TORONTO (October 1, 2019) Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that two of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers Canada. Yusra Siddiquee and George J.A. Vassos, partners in the firm’s Toronto office, were named leading lawyers in the categories of Immigration and Employment and Labour, respectively.
“Yusra and George are excellent attorneys and have been a central part in expanding our presence in the Canadian market,” said Sari Springer, Toronto office managing partner. “On behalf of the Toronto team, we congratulate them on this prestigious recognition.”
In the Chambers Canada guide, Siddiquee is described as a “very well-regarded and well-known immigration lawyer” by market commentators and is commended for her “excellent guidance and advice and timely responses.” Vassos is recognized for his “extremely insightful and knowledgeable” counsel.
London-based Chambers and Partners publishes annual guides to the legal profession across the globe. Based on client and peer review interviews, the guides rank law firms and lawyers on knowledge, effectiveness, experience and client service.
Yusra Siddiquee works with Canadian and international companies on corporate immigration strategies involving, among others, compliance policies and the temporary and permanent entry of employees to global destinations. With comprehensive experience in immigration law, Siddiquee advises employers on alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status. She also advises on the employment and termination of foreign workers, as well as the human capital costs for international projects, and provides training to companies on immigration policies and processes. Siddiquee’s clients span a wide range of industries, including engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy.
Siddiquee received her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and her B.A., with honours, from McGill University. She has been recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Immigration Law, Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Immigration and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.
George J.A.Vassos focuses his practice on advocacy before trial and appellate courts and various labour boards, arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators and other administrative tribunals. He also provides strategic and proactive advice on a wide variety of labour and employment law issues. Active in the legal community, Vassos is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, Human Resources Professionals Association and is a board member of the Macedonian Canadian Lawyers Association.
Vassos received his LL.B. and his B.Comm., with honours, from Queen’s University. Additionally, he earned his M.I.R. from the University of Toronto. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada© since 2006 and has been named a leading practitioner by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory every year since 1997.
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