Canadian partners make the top 40 on GCR’s under 40 list

Four Canadian competition partners have made it onto the  Global Competition Review (GCR) “40 under 40” list for 2012: Navin Joneja and Debbie Salzberger from Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Anita Banicevic from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and Casey Halladay from McMillan. The list was featured on the cover of the magazine’s March issue.

GCR received more than 1,000 nominations for:

Young lawyers whose superior technical skill, practical judgement and commitment to the competition sector mark them out as part of the next generation of leading antitrust practitioners.

A shortlist was sent to 1,100 internationally ranked lawyers and economists. Voters were strictly prohibited from selecting entrants from their own firm, and votes were closely monitored.

Fifteen countries and 37 different law firms are represented on the final 2012 list, up from 11 jurisdictions and 32 firms in 2008 (the last time the list was published).

So, why is practising competition law worthwhile? According to listee Debbie Salzberger:

Competition law combines the best of all possible practices – it marries advocacy, counselling and business principles, underpinned by economic theory and public policy. Each situation involves different industries and competitive dynamics, so it is always interesting.

Congratulations to the 2012 listees!

– Gena Smith

One comment on “Canadian partners make the top 40 on GCR’s under 40 list

  1. Leigh Anne Dunn
    April 9, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Anita, what an achievement. Congratulations!

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