84 Metro Rankings
When Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott first opened the firm's doors in 1952, they were united in their pledge to do things differently to help clients meet their business objectives. In fact, they made it their mission to deliver only the highest quality counsel as well as the most efficient and innovative services in order to steadily advance client goals. Stikeman Elliott's leadership, prominence and recognition have continued to grow both in Canada and around the globe. However, we have remained true to our core values. These values are what guide us every day and they include: Partnering with clients ? mutual goals ensure mutual success. Finding original solutions where others can't ? but they must also be grounded in business realities. Providing clients with a deep bench of legal expertise ? for clear, proactive counsel. Remaining passionate about what we do ? we relish the process and the performance that results from teamwork. A commitment to the pursuit of excellence ? today, tomorrow and in the decades to come ? is what distinguishes Stikeman Elliott when it comes to forging a workable path through complex issues. Our duty and dedication never waver. This is what makes Stikeman Elliott the firm the world comes to when it counts the most. "Stikeman Elliott exists to express the best that is in us in the service of others." - Heward Stikeman
Stikeman Elliott's Ottawa office is focused on federal law and federally regulated industries. For more than 30 years, our lawyers have advised and represented a wide range of clients in their dealings with the Canadian government and numerous federal regulatory bodies. We are proud to be the firm clients come to when it counts the most. This proximity to Parliament has allowed our lawyers to develop expertise in the workings of the federal government. Accordingly, these skills and this depth of experience are recognized by leading publications and third-party legal industry surveys. Lawyers in the Ottawa office advise leading Canadian and foreign corporations on all aspects of public policy as it affects their businesses. We apply our knowledge and expertise to craft clear, bespoke solutions grounded in clients' business needs in such areas as: Intellectual property, Competition and foreign investment, Food and drug regulatory, Government procurement, Public policy, International trade. Members of the Ottawa office are regularly engaged by clients operating in federally regulated sectors such as telecommunications, broadcasting, transportation, energy, food, drugs, and medical devices. Our litigation practice is also weighted to regulatory matters, with a particular focus on intellectual property and public law litigation. Stikeman Elliott litigators appear regularly before administrative agencies and tribunals, and in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Lawyers in our Ottawa office also represent clients before tribunals such as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Competition Tribunal, Copyright Board, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. As a globally recognized leader in Canadian law, Stikeman Elliott handles a significant share of the country's high-profile transactions. Members of the Ottawa office work closely with colleagues across the firm to advise an international clientele on the regulatory implications of transactions as well as negotiate favourable resolutions to Canadian licensing and other investment-approval issues.
Total Offices: 8
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