Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers features four partners from Bennett Jones' among the elite. Bruce Barker, Alan Bell, John MacNeil and David Spencer are all highly ranked in this guide, which is based on more than 4,000 surveys of legal specialists in 55 jurisdictions.
The 2005 Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers is recognized among the world's top multinationals as an authoritative reference. As with all guides in this series, nominations are valid only when received from outside the nominee's firm. Once nominations have been screened for bias, Legal Media Group conducts in-depth interviews with nominees over a period of several months.
Bennett Jones is consistently ranked as a market leader in all of its key practice areas by distinguished international legal directories, such as the International Financial Law Review 1000, Best of the Best Expert Guides, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers and the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, which describes the firm as “a premier corporate firm that is regarded as primus inter pares; and a top law firm in two of Canada's largest business centres in corporate and litigation.”
With more than 275 practitioners practising in Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton, the firm regularly advises on many of the largest and most significant deals and cases in Canada.