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2010 McCarthy Tétrault News



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Lisa Vogt Recognized as One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2010

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November 29, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, November 29, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates our partner Lisa Vogt on receiving a prestigious 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award from the Women's Executive Network (WXN), in the Professionals category. Ms. Vogt, Real Property National Practice Group Leader and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Task Force, will be recognized at the WXN’s Top 100 Awards Gala Dinner held tonight in Toronto.
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Lexpert Honours Two McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers at Rising Stars Awards Gala

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November 26, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Matthew D. Peters
Kim Thomassin


Toronto, November 26, 2010 — Last night, Lexpert honoured two McCarthy Tétrault Regional Managing Partners, Matthew Peters and Kim Thomassin, with Rising Stars Awards at a gala in Toronto. Each year, Lexpert bestows Rising Stars Awards upon Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40 from law firms and in-house legal departments. Winners are nominated by colleagues and chosen by an independent selection committee.
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Reaching New Heights — McCarthy Tétrault London, UK Office

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November 17, 2010


McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce its London office's "move to the top" — our office relocation to the top floor suite of the former London Stock Exchange at 125 Old Broad Street.
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Lindsay Hamilton named one of Calgary’s "Top 40 Under 40" by Avenue Magazine

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November 8, 2010


November 8, 2010 Avenue magazine has honoured Lindsay Hamilton (formerly Fikowski), McCarthy Tétrault’s Director, Clients and Markets, as one of its "Top 40 Under 40" Calgarians this year. The 40 honorees, described by Avenue as Calgary’s "brightest and most active leaders," also include entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, artists, designers and musicians. Selected from nearly 300 remarkable nominations by a panel of local business people, Lindsay has been recognized for her work including growing McCarthy Tétrault’s involvement in the Calgary community to its current support for more than 60 not-for-profit organizations annually, in addition to her other career and community achievements such as helping raise over $2 million for various charities in recent years.
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Seven McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Earn "Lawyer of the Year" Rankings for 2011

Toronto, November 8, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to be among a select group of leading Canadian law firms with multiple lawyers recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada. Seven of the firm’s partners received this accolade in their respective practice areas and regions:
  • Richard J. Balfour – Vancouver Securities Lawyer of the Year
  • Cameron G. Belsher – Vancouver Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year
  • Abraham Costin – Toronto Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Garth (Gary) M. Girvan – Toronto Corporate Lawyer of the Year
  • Peter S. Grant – Toronto Entertainment Lawyer of the Year
  • Gordon S. Sato – Toronto Public Finance Lawyer of the Year
  • Gérald R. Tremblay QC – Montréal Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year
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Wendy Brousseau Joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Practice

DATE

November 3, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Wendy Brousseau


Toronto, November 3, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Wendy Brousseau has joined the firm as a partner in its Tax Group. Ms. Brousseau specializes in all aspects of commodity taxation issues, from providing advice on commercial transactions to representing clients in disputes. Ms. Brousseau will strengthen the firm’s commodity tax team by working closely with its current members, which include Brian Pel, Jim Warnock, Chia-yi Chua and Jeff Love.
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McCarthy Tétrault Senior Partner Earns Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America

DATE

October 29, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

F. Paul Morrison


Toronto, October 29, 2010 — Yesterday, McCarthy Tétrault lawyer Paul Morrison was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Established to reflect the new face of the American bar, membership in the LCA is highly coveted and limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one per cent of North American lawyers.
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Chia-yi Chua joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Practice

DATE

October 26, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Chia-yi Chua


Toronto, October 29, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Chia-yi Chua has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Tax Practice. Mr. Chua practises exclusively in the area of tax litigation and tax disputes resolution. He has acted for companies in the financial services, telecommunications, resources, retail and transportation sectors, and has litigated before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal, and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Mr. Chua also understands tax issues from the government’s perspective, having practised with the Ontario Ministry of Revenue/Finance.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Multiple Honours at Lexpert® Zenith Pro Bono Awards

DATE

September 29, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kristian Brabander
Sarah W. Corman
Tzen-Yi Goh
Jonathan C. Lisus
Christine Lonsdale
Cynthia A. MacDougall
Tristan Musgrave
David E. Roberge
Adam Ship
Sarah Shody
Godyne N.L. Sibay
Junior Sirivar
Cindy Vaillancourt
Christopher A. Wayland
Alexi N. Wood


Toronto, September 29, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that its pro bono initiatives garnered five top awards yesterday at the 2010 Lexpert® Zenith Pro Bono Awards gala. The evening celebrated the dedication of leading Canadian law firms, in-house departments and law students who have committed their time, skills and mentorship to pro bono activities in Canada and internationally.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer Co-Authors Definitive Reference on Communications Laws and Regulations

DATE

September 22, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Charles S. Morgan


