Smart & Biggar leads the 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business rankings for Intellectual Property
March 16, 2017

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again received Chambers’ top ranking with Band 1 recognition in the category of Intellectual Property in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Smart & Biggar is one of two Canadian firms to be given this prestigious ranking. In addition, four of the firm’s partners were recognized as leaders in the categories of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.

During the research process, the firm’s clients and peers provided the following feedback:

Steven Garland


Steve Garland is an “excellent litigator” who has a wide ranging IP practice… [and] expertise in patent infringement cases involving the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceuticals industries

Francois Guay François Guay, a “seasoned lawyer” who focuses his practice on litigating IP matters for a range of prominent clients, both in Quebec and in the federal courts

Mark Evans Mark Evans, maintains a “strong reputation” in trade mark litigation and enforcement; and has notable experience of issues relating to counterfeiting

Gunars Gaikis Gunars Gaikis, is a “hugely experienced and excellent practitioner” who is renowned for his considerable knowledge in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors


To view Smart & Biggar’s complete Chambers Global 2017 results for Intellectual Property & Litigation, please click here.


Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit

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