Welcome to the new and revised 2018 Lexpert® Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada. As you may know, we are publishing one all-encompassing US Guide this year, rather than separate Litigation and Corporate Guides. Here is a summary of the methodology used in this US Guide:

Our first step was to research law firms to determine which Canadian lawyers lead the way in cross-border practices. It is our intention to portray those lawyers whose practices comprise at least and approximately 25% cross-border mandates.

Then, we selected from the lawyers in (1) those who are Lexpert-ranked as Most Frequently Recommended (MFR). This is our highest level of ranking. The names of these MFR lawyers appear in this publication, regardless of any purchase.

The publication is divided into focus sections of relevance to US counsel and executives. These sections are: Business Issues; Dispute Resolution; Financing; Insolvency; IP & Media; Labor/Employment; M&A; Regulatory; Tax; Trade. Under these focus sections, listees are drawn from various of the 64 Lexpert practice area rankings.

Law firms that have a cross-border MFR lawyer were invited to purchase photos/bios for them and for the lawyers on their cross-border teams. You will note that bios are marked accordingly:
a) individual bios are marked for the MFR lawyers noted above;
b) marked for team members whose highest Lexpert ranking is Consistently Recommended (CR) or Repeatedly Recommended (RR);
c) marked for Lawyers to Watch (LTW) if they are team members; and d) the bios of team members who are not ranked are not marked.

You can visit the Firm Team pages here:

 The 2017 US Guide Litigation digital edition can still be viewed here

Feature Articles

  • Jun 21, 2018
    Changes to provincial employment laws and the introduction of cannabis legislation are prompting Canadian employers to review their employment policies
  • Jun 21, 2018
    Regulatory requirements in Canada have wide-reaching effects for business and will continue to ramp up, potentially impacting cross-border competitiveness
  • Jun 21, 2018
    The promise of Artificial Intelligence in M&A — performing extensive and reliable due diligence searches rapidly — will change corporate law in ways we can’t yet predict
  • Jun 21, 2018
    Pacific Exploration & Production Corp., the largest non-state oil producer in Latin America, announced it had successfully implemented a restructuring plan under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors ...
  • Jun 21, 2018
    Host Culture
  • Jun 21, 2018
    As a multicultural, bilingual nation with civil and common-law jurisdictions, Canada should be a natural hub for International Arbitration. Recent provincial amendments aim to make it so
  • Jun 21, 2018
    Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
  • Jun 21, 2018
    M&A activity has not yet been impacted by the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA
  • Jun 21, 2018
    With the recent US tax law reform, rules for how Canadian capital is invested there may change.
  • Jun 21, 2018
    As protecting data becomes increasingly a key cost of business, the EU’s new GDPR, coming into effect in May, will dictate new standards for the protection of data around the world