addition, Davies has been ranked as a leading Canadian firm in 11 practice areas, including Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Environment, Projects: PPP & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency and Tax.
Click here to see the firm's complete rankings online.
Davies recognized in PPP win of 2011 Project Finance Deal of the Year award
Project Finance magazine awarded the 2011 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year award to the $1.13-billion contract of an infrastructure rollout for the new headquarters of Canada’s national cryptologic agency, in which Davies acted as consortium counsel for Plenary Properties LTAP LP.
Named top Canadian Legal Advisers to Greater China M&A: Value
Davies was ranked as the top Canadian firm in the category of Legal Advisers to Greater China M&A: Value in mergermarkets 2011 year-end league table.
Davies recognized by Lexpert® magazine
Davies was recognized for being a significant player in three of the Top 10 Canadian Corporate Deals and in the Honourable Mention for Deal Story of the Year as reported in the January 2012 issue of Lexpert® magazine.
Davies hit the centre of Lexpert®/ALM 500 bull's eye again as one of Canada's leading corporate firms
The 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada profiled 30 Davies lawyers and once again ranked the firm as one of the country's leaders in corporate law. Davies was also named the leading corporate transactions firm in both Toronto and Montréal, relative to firm size, as well as the top Tax practice in Montréal.
Three Davies Lawyers Named Lexpert® Rising Stars
Richard Fridman, Louis-Martin O'Neill and David Stolow were recognized as three of Lexpert's 2011 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
The 2011 Rising Stars were selected by a 34-member advisory board comprised of managing partners and other senior counsel from across the country. This year's recipients were honoured at Lexpert's annual gala dinner on November 30.
The nomination criteria for this prestigious award concentrates on the candidates' legal talent, business acumen, major accomplishments, involvement in both professional organizations and the community, interpersonal skills and the views of their peers.
Forty Davies lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2011
Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal: Canada 2011 directory identified 40 Davies lawyers as leading business law practitioners across 15 practice areas, including Banking, Business Crime, Capital Markets, Competition, Corporate Governance, Environment, Insolvency, Litigation, M&A, Mining, Private Funds, Project Finance, Public Procurement, Real Estate and Tax.
Davies won the Corporate Intl Magazine 2011 Global Award for PPP Law Firm of the Year in Canada.
Six Davies Lawyers Named Leaders in Tax Controversy by International Tax Review
The following Davies partners were recognized by International Tax Review in its guide to the world's leading tax dispute resolution lawyers, Tax Controversy Leaders:
Guy Du Pont
Davies Awarded 2011 Lexpert® Zenith Award: Celebrating Corporate and Law Firm Social Responsibility
On September 21, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg was awarded a 2011 Lexpert® Zenith Award in the category of Innovative Student Programs. The award is in recognition of the firm's Student Affairs department in Montréal for its annual student social responsibility initiative in which students and stagiaires coordinate and execute a volunteer project to benefit a charitable organization of their choice.
The Lexpert® Zenith Awards honour leading Canadian law firms, in-house departments, academics and law students who commit their time, skills and mentorship to acts of social responsibility.
Three Davies lawyers profiled in Expert Guides' Best of the Best
Robert Bauer (Real Estate), John Bodrug (Competition & Antitrust) and Sarah Powell (Environment) were profiled in the 2011 edition of Expert Guides' Best of the Best. This international guide compiles the top 25 practitioners in each jurisdiction.
The research process involves sending over 4,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners or in-house counsel involved in each practice area in over 60 jurisdictions, asking them to nominate leading practitioners based on their work and reputation.
Davies Ranked as an Elite GCR 100 Firm
Once again, Davies is featured as an elite Canadian firm in Global Competition Review's annual GCR 100. The GCR 100 offers an extensive qualitative analysis of the world's leading competition & antitrust law practices. Davies Partners, George Addy, John Bodrug, Richard Elliott, Adam Fanaki, Mark Katz and Kent Thomson are profiled in this year's rankings.
Davies named a "Go-To Law Firm" by Corporate Counsel Magazine
Go-To Law Firms are chosen from an American Lawyer Media national survey of general counsel from the top Fortune 500 companies and through research in various key databases. The firm's recognition will be published in the 8th Annual Edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies.
Two Davies Lawyers Named New York Super Lawyers
Peter A. Glicklich and Steven H. Levin were named in the New York Super Lawyers 2011 listing as leading business law practitioners in the areas of Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions respectively.
Davies' Real Estate practice was awarded the 2010 Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts.
Davies named M&A Law Firm of the Year at 2010 ACQ Law Awards
Davies was recognized by the 2010 ACQ Law Awards as the Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year.
Davies was the recipient of a Gold Medal award from the 2010 International Legal Alliance Summit
Davies was awarded the Gold Medal award for Best Canadian Law Firm by the International Legal Alliance. The 2010 International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards recognize leading law firms in their domestic markets across a variety of practice areas globally
Three Davies Lawyers recognized by Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law
Carol Hansell, Carol Pennycook, and Sarah Powell were profiled in the 2010 edition of Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law. This inaugural edition was dedicated to profiling the world's leading female practitioners across 25 practice areas.
Bill Ainley named Best M&A Lawyer in Canada
World Finance magazine named William M. Ainley Best M&A Lawyer in Canada. The award was part of the 2009 World Finance Awards, which are given to those demonstrating innovation and originality, market leadership and the ability to keep ahead of the competition.
Davies received top ratings from PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook
PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook profiled 41 lawyers and rated Davies as the leading firm in the areas of Competition/Antitrust, Corporate / M&A, Private Equity, Commercial Real Estate and Tax.
Forty-three Davies lawyers received AV rating
Martindale Hubbell ranked 43 Davies lawyers with their highest rating (AV) peer review rating.