Shayne Strukoff is the managing partner of Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, a senior member of its Advocacy Department, and a member of the firm’s National Management Committee. Over the past 29 years, Shayne has built a reputation as a leading counsel who conducts himself with the highest degree of skill, professionalism and integrity.
Shayne is recognized by his peers as a leading counsel in British Columbia, and has been independently ranked as one of the best litigation lawyers in B.C. by several national and international publications. Benchmark Litigation, a U.S. publication, rated Shayne as one of the “litigation stars” in several areas, including Competition Law, Class Actions and Product Liability, and noted that Shayne was “praised by peers as pleasant to deal with; strong, capable and smart.” Martindale-Hubbell rated Shayne as BV Distinguished. Chambers, a U.K. publication, recognized Shayne in its global directory for dispute resolution and described him as "very pragmatic and highly experienced." The Best Lawyers in Canada has named Shayne one of the best lawyers in B.C. for commercial litigation. Lexpert also noted that Shayne is “repeatedly recommended.”
Shayne has authored or co-authored legal articles for the Vancouver Sun, Business in Vancouver, and Mining World. He co-wrote and presented a paper on “Carriage Motions” to the Canadian Bar Association class action subsection and was invited to be a panelist at the Insight Conference on Major Business Agreements, where he presented his paper on “Minimizing Litigation Risk: A Litigator's Perspective for Solicitors.” Shayne has been quoted or favourably mentioned in a number of legal articles, includingITBusiness.ca, “Legal eagles build a case for IT adoption”; the National Post, “Justice Relies on Timeliness” and “Caution needed when conducting due diligence.”; and theVancouver Sun, “International Hi-Tech was 'a massive shell game,' judge finds.”