Chambers Global names Jay Holsten, Omar Wakil and John Laskin as top competition lawyers

April 20, 2008

Torys is pleased to announce that Jay Holsten, John Laskin and Omar Wakil are recognized as among Canada's top competition lawyers in Chambers & Partners' Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide 2008.

  • Jay Holsten enjoys a well-deserved reputation for quality merger work and for being “excellent with clients, and practical and pragmatic in his approach to files.”
  • John Laskin is viewed as “a well-respected and reliable litigator” who skillfully handles competition litigation for the group.
  • Omar Wakil joins the ranks as a very promising up-and-comer. Interviewees commend his ability with mergers, calling him well-rounded, efficient and capable.


The members of Torys' Competition and Antitrust Practice have also recently been recognized in the following publications:

  • Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2008
  • Law Business Research's Global Competition Review 2007 and 2008
  • Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2008
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2006 and 2008
  • Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigators in Canada 2005 and 2007
  • Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007/2008
  • Woodward White’s Best Lawyers in Canada 2008
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