The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel. This year, over 2,500 nominations were received.
Bennett Jones' winners are for 2017 are:
- Sander Grieve - General Corporate category for Ontario. Sander was also a Client Choice winner in 2012 and 2016. Sander is a partner in the Toronto office, Head of the Mining and Co-Head of the firm's Corporate Department.
- Martin Kratz - Intellectual Property: Trademarks category for Alberta. Martin was also a Client Choice winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Martin is a partner in the Calgary office and Head of Intellectual Property at the firm.
Sander is very responsive and creative; he provides insights into complex issues and seeks solutions.
He has great commercial sense and business acumen; he provides advice that it trustworthy and second to none.
He is well respected and can facilitate interactions with other constituents in the industry.
Sander has a stand-out combination of competence, balance, exceptional service and cost consciousness.
What clients say about working with Martin:
His knowledge base is extensive, well rounded and current; his application of legal principle is realistic for business purposes.
His expertise and knowledge is clearly superior to his peers; he is able to quickly grasp the nuances of the case at hand.
His responses are timely and pro-active; he takes the time to encourage and educate the client's decisions as to how they apply to their field.
Martin is outstanding in all aspects of his legal career and practice; he is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable lawyers in his field.
For more on the Client Choice Awards 2017. visit www.clientchoice.com