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2004 McCarthy Tétrault News



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The Next Generation: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes 20 New Income Partners in 2005

DATE

December 30, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Crispin J. Arthur
Philippe Bourassa
Alison T. Breen
Richie Clark
Bram J. Green
Robert O. Hansen
Lori Anne Heckbert
Thomas Isaac
Gregory A. Liakopoulos
Nathaly T. Marcoux
Dean C. Masse
Charles S. Morgan
Frédéric Pérodeau
Sean G. Sorensen
Daniel E. Steiner
Karl Tabbakh
Roger Taplin
Gwendolyn G. Watson
Christopher A. Wayland


Toronto, December 30, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault has chosen 20 of its top associates to become income partners in 2005. This move signifies the firm’s growth in a range of practice areas, including corporate finance/mergers and acquisitions, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real property, tax and technology law.
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McCarthy Tétrault Partner André Prévost Appointed to the Superior Court of Québec

DATE

December 15, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Montréal, December 15, 2004 –McCarthy Tétrault partner André Prévost has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Québec by the Government of Canada.
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Competitive Advantage: McCarthy Tétrault Partners Recognized in Euromoney's Competition Law Guide

DATE

November 17, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Yves Bériault
Madeleine Renaud


Montréal, November 16, 2004 – The new edition of Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers recognizes two McCarthy Tétrault partners among the world’s best in competition law. Yves Bériault and Madeleine Renaud are identified as top practitioners by the guide for their work on many of Canada’s most "landmark cases" in competition law.
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Hot Off the Press: Five McCarthy Tétrault Partners Featured in Lexpert’s Top 40 Under 40

DATE

November 5, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard
James D. Gage
Jonathan C. Lisus
Marc J. MacMullin
Cheryl Slusarchuk


Toronto, November 9, 2004 – It should come as no surprise that the November-December issue of Lexpert magazine names five lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault among the Top 40 Under 40, more than any other law firm in Canada. In fact, Québec Regional Managing Partner Marc-André Blanchard appears on the cover.
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From Public Service to Private Practice: Mark J. Freiman Returns to McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

October 18, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Mark J. Freiman


Toronto, October 18, 2004 – On the heels of a fellowship at the University of Toronto Law School and several years as the Deputy Attorney General for Ontario and Deputy Minister Responsible for Native Affairs, Mark J. Freiman has returned to McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group, where he is a partner.
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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Madeleine Renaud Ranked Among “The Top 100 Women in Antitrust”

DATE

October 6, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Madeleine Renaud


Montréal, October 6, 2004: The Global Competition Review recently featured McCarthy Tétrault partner Madeleine Renaud as among its "Top 100 Women in Antitrust." Of the 100 top lawyers from five continents, Ms. Renaud was singled out for her achievements as a litigator and her comprehensive knowledge of competition issues in common and civil law systems.
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“Taking a Lead”: McCarthy Tétrault Announces Gift to University of British Columbia Endowment

DATE

September 22, 2004


Vancouver, September 22, 2004: McCarthy Tétrault has announced that it is contributing $30,000 to the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Dean Emeritus George F. Curtis Student Endowment, in addition to the firm’s annual awards and scholarships recognizing law student excellence. It is the lead donation in the new endowment in support of student aid programmes at the UBC Faculty of Law.
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“Clearly a Leader”: McCarthy Tétrault is Top Ranked in the 2004 Chambers Global Directory

DATE

September 21, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gordon D. Baird
Sean F. Collins
John C. Currie
James D. Gage
J. Michael McIntosh
Larry B. Robinson
Richard A. Shaw


September 21, 2004 – The 2004 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers recognizes McCarthy Tétrault as a top firm in every practice area covered, and singles out 38 McCarthy Tétrault lawyers among the world’s best, more than any other Canadian firm. The only Canadian law firm to be ranked in the top tier in five practice areas, McCarthy Tétrault was also honoured in the Chambers Awards for 2004, for having "the largest share of major deals in 2003" and "an enviable position in the marketplace."
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McCarthy Tétrault-Sponsored Athlete Marie-Hélène Prémont Brings Home a Silver Medal from Athens

DATE

September 14, 2004


Montréal, September 14, 2004 – Olympic mountain biker Marie-Hélène Prémont raced to victory in the women’s cross country final on August 27, scooping up a silver medal at the 2004 Athens games.
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Expanding Our Portfolio: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Pierre-Denis Leroux to its Montréal Office

DATE

September 3, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Pierre-Denis Leroux


Montréal, September 3 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Pierre-Denis Leroux has joined its Montréal office. Mr. Leroux will practise with the firm’s Real Property and Planning Group.
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Change of Address for McCarthy Tétrault’s London, UK Office: Effective August 31, 2004

DATE

August 30, 2004


London, August 27, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault’s London office is changing its address, effective August 31, 2004.

