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2005 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault Helps Bring New Player to Canadian Hotel Market

DATE

November 7, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Oliver J. Borgers
Iain Morton
Dean T. Palmer
Brian C. Pel
Godyne N.L. Sibay
Alexis Wiseman


Toronto, November 7, 2005 – McCarthy Tétrault has been involved in putting together one of the most significant real estate deals of 2005. The firm’s expertise in cross-border transactions and hospitality law made it a natural choice.
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Timothy Ellam, Calgary-based McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer, Receives Prestigious Fellowship from International

DATE

November 4, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Timothy St. J. Ellam


Calgary, November 3, 2005 – Timothy Ellam, Partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Calgary office, is one of the first of eight lawyers, and the only one from Canada, has received the Fellowship in International Legal Practice by the International Bar Association.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Assist Children with Their Refugee Claims

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November 4, 2005


Toronto, November 2, 2005 McCarthy Tétrault and Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) announced the new Unaccompanied Minors Project today. The project aims to assist unaccompanied children under 18 with their refugee status claims.
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Always A Step Ahead: McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Awards

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August 15, 2005


Toronto, August 15, 2005 – Recognizing that leadership is as important as academic quality, McCarthy Tétrault has announced a $5,000 award for first- and second-year law students across Canada. The McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Awards will be given annually to two students at each participating school. To be considered for the award, the students must have strong academic results combined with demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities.
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McCarthy Tétrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm: 1855-2005

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June 28, 2005


Toronto, June 23, 2005 – McCarthy Tétrault celebrates a 150 year history of legal pre-eminence and leadership with the publication of McCarthy Tétrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm 1855-2005 by Christopher Moore. The book, published by Douglas McIntyre, and written by a noted legal historian, presents the story of McCarthy Tétrault and the firms that preceded it, within the context of the political and business history of Canada.
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North American Task Force Makes Security and Prosperity Recommendations to Leaders of Three Nations

DATE

June 22, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


Toronto, June 20, 2005 – The Independent Task Force on the Future of North America co-chaired by The Hon. John Manley, Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault made recommendations to the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States recently that called for "a more ambitious vision of a new community by 2010."
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Cross-Border Powerhouse: McCarthy Tétrault shines, working on top cross-border deal of year for 2004

DATE

June 20, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Garth M. Girvan
Lorna J. Telfer


Toronto, June 20, 2005 – Canada’s premier law firm, McCarthy Tétrault, once again demonstrated the power of its cross-border practice by working on six of the top 15 deals last year, including acting for Molson on its merger with Coors. This transaction, worth $6 billion, was the largest cross-border deal in North America in 2004, and ranked top cross-border deal by both Lexpert and Bloomberg.
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More McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Among the Leading Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers than any other firm

DATE

May 26, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Balfour
Yves Bériault
Doug S. Ewens
Garth M. Girvan
David A.N. Lever
W. Ian Palm
Gabrielle M.R. Richards
Barry J. Ryan
Richard A. Shaw
Barry B. Sookman
Rene Sorell
George S. Takach


Toronto, May 26, 2005 – Thirteen McCarthy Tétrault lawyers have been ranked among the best cross-border lawyers in Canada – more than any other Canadian law firm. The partners named in the 2005 Lexpert/Thomson Guide to the Leading 100 Canada-US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada represent the breadth and depth of legal services offered by the firm.
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Marc-André Blanchard, Managing Partner at McCarthy Tétrault, honoured

DATE

May 6, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Toronto, May , 2005 - Marc-André Blanchard, managing partner for the Quebec region, was crowned yesterday the winner of the ARISTA provincial competition in the "Young Professional in Quebec" category, by the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM).
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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

DATE

April 21, 2005


Toronto April 18, 2005 – The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced April 15, 2005 that Michael G. Quigley, Partner with McCarthy Tétrault, has been appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario.
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Experience Meets Innovation: McCarthy Tétrault Receives Top Ranking in the 2005 PLC Which Lawyer Guide

DATE

April 13, 2005


Toronto, April 13, 2005 – The 2005 PLC Which Lawyer Guide  has named McCarthy Tétrault the “Most Recommended Firm” in Canada.  The international guide names more McCarthy Tétrault lawyers among the world’s best than any other law firm.
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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Chosen to Review Canadian Telecommunications Policy and Regulatory Framework

