Lexpert®/American Lawyer publish 2019 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert and American Lawyer Media have published the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert ALM 500). This Guide is designed to provide purchasers of legal services – including corporate counsel, U.S. law firms, senior professionals, and executives – with a qualified resource for researching, vetting and selecting Canadian legal counsel. It is the most comprehensive annual guide to Canada’s top legal talent.  

Now in its 21st year, and produced in collaboration with American Lawyer Media, the Lexpert ALM 500 profiles the “most frequently recommended lawyers” across Canada in approximately 38 practice areas identified via an extensive, annual peer survey. Each profile includes an extensive biography and photo. 
To round out the editorial package, leading practitioners across Canada provide fresh insight by contributing articles highlighting cross-border issues and recent developments of importance in their areas of practice. 

It features articles on the following topics:

Legalization – A Brave New (Green) World?
In 1923, Canada became one of the first countries to ban cannabis, a substance virtually unknown to the general public. Ninety-five years later, Canada has become the second country in the world and first in the G7 economy to fully legalize recreational cannabis.

Update on Shareholder Activism in Canada
Shareholder activism remains a significant element in Canadian capital markets. Kingsdale Advisors reports that there have been 29 proxy contests in Canada in the first eight months of 2017, up from 21 at this time in 2017.

Doing the Dual-Track Dance
The global IPO market, while trending downward from 2017’s banner year, remains healthy in 2018, with 1,000 deals raising more than $145.1 billion by the end of the third quarter, according to figures from consulting firm EY.

Construction Law
Summary judgment in construction cases – has the culture shifted?

Property Leasing
Allocation of risk update: Interplay of insurance, indemnity & release clauses

Class Actions
Class action climate in Canada: Recent development and growing trends