Awards & Recognition

Recent Awards & Recognition


March 16, 2018 - Managing IP Names McCarthy Tétrault Canada’s Leading Copyright Firm
March 14, 2018 - Jason Gudofsky and Debbie Salzberger join McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition & Foreign Investment Group in Toronto
March 6, 2018 - McCarthy Tétrault’s eighth edition of Mining in the Courts is now available
March 5, 2018 - McCarthy Tétrault partner, Emmanuelle Poupart, named Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
March 2, 2018 - McCarthy Tétrault Included in Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 6th Consecutive Year

Independent Recognition



Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business McCarthy Tétrault was recognized as one of the leading law firms in business law in Canada, receiving the most rankings overall than any other firm in the country.  In total, 111 of our lawyers were recognized 133 times across 47 areas of research. Additionally, 16 of our firm’s areas of practice received Band 1 recognition, the highest ranking denoted by Chambers in its research.
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business McCarthy Tétrault consistently receives top-tier coverage across Canada in all critical practice areas, with special expertise in each region's key industry sectors. Our lawyers garnered more individual lawyer Band rankings in highest three bands in Canada in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global. Altogether, 64 of our lawyers are recognized 72 times for their exceptional abilities and performance.
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory McCarthy Tétrault was ranked extensively in the 2016 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory with 203 of its lawyers recognized in 61 practice areas. Overall, Lexpert ranked the firm and its lawyers 591 times, its lawyers 495 times and its practice areas 96 times. Highlights relative to other Canadian firms included:
  • more "most frequently recommended" rankings for lawyers and practice areas – Lexpert’s highest ranking
  • more lawyer and practice area rankings overall
Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 48 of McCarthy Tétrault’s practitioners are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
Lexpert McCarthy Tétrault advised on five of Lexpert’s Top 10 deals and four of Top 10 Business Decisions of 2016
Who’s Who Legal 100 McCarthy Tétrault and its lawyers were recognized in the prestigious Who’s Who Legal 100 (2016 edition). The firm was one of only seven Canadian firms highlighted in the list of the world’s 150 leading law practices.
Financial Post McCarthy Tétrault is recognized as a leading advisor on capital markets transactions. Most recently, in the Financial Post’s Legal Post year-end 2015 Canadian corporate finance league tables, we were noted as one of Canada’s top firms to advise:
  • issuers on combined debt and equity offerings by value, and on debt offerings by value;
  • underwriters on debt offerings by value and deal count;
  • on seven of the 20 largest public offerings of debt securities by Canadian issuers.
BTI Consulting Group BTI Consulting Group named McCarthy Tétrault in its 2014 list of Most Feared Litigation Firms, a roster of North American law firms companies least want to see as opposing counsel in a dispute. Most Feared Litigation Firms appears in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2014: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms.
Best Lawyers in Canada Ten of McCarthy Tétrault lawyers were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers.
Euromoney Legal Media Group McCarthy Tétrault was the only Canadian firm to be recognized in the firm award category at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards held on June 10, 2016, receiving the following two awards:
  • Best gender diversity initiative by national firm (North America)
  • Best national firm for work-life balance (North America)
The Legal 500 Canada McCarthy Tétrault is listed as a leading law firm in 16 categories in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 – Canada, and is listed as a Tier 1 firm in 10 of those categories.
Managing Intellectual Property McCarthy Tétrault was the only Canadian firm to receive two prestigious Milestone Case of the Year Awards at the 2016 North America Awards in recognition of our achievements in intellectual property the following cases:
  • Apotex v Merck: McCarthy Tétrault represented Merck in one of the largest patent damages award in Canadian history and was successful in upholding the original verdict in the appeal brought by Apotex to the Federal Court of Appeals in 2015
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corp v SODRAC 2003: The firm represented Music Canada as an intervenor in this important copyright infringement case decided by the Supreme Court of Canada in November 2015.
International Tax Review McCarthy Tétrault was awarded the 2015 Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year for handling the most innovative client work in North and South America during the past year.

McCarthy Tétrault was named 2013 Canada Tax Firm of the Year and 2012 Canada Tax Capital Markets Team of the Year.

Lexology Two of McCarthy Tétrault’s partners were honoured with 2016 Client Choice Awards for adding real value to clients’ businesses, above and beyond other players in the market. Our partner James Gage was identified for his expertise in insolvency and restructuring in Ontario, and partner Roger Taplin was recognized for his leadership in energy and natural resources law in British Columbia.
Who’s Who Legal Canada Seventy-three of McCarthy Tétrault’s lawyers were featured 93 times across 25 of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015’s 34 researched practice areas.
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