Chambers & Partners names Willms & Shier one of the “Best of Canada” in Environmental Law.
The results, published in Chambers Global 2013 directory resource, are based on months of in-depth research of legal markets of over 180 countries by U.K.-based legal publisher Chambers & Partners. Chambers says it assesses technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. Firms and individuals must be recommended to merit inclusion.
Willms & Shier named Environment Law Firm of the Year – Canada by DealMakers Country Awards 2013
The DealMakers Country Awards 2013 recognizes a select number of leading professional firms, across the globe, for their individual areas of specialization within their geographical location.
Editors from DealMakers Monthly Magazine polled over 80,000 of their readers and honoured firms that performed to exceptional levels.
Dealmakers Monthly Magazine is an established global Deal reporting publication. It has an audience of private and public companies, many of them listed on stock exchanges across the world as well as the top law firms, private equity companies, investment officers, financiers and entrepreneurs.
Cherie Brant is named one of Lexpert magazine’s Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers Under 40.
The Lexpert® Rising Stars: “Leading Lawyers Under 40” recognizes top talent under 40 nominated by their peers and selected by Lexpert’s advisory board, which includes some of the most respected senior lawyers in Canada. Nominees are ranked by professional achievements, leadership skills, business acumen, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
PLC Cross-border Environment
PLC Cross-border Environment multi-jurisdictional guide 2011-2012 endorses Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. The Environment multi-jurisdictional guide is the leading resource on environment law and lawyers around the world and is used by in-house counsel and referring law firms requiring advice in unfamiliar jurisdictions.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP wins Lawyers World Law Award Winner 2011 - Environmental Law Firm of the Year
Lawyers World Magazine is an established global corporate law reporting publication reaching out to a variety of readers including corporate executives, in-house counsel, bankers and financiers, private equity and institutional investors, and other legal and financial experts involved in corporate law and finance matters. The magazine’s annual Lawyers World Law Awards recognize a select number of leading professional firms across the globe for their exceptional performance in their areas of specialization and geographical regions.
InterContinental Finance Magazine
The InterContinental Finance Magazine, along with members of their readership, lists Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP as one of their Top Tier advisors.
ICFM is a well respected global financial publication, covering all aspects of transactional activity.
Willms & Shier Partners named to Who's Who Legal: Canada and Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers (2010 - 2012).
Congratulations to partners John Willms, Donna Shier and Marc McAree, who are included in the list of the world's leading Environment lawyers.
Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law. Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with thousands of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers
John Willms, Donna Shier and Marc McAree have been selected by their peers to be included in the annual editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Environmental Law. Juli Abouchar has been selected by her peers to be included in the annual editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada, Energy Regulatory Law.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey, including thousands of telephone interviews with leading lawyers. Because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. The President of Best Lawyers says “Best Lawyers is the most highly respected and widely used referral guide to the legal profession worldwide.” Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Willms & Shier has been voted the "Law Firm of the Year - Environment"
Willms & Shier has been voted the "Law Firm of the Year - Environment" in the InterContinental Finance Magazine's Legal Excellence Awards 2011.
More than 15,500 readers responded to the magazine's annual poll, selecting firms that "continually punch above their weight" and are the most capable within their field. In making the award, the editors noted that Willms & Shier has "performed to exceptional levels during one of the most difficult economic periods ever experienced." The readership of InterContinental Finance Magazine includes CEOs, CFOs, corporate bankers, directors of equity firms, in-house legal counsel, and partners and associates from law firms around the world.
Donna Shier voted one of the World's Leading Women in Business Law by Expert Guides
The Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law is the international legal market's leading guide to the top female legal practitioners. When first published in 1994, the Expert Guides were the first-ever guides dedicated to leading individuals in the legal industry.
The guides are updated every two years and continue to focus on individuals considered by clients and peers to be the best in their field.
The Canadian Lawyer Magazine, January 2013, names Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP one of Canada's top 5 environmental law boutiques
"This Toronto firm has spent over 30 years helping companies and municipalities manage environmental law issues. Over that period, partners Donna Shier and John Willms have developed reputations as two of Canada’s foremost counsel in the specialty area, and their firm now consists of a stable of 12 lawyers including five certified environmental law specialists. Most of the boutique’s clients are from the private sector, with many matters involving issues with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Brownfields and contaminated lands work also helps keep Willms & Shier one of the country’s busiest environmental law shops."The firm is one of, if not the best enviro law firm in the country - and they know their way around landfill site regulation," said one senior litigator.
Ontario Environment Industry Association
Willms & Shier is a proud member of ONEIA - Ontario Environment Industry Association.
Contributor With Most Reader Response In Canada
During the Month of May 2009 Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP (Canada) generated the most usage from our users for this category.