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2008 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault Partners Honoured as "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40"

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November 26, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert O. Hansen
Andrew Matheson


Toronto, November 26, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to congratulate Robert Hansen and Andrew Matheson on being named among Lexpert’s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40." The prestigious annual award recognizes lawyers for leadership skills and client development success.
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First-ever comprehensive Canadian guide on e-mail law released

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October 24, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Charles S. Morgan
Julien Saulgrain


Montréal, October 24, 2008 — The first-ever comprehensive Canadian guide on the subject of e-mail law has just been released. Authored by leading technology lawyers Charles Morgan and Julien Saulgrain of McCarthy Tétrault, E-mail Law provides a comprehensive overview of the major legal ramifications related to e-mail, the world’s most-used technological application. It includes systematic analyses of current and upcoming trends, cutting-edge information on e-contracts, spam, e-mail monitoring, document retention, and e-mail as evidence.

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McCarthy Tétrault wins "Canada Tax Litigation Law Firm of the Year" at the International Tax Review’s Americas Awards

DATE

October 3, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Douglas Cannon


Toronto, October 3, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault has won the "Canada: Tax Litigation Law Firm of the Year" award at the International Tax Review’s third annual Americas Awards, held yesterday in New York City. The Americas Awards celebrate the "most innovative" tax work done in North and South America between June 2007 and June 2008.

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McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C., Named 2008 Recipient of Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation

DATE

September 3, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Thomas G. Heintzman


Toronto, September 3, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Heintzman has been named the recipient of the 2008 OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyer Daniel W. Payette appointed judge of the Superior Court of Québec

DATE

August 27, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Daniel W. Payette


Montréal, August 27, 2008 − McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel W. Payette, a partner in its Litigation Group, as Judge of the Superior Court of Québec. The appointment was officially announced on July 31 by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson. Mr. Payette will be sworn in today at the Montréal Courthouse.
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Canadian Legal Conference and Expo 2008: McCarthy Tétrault and the Canadian Bar Association join talent and forces

DATE

August 15, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kim Thomassin


Québec City, August 15, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) are pleased to announce McCarthy Tétrault’s support of the 2008 Canadian Legal Conference and Expo (CLC) to be held in Québec City, August 17 to 19, 2008. As a platinum-level sponsor, the firm will contribute $30,000 and participate in conference planning. Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault’s Québec City office, is a co-chair of the conference.
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Beijing 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault proud to support Olympic hopeful Marie-Hélène Prémont

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August 1, 2008


Québec City, August 1, 2008 — As a proud sponsor of Marie-Hélène Prémont for the last five years, McCarthy Tétrault is delighted that she will be participating in the Beijing Olympic Games as a mountain bike racer.
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Daniel Johnson honoured by the Government of Québec

DATE

June 19, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Daniel Johnson


Montréal, June 19, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault Counsel and former Québec Premier, Daniel Johnson, has been awarded the rank of Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, the Government of Québec’s highest honour.
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McCarthy Tétrault Receives United Way’s "Thanks A Million" Award — Firm Honoured for Raising over $1 Million Nationally in 2007

DATE

June 17, 2008


Toronto, June 17, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault has received one of United Way of Canada’s "Thanks A Million" Awards, the charitable organization’s top honour.

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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer Antonella Ceddia Appointed to United Way Toronto Board of Trustees

DATE

June 17, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Antonella Ceddia


Toronto, June 17, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonella Ceddia to the United Way Toronto Board of Trustees for a three-year term.
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Carswell and McCarthy Tétrault LLP announce partnership to serve Canadian tax professionals

DATE

June 10, 2008


Toronto, June 10, 2008 — Carswell and McCarthy Tétrault today announced that McCarthy Tétrault is now the Executive Editor of Canada Tax Service, the Canada’s most comprehensive and authoritative analysis and commentary on the Canadian Income Tax Act. McCarthy Tétrault’s leading tax team will provide definitive commentary designed to meet the unique needs of subscribers to the Canada Tax Service (CTS).

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Gérald R. Tremblay elected President of the Québec Bar

DATE

June 2, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gérald R. Tremblay


Montréal, June 2, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the election of Gérald R. Tremblay as President of the Québec Bar for 2008-2009.
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Top real estate lawyer Stéphane Lalande returns to McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

May 22, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Stéphane Lalande


Montréal, May 22, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, Mr. Stéphane Lalande, to its real estate practice. With Mr. Lalande as a member of the Montréal team, the firm can better meet the needs of clients who are seeking expertise beyond conventional real estate law to deal with new market realities.

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Women’s Law Association of Ontario honours McCarthy Tétrault partner — Kirby Chown receives the 2008 President’s Award for her leadership role in advancing the position of women lawyers

DATE

May 13, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kirby Chown


Toronto, May 13, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Kirby Chown, McCarthy Tétrault’s Ontario Regional Managing Partner, has received the Women’s Law Association of Ontario’s 2008 President’s Award, the organization’s highest honour.

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Stephen G. Schenke sworn in as Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal

DATE

May 7, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Stephen G. Schenke


Montréal, May 7, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the election of Stephen G. Schenke as Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal for 2008-2009.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner receives 2008 Law Society Medal — Ontario Regional Managing Partner is recognized for advancing the position of women lawyers through women’s initiatives programs

DATE

May 5, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kirby Chown


Toronto, May 5, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Kirby Chown, McCarthy Tétrault’s Ontario Regional Managing Partner, has been awarded the 2008 Law Society Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Best Banking and Finance Team in Canada Award

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May 1, 2008


 Toronto, May 1, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault has been named the "Best Banking and Finance Team in Canada" by World Finance magazine.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

DATE

April 15, 2008


Montréal, April 15, 2008 − Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today announced the appointment of Daniel Johnson, Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault and a former Québec premier, to the Bank of Canada's Board of Directors.

