• Nov 6, 2006

    Turf wars

    The Atlantic Canada market continues to consolidate, as firms fight to keep deals down home and ride an economic boom thanks to high commodity prices, expanding oil and gas revenues, and unique legislation that allows unlimited liability companies.

    As Atlantic Canada’s economy matures and prospers, many local businesses have achieved a national and even global reach in recent years, and their regional law firm advisers have grown up right alongside them.

  • Oct 16, 2006
    Winning the west

    Winning the west

    In our second annual peer-ranked survey celebrating the leading mid-sized firms from Manitoba to B.C., we examine the challenges and opportunities unique to the region.

    Western Canada’s leading regional firms do not take their status for granted despite the easy prosperity of practising law during an unprecedented oil- and resources-fuelled economic boom. Many have recently revisited their firm’s strategic plan as they decide how best to grapple with the unique complications that boom times bring.

  • Jun 5, 2006

    Coveting mid-market deals

    While national law firms duke it out for the shrinking pie of corporate work in Canada’s rapidly consolidating capital markets, central Canada’s regional firms say their strategy to remain independent and target mid-market deals and entrepreneurial clients will leave them standing at the end of the day — something, they say, that many so-called national law firms won’t be able to accomplish. Here''s our latest ranking of central Canadian firms.

    Central Canada’s leading regional law firms may have more in common with the most prosperous U.S. law firm than some of the country’s national firms, the largest of which hovers around the 700-lawyer mark.