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Now announcing this year's Canadian Law Awards Winners and Excellence Awardees

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Canadian Law Awards recently announced their 2021 Winners and Excellence Awardees. These prestigious accolades bring awareness to the honourable work done by firms and legal departments across the nation. As a marketing firm primarily focused on serving the law industry, Cubicle Fugitive is proud to work with many of the listed firms.

A completed record of this year's honourees can be found at https://www.lawawards.ca/.

Deal Awards

Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year:

Excellence Awardees:

Financing of Edmonton Valley Line West LRT Extension

  • Firms:  Aird & Berlis LLP, Farris LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Organizations: Marigold Infrastructure Partners Limited Partnership
  • Accountants: Ernst & Young
  • Banks: Scotia Capital

Financing of Nova Scotia Highway 104 Twinning Project

  • Firms: Aird & Berlis LLP, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, BoyneClarke LLP, Farris LLP, Stewart McKelvey

Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year:

Winner:

CCAA Restructuring of Cirque du Soleil

  • Firms: Bennett Jones LLP, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Goodmans LLP, Lavery Lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, McMillan LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Torys LLP, Woods LLP
  • Accountants: Ernst & Young

Excellence Awardees:

CBCA restructuring of Just Energy Group Inc.

  • Firms: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Goodmans LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Torys LLP
  • Organizations: Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc.

    CCAA Restructuring of Nemaska Lithium 

    • Firms: Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Clyde & Co Canada LLP, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Dentons Canada LLP, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Goodmans LLP, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Langlois lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Miller Thomson LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Torys LLP, Woods LLP
    • Accountants: PwC
    • Banks: National Bank Financial

    Recapitalization of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and its affiliates

    • Firms: Bennett Jones LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Dentons Canada LLP, Goodmans LLP, Lenczner Slaght, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Mid-Market Deal of the Year

    Winner:

    GMP Capital acquisition of Richardson GMP

    • Firms: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Goodmans LLP, Lenczner Slaght, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Voorheis & Co. LLP
    • Organizations: Cormark Securities Inc., Gryphon Advisors Inc., Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., Longview Communications & Public Affairs
    • Banks: RBC Capital Markets

    Excellence Awardees:

    Evolution Mining acquisition of the Red Lake gold mine from Newmont

    • Firms: Allens, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Goodmans LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

      M&A Deal of the Year 

      Winner:

      KingSett Capital and Starlight Investments acquisition of Northview Apartment REIT

      • Firms: Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Bloom Lanys PC, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Goodmans LLPGoodmans LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP

      Excellence Awardees:

      Berkshire Partners Investment in VetStrategy

      • Firms: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Goodmans LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Torkin Manes LLP, Torys LLP

      Power Financial reorganization transaction with Power Corporation

      • Firms: Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Goodmans LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

      Case Awards

      Commercial Litigation Team of the Year:

      Excellence Awardees:

      9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp.

      • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Woods LLP 

      Canadian National Railway Company v. John Doe

      Firm Awards

      The Western Union Business Solutions Award for IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year:

      Winner:

      Ontario Law Firm of the Year:

      Winner:

      Excellence Awardee:

      Litigation & Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year:

      Excellence Awardee:

      Best Use of Technology in a Law Firm:

      Excellence Awardee:

      Litigator of the Year:

      Excellence Awardee:

      Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

      • Crawford Smith 

      Legal Profession Awards

      The Bereskin & Parr Award for Diversity Initiative of the Year:

      Excellence Awardees:

      ABDI

      Standing up against anti-Black racism

      Female Trailblazer:

      Excellence Awardee:

      Torkin Manes LLP

      • Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon 

      Pro Bono Initiative of the Year:

      Winner:

      Dentons helps employers put domestic abuse on the agenda

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