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McCarthy Tétrault Tops Thomson and Bloomberg League Tables with Most M&A Deals for the first half of 2006


July 11, 2006


David B. Tennant

Toronto, July 11, 2006 – Once again, McCarthy Tétrault is the top-ranked Canadian law firm by both Thomson Financial and Bloomberg for most announced Canadian M&A deals in second-quarter league tables released this month. The firm also leads the Thomson Financial table for the most completed Canadian M&A deals in the first half of the year. Globally, McCarthy Tétrault is the top Canadian firm in the number of both announced and completed M&A deals. Thomson Financial also ranks us as the top Canadian firm in terms of the number of announced M&A deals with any Latin American involvement. These impressive results reflect McCarthy Tétrault’s status as one of Canada’s premier advisers on M&A transactions.

According to Thomson Financial, McCarthy Tétrault is advising on 58 announced M&A deals with Canadian involvement, worth more than US $12 billion.

McCarthy Tétrault’s significant deals of the first half of the year include:

  • Dodge Phelps/Inco/Falconbridge merger, valued at approximately US$40 billion
  • Investor group acquisition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc., valued at US$3.8 billion
  • Investor group acquisition of HQI Transelec Chile SA, valued at US$2.36 billion
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia acquisition of Maple Trust Co., valued at US$201.66 million
  • GE Waters & Process Technologies acquisition of ZENON Environmental Inc., valued at US$522.50 million

"We are involved in more than twice as many M&A deals than any other Canadian law firm," said David Tennant, Co-Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group. "The number of deals we are doing with Latin American interests shows the breadth of our M&A practice extends well beyond Canada and the US. I don’t see a slowing in the pace of M&A activity from now to the end of the year."

With offices in all major Canadian financial centres, as well as London, U.K., McCarthy Tétrault advises on the largest transactions and cases in Canada. Authoritative legal directories such as the International Financial Law Review and the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada consistently rank McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top law firms. Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers has described McCarthy Tétrault as "clearly a leader" with "an enviable position in the marketplace." With close to 700 lawyers representing a broad spectrum of practice areas, McCarthy Tétrault is clearly Canada’s premier law firm.

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