McCarthy Tétrault Appoints Karl Tabbakh as Regional Managing Partner for Québec
January 18, 2017
Montréal, January 18, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Karl Tabbakh, a partner in the Business Law Group in Montréal, is the firm’s new Regional Managing Partner for Québec.
“Karl is an exceptional lawyer and leader, with deep-rooted connections to the Québec business community and the international market,” said Dave Leonard, McCarthy Tétrault’s CEO. “His business acumen, extensive global experience and exceptional relationship-building skills will ensure that our clients in Québec and around the world continue to receive best-in-class business advice and service.”
As a corporate lawyer and strategic advisor focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, Karl has led and participated in the negotiation and structuring of some of the most high profile and strategically critical transactions in Canada, the Middle East and globally. Karl started as a student with McCarthy Tétrault in 1995 and became a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group. He knows the firm very well having worked at its Montréal, Toronto and London, UK, offices. He then developed his extensive global experience while a partner within the world’s largest law firm which he joined in 2008 to start up their Abu Dhabi office and head its corporate practice. In 2012, he co-founded a venture capital and private equity firm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2016, he rejoined McCarthy Tétrault as a partner within the Business Law group in the Montréal and London, UK offices.
“Leading the firm’s efforts in Québec is a great honour and privilege. I am grateful for the trust that my partners have put in me, and for the opportunity to continue deepening relationships with our clients and building on the tremendous work that Kim Thomassin has done, ensuring always superior results and a better experience for them,“ said Karl Tabbakh. “The legal market has changed substantially since I started with the firm, but McCarthy Tétrault’s ability to innovate and drive change allowed us to remain at the forefront of our profession in the Québec market and across the country. I look forward to working with our talented team to continue to provide our clients with first-rate legal solutions and business advice.”
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international clients. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial and financial centres and in London, UK.
Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
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