Siskinds LLP Retains Title as Top-ranked Canadian Securities Class Actions Firm

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 50." 

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 us."

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.



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