McCarthy Tétrault’s London office will be located at:
5 Old Bailey, 2nd Floor
London, England
EC4M 7BA
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McCarthy Tétrault Appoints Lisa Vogt as Regional Managing Partner for the British Columbia Region

DATE

August 25, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Vancouver, August 25, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Lisa Vogt as the new Regional Managing Partner of its British Columbia practice. In this position Ms. Vogt replaces Earl Phillips, who is continuing with his duties as Practice Group Leader of the Labour and Employment Group.
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Athens Gold: McCarthy Tétrault-Sponsored Olympians Marie-Hélène Prémont and Carrie Lightbound

DATE

August 24, 2004


Toronto, August 24, 2004 – Sprint kayaker Carrie Lightbound and mountain biker Marie-Hélène Prémont, considered among Canada’s strongest medal contenders, are poised for Olympic victory in this week’s competitions. Ms. Prémont, who is known for her strength on difficult climbs, will compete along the slopes of the Paritha mountain bike venue.  Ms. Lightbound will power through the lake course at the Schinias rowing centre in the K4 500 metre races.
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McCarthy Tétrault Partners Recognized in Highly Competitive 2004 Best of the Best Guide

DATE

August 6, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Yves Bériault
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, August 6, 2004 – The sixth edition of Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best guide recognizes two McCarthy Tétrault lawyers among the world’s best. Yves Bériault is identified as a top lawyer in competition and Barry Sookman in technology, media and telecom law.
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Top Court Rules that ISPs are Not Liable for Music Downloading Royalties

DATE

July 21, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Hubert Graton
Thomas G. Heintzman
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, July 21, 2004 – In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not required by copyright legislation to pay royalties for music downloaded by their users.
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Bench Strength: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Three New Litigators to its Calgary Office

DATE

June 28, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Ariel Z. Breitman
Sean S. Smyth
Kara L. Smyth


Calgary, June 29, 2004 – One of Calgary’s top corporate commercial litigation teams has joined forces with McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group. Ariel Breitman, Sean Smyth and Kara Kuffner add muscle to an already formidable litigation team in Canada’s oil capital.
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Raising the Bar: McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Are Top Ranked in the 2004 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

DATE

June 7, 2004


Toronto, June 7, 2004 –Year after year, McCarthy Tétrault is raising the bar among Canadian law firms, boasting top rankings in the 2004 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory across a broad range of practice areas.
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New Partners Add “Strategic Dimension”: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Simon Potter and Brenda Swick

DATE

May 27, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Simon V. Potter
Brenda C. Swick


Montréal and Ottawa: May 27, 2004 – Legal powerhouses Simon Potter and Brenda Swick have joined McCarthy Tétrault as partners in its International Trade and Investment Law Group. Mr. Potter will have offices in both Montréal and Ottawa while Ms. Swick will be based in Ottawa.
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The Hon. John Manley Joins McCarthy Tétrault: Esteemed Lawmaker Returns to Private Practice

DATE

May 21, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


Ottawa, May 18, 2004 – The Hon. John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, has joined McCarthy Tétrault as counsel effective upon the dissolution of the 37th Parliament. He will be based in the firm’s Ottawa and Toronto offices.
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Former McCarthy Tétrault Partner Jane Ferguson is Appointed to the Ontario Superior Court

DATE

May 19, 2004


London, Ontario: May 20, 2004 – The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada has announced that Jane Ferguson, a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group, has been appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario. The appointment is effective immediately, and she will be assigned to the York Region Superior Court of Justice in Newmarket, Ontario.
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“An Impressive Record of Wins”: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Guy A. Gagnon to its Montréal Tax Group

DATE

May 3, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Guy A. Gagnon


Montréal, May 2, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Guy A. Gagnon has joined its Montréal office as a partner in the Tax Group. With a powerful reputation as a tax litigator and advisor, Mr. Gagnon provides comprehensive counsel on audits and investigations, appearing before federal and provincial authorities.
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Lexpert, April 2004 - Pensions: Corporate Powerhouses in Crisis

