Lawson A.W. Hunter, QC
Senior Counsel

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Lawson A.W. Hunter, Stikeman Elliott LLP
50 O'Connor St, Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Phone: (613) 566-0527
Fax: (613) 230-8877

Lawson Hunter is senior counsel in Ottawa, renowned for his government relations. He draws on a wide range of experiences in business, government, and private practice. He is known for his role in drafting the federal Competition Act. Lawson regularly advises on Canadian and multinational federal regulatory law and policies. He has been appointed by the C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow. He is the 2016 recipient of the Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award, recognized for his exemplary practice and reputation as a member of the Canadian Bar. Lawson has served in prominent positions for various organizations: he was the Chair of the Ottawa Art Gallery and a director of ITAC (the Information Technology Association of Canada), and he is currently Director of Nexen Energy ULC. He is consistently ranked in national and international surveys as one of the world’s leading counsel on regulatory matters. He is recognized as one of the "World’s Top 20" competition and antitrust lawyers by Best of the Best, and is cited in such publications as The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, and The Legal 500 Canada, among others.

Year Called to the Bar:1971 (NB); 1986 (ON)
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