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2006 McCarthy Tétrault News



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Randal Hughes and Donald Houston bolster McCarthy Tétrault’s Competition Law Group

DATE

December 29, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Donald B. Houston
Randal T. Hughes


Toronto, December 29, 2006 − McCarthy Tétrault boosted its leading Competition Law practice this week with the addition of two new equity partners, Randy Hughes and Don Houston.
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13 new equity partners at McCarthy Tétrault

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December 4, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Crispin J. Arthur
Peter Brady
Vanessa Grant
Robert O. Hansen
Thomas Isaac
Dean C. Masse
Frédéric Pérodeau
Shea T. Small
Sean S. Smyth
Scott Smythe
Karl Tabbakh
Roger Taplin
Gwendolyn G. Watson


Toronto, December 4, 2006 — McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO Iain Scott today announced that the firm has promoted 13 of its lawyers to equity partner. The new equity partners represent a cross-section of the firm's practice groups. An additional 22 lawyers were made income partners.
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McCarthy Tétrault first-ever Canadian law firm to surpass milestone of 100 announced M&A deals in the same year

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December 3, 2006


Toronto, December 3, 2006Thomson Financial data today accredits McCarthy Tétrault with 101 announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A)deals – 28 more than the firm’s closest competitor. This is the first time that a law firm has been given credit for over 100 announced Canadian M&A deals in one year. The firm also leads the Thomson Financial table with the most completed Canadian M&A deals to date, with 92 deals, 28 more than the firm’s closest competitor.
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Kirby Chown, McCarthy Tétrault's Ontario Regional Managing Partner, selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

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November 21, 2006


Toronto, November 21, 2006 – Kirby Chown, Ontario Regional Managing Partner for McCarthy Tétrault, is one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ for 2006 in the "Professionals" category, as selected by the Women’s Executive Network. The WXN Top 100 Awards is a symbol of the success women have attained and represents a unique array of proven achievers from many walks of life. Ms. Chown joined McCarthy Tétrault upon being called to the Ontario bar in 1981 and practises civil litigation, including medical malpractice.
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McCarthy Tétrault Receives Canadian National Pro Bono Law Firm Award

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November 16, 2006


Toronto, November 16, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that it garnered the Canadian National Pro Bono Law Firm Award this evening at the first-ever National Pro Bono Conference, being held at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto on November 16 and 17, 2006.
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Three McCarthy Tétrault Partners in Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

DATE

November 15, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Philippe H. Bélanger
Stephen Furlan
W. Ian Palm


Toronto, November 15, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to have three of its lawyers in Lexpert magazine’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. They were selected from 85 finalists and announced last night at a dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto that honoured the rising stars in the Canadian legal profession. The results are based on lawyers’ rankings in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, combined with survey responses by thousands of practitioners and in-house counsel.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops Thomson and Bloomberg League Tables with Most M&A Deals for the first three quarters of 2006

DATE

October 10, 2006


Toronto, October 10, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault is the top-ranked Canadian law firm by both Thomson Financial and Bloomberg for most announced Canadian M&A deals in third-quarter league tables, released this month. Thomson Financial accredits McCarthy Tétrault with 83 announced M&A deals, 32 more than the firm’s closest competitor. The firm also leads the Thomson Financial table for the most completed Canadian M&A deals in the first three quarters of 2006 with 73 deals, almost twice as many as its closest competitor.
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The Honourable James M. Farley, Q.C. joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

August 15, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

James Farley


The Honourable James M. Farley, Q.C., today joined McCarthy Tétrault as Senior Counsel following an illustrious 17-year career as the supervising judge of the commercial list of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Mr. Farley will be working with our business law, bankruptcy and restructuring and litigation groups on a firm-wide basis, including work on our north/south initiatives.
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McCarthy Tétrault Gains Two Top Energy Regulatory Lawyers in Calgary

DATE

July 10, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Donald G. Davies
Terrance M. Hughes


Calgary, July 10, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s premier full-service law firm, announced today that Don Davies and Terry Hughes, both leading lawyers in the oil and gas regulatory area, have joined the firm as Partners in the Calgary office. They will be instrumental in the growth of McCarthy Tétrault’s oil and gas and pipeline project practice, which advises leading industry participants in Western Canada’s high growth energy markets.
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McCarthy Tétrault Ranks Fourth by Market Capitalization of AIM Clients

DATE

June 20, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert J. Brant


London, UK, June 20, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault is the fourth-ranked law firm by client market capitalization on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), reports The Lawyer, a London-based legal publication. McCarthy Tétrault, a leading full-service law firm in Canada, has an active AIM practice in London advising issuers and advisers on transactions originating from all over the world.
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McCarthy Tétrault Helps Win Dismissal of Motions Class Actions against Canadian Financial Institutions

DATE

June 12, 2006


Toronto, June 2, 2006 – Motions for certification of eight potential class actions seeking compensation for plaintiffs who were charged compensation by their financial institutions for discharging their mortgages early were dismissed by Ontario Superior Court Justice Ellen Macdonald in a reserved decision, effectively ending these eight actions, subject to appeal.
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McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Gary Litwack as Securities Counsel

DATE

June 9, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gary M. Litwack


Toronto, June 1, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, today welcomes Gary Litwack as counsel to the Business Law Group in the Toronto office. Mr. Litwack’s practice focuses on corporate finance, mining and investment management clients, with a particular emphasis on public and private equity financings, mutual funds and other forms of investment pools, income trusts and dealer and adviser regulation. He has acted for dealers, advisors and private and public issuers.
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Mark J. Freiman of McCarthy Tétrault Appointed Commission Counsel for New Air India Inquiry

