Canada: 2015 Best Lawyers – BLG's Oil And Gas And Energy Practices Highly Ranked
Last Updated: September 5 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada® has listed BLG as the top firm with the most recognized lawyers. The 2015 edition of the peer-reviewed directory also recognized 13 of our colleagues as "Lawyer of the Year".  This year 240 BLG lawyers are ranked in the guide, up from 213 in 2014. Several of those listed also earned recognition in multiple categories. Robert R. Shouldice achieved the status of "Lawyer of the Year" in Energy Law (Vancouver), which is an honour conferred on only one lawyer for each practice area in any given city.

Best Lawyers® has ranked legal practitioners and firms across multiple practice areas through exhaustive peer-review surveys of the legal community for more than 25 years. Those surveyed are asked to assess their peers on their legal ability, professionalism and integrity. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is one of the most well-respected publications in the legal profession.

Professionals at BLG, including those in the BLG Oil and Gas Group, have been consistently ranked in the top national and international legal ranking publications, including in The Best Lawyers in Canada®, the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. BLG has been recognized in 20 practice areas in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. The international legal ranking publication also named 61 BLG lawyers as leaders in their respective fields. BLG was also ranked #1 by The Best Lawyers in Canada® for the sixth year in a row. 

Best Lawyers®specifically recognized the following BLG Oil and Gas lawyers: Randall Block, QC (Energy Regulatory Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law); Frank Foran, QC (Energy Regulatory Law, Natural Resources Law); William Guinan (Natural Resources Law); Michael Marion (Energy Regulatory Law); Deborah Overholt (Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law); Robert Owen (Natural Resources Law); Fred Pletcher (Natural Resources Law); J. Mark Rodger (Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law); Len Sali, QC (Energy Law); Robert Shouldice (Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Natural Resources Law); Peter Thompson, QC (Energy Regulatory Law); and Rick Williams (Environmental Law, Oil & Gas Law).

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