Expertise


The Employers’ Lawyers since 1982

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP (Filion) is one of Canada’s largest and highest-ranking law firms practicing exclusively management-side labour and employment law.

We advise in-house counsel, executives, managers, and human resources professionals on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.

We are also expert litigators. We are known for being formidable advocates, and we are respected by opposing counsel and unions alike.

In keeping with our goal of helping employers prevent problems before they become major issues, we partner with clients to develop and maintain sound labour relations and employment policies and practices.

Industry Sectors

Filion acts for over 1,000 federally or provincially regulated employers in the private, public and broader public sectors. Many have national or international operations.

Our clients operate in diverse sectors of the economy, including:

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Charities/Not-for-Profit
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Construction & Materials
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink Producers
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Software & Computer Services
  • Sports
  • Technology, Hardware & Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Utilities

International Work

Filion advises international clients establishing a Canadian presence and those with existing operations on local labour and employment law matters and customs.

Filion is the single Canadian member of L&E GLOBAL, a top-ranked alliance of over 1700 employers' counsel in more than 150 offices around the world. As part of L&E GLOBAL, Filion offers access to a single legal powerhouse for clients requiring complex cross-border labour and employment services throughout the world.

Awards and Recognition

Our firm and our lawyers are regularly recognized as leaders in labour and employment law. We have been recognized as top tier by both Canadian and international ranking publications, including Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the North American Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and Best Lawyers, and the UK-based Chambers Global and Chambers Canada directories.


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