TORONTO AND LONDON, ON, August 6, 2014 /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." Siskinds ranked 16th overall in the a global ranking of the world's 50 leading securities class action law firms, the highest ranking ever attained by a Canadian firm. It is compiled annually by Securities Class Action Services, a unit of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Siskinds was the first Canadian firm to rank in the top 50 and has been the top Canadian firm each year since 2010.
"We take great pride in delivering strong results to our clients," said Dimitri Lascaris, a partner in the group. "Our team is committed to recovering investor losses and seeking accountability for corporate misconduct. This recognition is gratifying as a measure of the impact that commitment has had."
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 Sino-Forest, Arctic Glacier and IMAX among others.
"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 affiliate offices in Montreal and Quebec. 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.
Over the years, Siskinds' securities class action team has recovered in excess of $450 million for investors in Canada and elsewhere.