DATE

April 13, 2004


Lexpert, April 2004 – Buried in Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara’s first economic statement after the election of the new Liberal Government in late 2003 was a $500 million "contingency" for pension deficits, almost 10 per cent of the province’s estimated $5.6 billion deficit. The $500 million did not stay buried for long. And it looks like it may not be enough. Not by a long shot.
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All Rise: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier to its Montréal Practice

DATE

April 1, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Charles D. Gonthier


Montréal, April 1, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier has joined its Montréal office as counsel. Recently retired from the Supreme Court of Canada, he practised with what is now McCarthy Tétrault from 1957 until he was appointed to the Québec Superior Court in 1974. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989.
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Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Peter Grant Writes

DATE

March 25, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Peter S. Grant


Toronto, March 25, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault partner Peter S. Grant and former Maclean’s national and business editor Chris Wood have recently penned Blockbusters and Trade Wars, an incisive look at the economics of popular culture, the effect of globalization, and the impact of trade law on diversity of expression.
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The Right Fit: McCarthy Tétrault’s Student Recruitment Campaign Wins Top Honours

DATE

March 24, 2004


Toronto, March 24, 2004 – The Legal Marketing Association has selected McCarthy Tétrault and its design team, Forbes DG and henderson bas (formerly ninedots), as the 2004 Your Honor award winner in the category of "Recruiting/Professional Development."
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McCarthy Tétrault is Canada’s Leading Law Firm for Real Estate Expertise

DATE

March 10, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Keith Burrell
Abraham Costin
Kieth Mullback
Gordon S. Sato


McCarthy Tétrault LLP is the number one firm in Canada for Real Estate legal expertise, according to the third edition of The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, published by Who’s Who Legal this week.
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Bridging the Generation Gap: McCarthy Tétrault Appoints New Québec Region Managing Partner

DATE

February 24, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Montréal, February 23, 2004 – At 38, with an impressive record of legal successes, Marc-André Blanchard may well be the youngest Regional Managing Partner of a Canadian law firm. The new driver of McCarthy Tétrault’s Québec region practice, he embodies the spirit of the "next generation" of law firm executives – grounded, efficient and confident in his approach to a dynamic economy and work environment.
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Six More Join McCarthy Tétrault’s Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group

DATE

February 2, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kenneth L. Bousfield
Christine de Lint
Brian W. Gray
Christopher N. Hunter
Alfred A. Macchione
Robert Nakano


Toronto, February 2, 2004 — McCarthy Tétrault has announced that six top intellectual property lawyers and patent agents have joined its Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group in Toronto. The addition of Brian Gray, Alfred Macchione, Ken Bousfield, Robert Nakano, Chris Hunter and Christine de Lint adds a new dimension to a practice group that continues to set the standard in Canada.
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Vaulting to the Top: McCarthy Tétrault is 2003’s Top Firm for Canadian Completed Mergers and Acquisitions

DATE

January 20, 2004


Toronto: January 20, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault is the top-ranked legal advisor for Canadian completed mergers and acquisitions for 2003, according to Thomson Financial’s league tables. The tables indicate that McCarthy Tétrault acted on 23 deals completed between January 1 and December 1, 2003, with a rank value of more than US$10.1 billion and a whopping 36.2 per cent market share. In addition, the firm acted on 19 deals announced during the same period, valued at US$8.6 billion.
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McCarthy Tétrault Team Secures Historic Decision from the Canadian Judicial Council: Findings End Inquiry

DATE

January 13, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

François Grondin
Tommy Tremblay
Gérald R. Tremblay


Montréal, January 9, 2004 – A McCarthy Tétrault defence team recently secured a landmark decision in the inquiry into Québec Superior Court Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, who had withdrawn midway through the high-profile "Hell’s Angels mega-trial" in July 2002. Justice Boilard had argued that he no longer had "the moral authority, and perhaps also the necessary capacity" to preside over the trial, and that he was considering retirement.
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Top Environmental/Health and Safety Lawyer Doug Hamilton Joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

January 5, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Douglas Hamilton


Toronto, January 5, 2004 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to welcome new partner Doug Hamilton to its Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety team.
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Media Contacts


 
Orna Dobner
Director, Communications
Marketing
416-601-7684
odobner@mccarthy.ca

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Communications Specialist
514-875-1789
hsansoucy@mccarthy.ca


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