Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar receives top rankings again for IP in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global with four partners recognized as leaders
February 21, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm again leads with Band 1 recognition in the category of Intellectual Property in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Smart & Biggar is one of three Canadian firms to be given this prestigious ranking. 

In the guide clients and peers described the firm as a “highly distinguished IP and technology-focused firm”, and raved “They've mastered the art of the big picture."  

In addition, four of the firm’s partners are recognized as leaders in the categories of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation receiving the following praise:

   Mark Evans is described as “Very sensible, very reasonable, and a good practitioner.”

Gunars Gaikis  is has a reputation “for his tremendous experience at the confluence of life sciences and intellectual property disputes.”

Steve Garland is "extremely active, both on the patent side and the trade mark side. He's a very thoughtful litigator and you always know he'll work hard and is determined to get the right result."

Francois Guay is a "well respected" litigator who has recently received landmark wins for prestigious clients. 

To view Smart & Biggar’s complete Chambers Global 2018 results for Intellectual Property & Litigation, please click here.

Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by a large team of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice-areas on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. 


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 smart-biggar.ca.

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