TORONTO AND LONDON, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP, one of
Canada's leading class action law firms, is pleased to announce that it
has been named again as the top-ranked Canadian firm in the "SCAS
The SCAS 50 is a global ranking of the world's 50 leading securities
class action law firms. It is compiled annually by Securities Class
Action Services, a unit of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).
Siskinds was also the top-ranked Canadian law firm in the 2010 SCAS 50.
"It's deeply gratifying to be recognized by SCAS for our service to our
clients," said Dimitri Lascaris, a partner in the group. "In 2011, we
were again able to deliver strong results for investors who rely on
The SCAS rankings are based on the recoveries obtained by the listed
firms and recognizes Siskinds' track record of securing meaningful
results for investors. Siskinds has been a leader in class actions
since 1993 when its lawyers successfully certified the first class
action in Ontario. Its securities lawyers are counsel in many
precedent-setting securities class actions, including Arctic Glacier
and IMAX, the first two cases to be granted leave under Part XXIII.1 of
the Securities Act.
"We are grateful for our clients' trust, and hope we continue to deserve
it," said Siskinds partner Charles Wright. "Our team's commitment to
investor protection is at the heart of everything we do."
The Siskinds securities class actions team has offices in London and
Toronto, and will soon be opening an office in Montreal. The team,
comprised of 10 lawyers admitted to practice in Ontario, Quebec, New
York State, and the states of Queensland and Victoria in Australia,
acts exclusively for investors. Siskinds' securities class actions
team is complemented by lawyers in Siskinds' affiliate, Siskinds,
Desmeules, based in Quebec City.
Over the years, Siskinds' securities class action team has recovered in
excess of $350 million for investors in Canada and elsewhere.
SOURCE Siskinds LLP