DATE

April 13, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Hank Intven


Toronto, April 11, 2005 – The Honourable David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry announced today that Hank Intven, senior partner with McCarthy Tétrault was appointed to the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops American Lawyer Magazine’s Deal Chart

DATE

April 11, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barbara J. Boake
Garth M. Girvan
Jonathan R. Grant
Susan Kennedy
Marc Lemieux
James G. Morand
Barry J. Ryan
Kevin Wright


Toronto, March 24, 2005 – The $12 billion merger of Noranda and partially owned Falconbridge and the $2.55 billion dollar YellowPages-Bain acquisition were noted by American Lawyer magazine.
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Tax Incentive: Partner Rosemarie Wertschek, Q.C. Returns to McCarthy Tétrault's Tax Group

DATE

March 9, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Rosemarie Wertschek


Vancouver, March 2, 2005 – Senior partner Rosemarie Wertschek, Q.C. has returned to McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group, following a two and a half-year absence during which she assisted in establishing Wilson & Partners LLP, a Canadian affiliate of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
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Highlights from the 2005 Federal Budget

DATE

February 23, 2005


The second Budget of the Martin government adopts a theme similar to budgets in recent years with broad spending in areas that voters consider a priority: a national childcare initiative, climate change and the environment, health care, the armed forces, and financial assistance for seniors, first nations communities and the disabled.
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Ontario Superior Court Orders What Could Be the Largest Award in Canadian Divorce History

DATE

February 21, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Stephen Grant
Gerald P. Sadvari


Toronto, February 21, 2005 – The Ontario Superior Court has ordered Toronto millionaire David Debora to pay what is believed to be the largest in Ontario.
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Red Flags – Hon. John Manley to speak at Conference Board of Canada Event

DATE

February 10, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


Toronto, February 10, 2005 – The Honourable John Manley is the keynote speaker at the 2005 Corporate Governance Conference to be held on February 11, 2005 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. In keeping with the conference’s theme, Red Flags, the Hon. John Manley will discuss the red flags flying over an enterprise in which each of us has a stake: Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Featured in the Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance/Securitization Lawyers

DATE

February 8, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Garth M. Girvan
Marc J. MacMullin
Henry J.P. Wiercinski


Toronto, February 8, 2005 – Legal Media Group’s 2004 Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance/ Securitization Lawyers features four partners from McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top lawyers in securitization and structured finance. Garth Girvan, Marc MacMullin, Gordon Thompson and Henry Wiercinski are among the elite featured, which is based on more than 2,500 surveys of legal specialists in 52 jurisdictions.
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The 2005 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada Features More Lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault than from any other major Canadian law firm

DATE

February 2, 2005


Toronto, February 2, 2005 – The newly-released 2005 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada features more individual lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault than from any other major Canadian law firm. Once again this year, the firm is in the clear lead, receiving 57 lawyer recommendations in 23 areas of law.
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McCarthy Tétrault has Six Partners Featured in the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers

DATE

January 31, 2005


Toronto, January 31, 2005 – Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers features six partners from McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top lawyers in real estate – more than any other Canadian law firm. McCarthy Tétrault partners Keith Burrell, Abraham Costin, Danny Grandilli, Michael Levinson, Gordon Sato and Godyne Sibay are all highly ranked in this annual guide, which is based on more than 2,500 surveys of legal specialists in 55 jurisdictions.
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McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Greg Turnbull as the New Regional Managing Partner of its Alberta Practice

DATE

January 26, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gregory G. Turnbull


Calgary, January 26, 2005 – McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Gregory G. Turnbull as the new Regional Managing Partner of its Alberta practice.  In this position, Mr. Turnbull replaces Clifford D. Johnson, Q.C. who has been appointed Oil and Gas Industry Group Leader for the firm nationally.
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Be Prepared: McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group Introduces Employer’s Tool Kit on ESA, 2000

DATE

January 25, 2005


Toronto, January 25, 2005 – McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group has just released its new Employer’s Tool Kit, designed to assist employers in complying with the recent amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000.
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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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