DATE

May 4, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Mark J. Freiman


Toronto, May 4, 2006 – Mark J. Freiman, senior litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, was appointed today as Commission Counsel for the independent public inquiry into the investigation of the bombing of Air India Flight 182, the worst mass murder in Canadian history. Mr. Freiman, who served as Deputy Attorney General of Ontario from 2000 to 2004, was selected as Commission Counsel by retired Supreme Court Justice John Major, Commissioner of the Inquiry.
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McCarthy Tétrault Provides Analysis of 2006 Federal Budget

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May 3, 2006


The new Conservative Government’s inaugural Federal Budget focuses on the five core commitments made in the Speech from the Throne on April 4, 2006: accountability, opportunities, families and communities, security, and restoring fiscal balance.
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McCarthy Tétrault Litigation Partner Stephen Grant Awarded Highest Honour by Law Society of Upper Canada

DATE

April 27, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Stephen Grant


Toronto, April 27, 2006 – Stephen Grant, a litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault, is a 2006 recipient of the highest honour bestowed by the Law Society of Upper Canada: the Law Society Medal. Each year, the Law Society awards this prestigious medal to selected lawyers for significant contributions to the profession and for outstanding service.
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Top Technology Lawyer Wendy Gross Joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

April 24, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Wendy Gross


Toronto, April 24, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, today welcomes Wendy Gross as a partner in the Technology Law Group in Toronto. Ms. Gross specializes in complex technology-related commercial transactions and intellectual property law for major corporations and financial institutions across Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops Thomson and Bloomberg League Tables with Most M&A Deals for First Quarter of 2006

DATE

April 6, 2006


Toronto, April 6, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, earned top ranking for most announced M&A deals in first-quarter league tables released by Thomson Financial and Bloomberg this week. The firm also leads the Bloomberg table for deal volume. These results reflect McCarthy Tétrault’s status as one of Canada’s premier advisers on M&A transactions.
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Government Announces Release of Landmark Telecommunications Report, Co-authored by McCarthy Tétrault Partner

DATE

March 21, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Hank Intven


Toronto, March 21, 2006 – The government of Canada has announced that the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel will publicly release its report to the Minister of Industry at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 22, 2006. The comprehensive report sets out a blueprint for the future of Canada’s $30-billion telecommunications sector. Hank Intven, senior partner at McCarthy Tétrault, is one of the three-member panel, appointed in April 2005 by the government.
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Kirby Chown Honoured as a Trailblazer by University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law

DATE

March 9, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kirby Chown


Toronto, March 9, 2006 – Kirby Chown, Ontario Regional Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault, was recently recognized as a trailblazer by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Ms. Chown appears in a new photo installation celebrating the achievements and contributions of 19 women graduates of the Faculty of Law who have distinguished themselves in all areas of the profession.
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Key Appointments to McCarthy Tétrault Management Team

DATE

March 7, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

W. Iain Scott


Toronto, March 6, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, has announced four key appointments to its management team with overall responsibility for finance, information technology, administration and marketing.
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Structured Finance Heavyweight Dirk Rueter Joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group

DATE

March 2, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Dirk Rueter


Toronto, March 3, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading law firm, welcomes Dirk Rueter as a partner in the Business Law Group and Co-Head of the Structured Finance Group in Toronto. Recognized consistently as a top lawyer by Lexpert Directory, Mr. Rueter has represented some of Canada’s most significant corporations and financial institutions.
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McCarthy Tétrault Elects Three New Board Directors

DATE

February 20, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

G. Blair Cowper-Smith
Philip C. Moore
Rosemarie Wertschek


Toronto, February 20, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, announced today the election of three new members to its Board of Partners. Blair Cowper-Smith, Philip Moore and Rosemarie Wertschek join the firm’s 11-member Board.
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Another Winning Move: Alexandra K. Brown Joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group

DATE

February 14, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Alexandra K. Brown


Toronto, February 14, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, welcomes new partner Alexandra K. Brown to its Tax Group. Ms. Brown, a former Senior Counsel at the Department of Justice, brings a wealth of experience in trial and appellate advocacy focused exclusively on taxation matters. She has practised income tax litigation since 1986, with an emphasis on corporate taxation and tax avoidance issues.
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McCarthy Tétrault Reappoints Chair and CEO

DATE

February 13, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

W. Iain Scott


Toronto, February 13, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, announced today the reappointment of W. Iain Scott as Chair and Chief Executive Officer. This is the second, consecutive four-year term for Mr. Scott.
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Accumulating Assets: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes New Partner Richard Higa to Financial Services Group

DATE

February 10, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Higa


Toronto, February 10, 2006 – Respected finance lawyer Richard Higa has joined McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group as a partner in the firm’s Toronto Financial Services Group. Mr. Higa brings expertise in all aspects of asset-based lending, syndicated financings, mezzanine financings and high-yield debt offerings.
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Let’s Do Business: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Clemens Mayr to its Montréal Office

DATE

February 7, 2006

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard
Clemens Mayr


Montréal, February 8, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault announced today that Clemens Mayr has joined its Montréal office. Mr. Mayr will practise with the firm’s Business Law Group. "We are very excited to welcome Mr. Mayr to our Montréal team," said Québec Regional Managing Partner, Marc-André Blanchard. "With high visibility in both the Québec and national legal communities, this young lawyer is already recognized for his strong business sense and very acute legal mind."
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Orna Dobner
Director, Communications
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416-601-7684
odobner@mccarthy.ca

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514-875-1789
hsansoucy@mccarthy.ca


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