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The Québec Bar honours two McCarthy Tétrault lawyers: William Atkinson and Michel Deschamps receive distinguished service awards

DATE

April 9, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

William J. Atkinson
Michel Deschamps


Montréal, April 9, 2008 − Lawyers William J. Atkinson and Michel Deschamps have been chosen by the Québec Bar to receive the honorary title Avocat émérite. The awards ceremony will be held in Québec City on May 29 during the Bar’s annual meeting.
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McCarthy Tétrault teams up with University of Toronto to deliver first-of-its-kind leadership program to women lawyers — Leading by example with a long-standing commitment to supporting and promoting the professional development of women in the legal profession

DATE

April 9, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kirby Chown


Toronto, April 9, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s premier law firm, has teamed up with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management to establish a unique professional development program for women lawyers. The Business Leadership for Women Lawyers program is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to enhance their leadership and business skills as well as to acquire tools to enhance their careers as legal and business leaders.
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Three McCarthy Tétrault lawyers admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

DATE

March 10, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

André J. Payeur
Gerald P. Sadvari
R. Paul Steep


Toronto, March 10, 2008McCarthy Tétrault partners André J. Payeur, Gerald P. Sadvari and R. Paul Steep have become Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the most prestigious legal associations in North America.
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Kim Thomassin appointed Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault’s Québec City office

DATE

February 25, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kim Thomassin


Montréal, February 25, 2008 — Kim Thomassin, a partner with McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group, was recently appointed Managing Partner of the Québec City office. Since joining the firm, Ms. Thomassin has distinguished herself by the number and scope of challenges she has risen to and by her team spirit, infectious enthusiasm and leadership.
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McCarthy Tétrault lawyer named Special Advocate for Security Certificates Process

DATE

February 22, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barbara A. McIsaac


Toronto, February 22, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault partner Barbara McIsaac was today named special advocate for Bill C-3 (Security Certificates under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Twelve other lawyers with extensive expertise in this area were also named.
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McCarthy Tétrault CEO Climbs Towers for Charity: The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario’s “7-Summits Challenge”

DATE

February 22, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

W. Iain Scott


Toronto, February 22, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault’s Chair and CEO, W. Iain Scott, will be climbing Toronto’s tallest towers for charity on February 24th.
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Second partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Montréal office appointed to the bench in 14 months: Sylvie Lachapelle to be sworn in as judge of the Court of Québec

DATE

February 1, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Sylvie Lachapelle


Montréal, February 1, 2008 − The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jacques P. Dupuis, announced today the appointment of Sylvie Lachapelle to the bench of the Court of Québec, Civil Division of Montréal. The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Montréal Courthouse.
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McCarthy Tétrault Elects New Board Members

DATE

January 28, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Balfour
Nancy J. Carroll
David A.N. Lever
J. Michael McIntosh


Toronto, January 28, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault, Canada’s premier law firm, has elected four new members to its Board of Partners: Richard J. Balfour, Nancy J. Carroll, David A.N. Lever and J. Michael McIntosh.
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Announcement: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes 19 New Income Partners

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January 22, 2008


McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO W. Iain Scott has announced the promotion of 19 of the firm’s associates to income partners. The new income partners come from a wide range of the firm's practice groups.
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McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Eight New Equity Partners

DATE

January 22, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Sarit E. Batner
Bram J. Green
Patrick McCay
Charles S. Morgan
Richard O'Doherty
Catherine M. Samuel
Christopher A. Wayland


Toronto, January 22, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO W. Iain Scott is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers have been promoted to equity partnership in recognition of their contributions to the firm and commitment to client service excellence. The new equity partners represent a cross-section of the firm's practice groups.
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The Honourable John Manley delivers his final report on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan

DATE

January 22, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


January 22, 2008 — The Honourable John Manley, Counsel with McCarthy Tétrault, delivered his final report on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan. The report will be of valuable assistance to the government as it considers this important issue.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops 2007 League Tables
Highest dollar value of completed deals for the year

DATE

January 21, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David E. Woollcombe


Toronto, January 21, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault ranked number one in the 2007 Canadian M&A league tables for the highest value of completed deals. The firm advised on M&A transactions worth over $94.4 US billion, nearly $20 billion more than its closest competitor.
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McCarthy Tétrault the first major Canadian law firm to become a “Partner without Borders” of Lawyers without Borders

DATE

January 17, 2008

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Montréal, January 17, 2008 — McCarthy Tétrault and the Québec division of Lawyers without Borders (LWBQ) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a three-year partnership, making McCarthy Tétrault a "Partner without Borders" of LWBQ, the Canadian branch of the Lawyers without Borders world movement.
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McCarthy Tétrault on both Québec IPOs listed among "Canada's Top 10 for 2007"

Montréal, January 11, 2008 − The IPOs of two Québec companies, Mecachrome International Inc. and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., were among Canada’s top ten IPOs in 2007, PricewaterhouseCoopers reported earlier this week. McCarthy Tétrault is the only law firm in Québec to have been involved in both public offerings.
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