OTTAWA, February 25, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, Ottawa-based law firm Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall’s International Arbitration Group ranks among the top international arbitration firms in the world by the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100, 6th Edition.
The firm’s International Arbitration group was formed in 2009 and has “established itself as a valuable referral for larger firms affected by conflicts, and a safe pair of hands to handle parallel interests”, according to the survey. The firm is “also a good choice for clients who dislike the billing rates of practitioners based in larger cities.”
Barry Leon, Partner and Group Head, leads the firm’s International Arbitration team. Barry has more than 30 years of experience as counsel in complex and significant disputes involving many different industries. In addition to Mr. Leon, other senior members of the firm’s International Arbitration Group include Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall, Special Counsel and former Group Head, R. Aaron Rubinoff, Partner and Firm Co-Chairman, Thomas McDougall, Q.C., Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus, as well as two dedicated arbitration associates. The Group also includes several other associate lawyers in the firm who work regularly on arbitration matters as part of their disputes practice. This level of international arbitration experience and knowledge is rare in Canada and competitive globally.
“It is a true honour for us to be recognized again by Global Arbitration Review” said Barry Leon, Partner and Head of the firm’s International Group, “We are delighted that Canadian companies are increasingly recognizing that we provide high-quality senior-level specialized international arbitration representation comparable to leading firms anywhere in the world, and no matter where the arbitration is taking place ─ and we do so at a sensible cost and with a real understanding of the needs and expectations of Canadian companies.”
About Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. was established in Ottawa in 1971 as a full-service law firm. The firm's knowledge of Canadian law, and strong alliance with an international business and legal network, has made it one of the largest firms in Canada's National Capital Region with more than 50 legal experts on staff. Practice areas include business law, international arbitration, intellectual property, immigration, commercial litigation and arbitration, commercial real estate development, tax, and personal legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.perlaw.ca.