Montréal, September 22, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault partner and regional leader of the firm’s technology practice in Montréal Charles S. Morgan has co-authored a revised and updated edition of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada — Communications. This book is a must-read for lawyers, judges, academics and the general public who need to increase their knowledge of the law governing this important Canadian industry. The recent market entry of new wireless telephony service providers such as Wind, Videotron and Public Mobile, as well as Bell Canada’s recent acquisition of CTV, demonstrate the communications sector’s current dynamism.
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Randy Bauslaugh Joins McCarthy Tétrault to Lead Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice

DATE

September 9, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Randy Bauslaugh


Toronto, September 9, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Randy V. Bauslaugh has joined the firm as a partner and the national leader of the firm's Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. Mr. Bauslaugh brings unsurpassed expertise and experience in these areas to the firm’s clients across the country.
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McCarthy Tétrault Women Lawyers Named to Legal Media Group’s World’s Leading Women in Business Law Directory; most from any Canadian Firm

DATE

August 30, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Nancy J. Carroll
Bernadette Dietrich
Hilary E. Laidlaw
Madeleine Renaud
Gabrielle M.R. Richards
Anne-Marie Sheahan
Godyne N.L. Sibay
Brenda C. Swick


 Toronto, August 30, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm has had more of its women partners selected for inclusion in Legal Media Group’s World’s Leading Women in Business Law directory than any other Canadian firm. The directory will be distributed at the International Bar Association (IBA) annual conference in Vancouver, October 3-8, 2010.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade and Investment Practice Recognized at the Top of National and Global Rankings

DATE

July 21, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John W. Boscariol
Simon V. Potter
Orlando E. Silva
Brenda C. Swick


Toronto, July 21, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade & Investment Law Group recently garnered an impressive number of top rankings in national and global directories.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Law Group Garners Top Canadian Accolades

DATE

June 18, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Yves Bériault
Oliver J. Borgers
Yves Comtois
Neil Finkelstein
Donald B. Houston
Randal T. Hughes
Madeleine Renaud


Toronto, June 18, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Law Group continues to be recognized for leadership in Canada. The team earned significant praise in recently released 2010 rankings for competition, litigation and Investment Canada advice. The McCarthy Tétrault group acted on some of Canada’s highest profile deals and cases in 2009 and the first quarter of 2010.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lisa Vogt Quoted in Gender Equality Article in BC Business Magazine

DATE

June 17, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, June 15, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault’s leadership in diversity and gender equity in the legal profession comes across loud and clear in a recent article in BC Business magazine on the progress made and obstacles still faced by women lawyers, thanks to the efforts of Lisa Vogt, the National Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property and Planning Group and Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Task Force. Ms. Vogt was interviewed for "Women Lawyers & the Boys Club," which appeared on the June 9 BC Business Online portal — see Lisa’s photo and quotes at www.bcbusinessonline.ca — and made many pertinent points on the topic.
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McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Hilary Laidlaw Honoured for Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law

DATE

May 27, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Hilary E. Laidlaw


Toronto, May 27, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault counsel Hilary E. Laidlaw is the 2010 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates. Ms. Laidlaw will receive the award at the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Section awards dinner on June 1st.
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Kim Thomassin receives the YWCA Québec’s 2010 Woman of Distinction Award in the "Business and Professions" category

DATE

May 26, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kim Thomassin


Montréal, May 26, 2010. — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner for the Québec Region, who received the YWCA Québec’s 2010 Woman of Distinction Award in the "Business and Professions" category. For the last twelve years, the YWCA has honoured exceptional women whose daily activities and personal or professional accomplishments have contributed to the advancement of women and our communities.
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Making a Difference: McCarthy Tétrault donates $10,000 to Recognize Three Volunteers

DATE

May 17, 2010


Toronto, May 17, 2010 — From schools in Cambodia and Guatemala, to cancer research labs in North America, the time and talent of three McCarthy Tétrault employees are giving opportunity and hope to others. Susan Dick, Stephanie Kong-Foon and Karin LeBlanc are the winners of the McCarthy Tétrault 2009 Volunteer Recognition Award, and will direct $10,000 in donations from the McCarthy Tétrault Foundation to four Canadian charities.
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McCarthy Tétrault Announces New Regional Managing Partner for British Columbia

DATE

April 28, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Matthew D. Peters


Vancouver, April 28, 2010McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that its partners have appointed Matthew Peters as the firm’s new British Columbia Regional Managing Partner. Mr. Peters succeeds Lisa Vogt, who has been appointed National Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Real Property and Planning Group and will continue as Chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s Diversity Task Force.
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Barreau du Québec awards honorary title of Avocat émérite to Yves Bériault of McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

April 28, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Yves Bériault


Montréal, April 28, 2010. — The Barreau du Québec has awarded Yves Bériault, a pioneer in Canadian competition law, the honorary title of Avocat émérite in recognition of his outstanding professional accomplishments.
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LEAF honours Lisa Vogt
Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund celebrates women who’ve made a difference

DATE

April 26, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Vancouver, April 26, 2010 — Lisa Vogt, McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property National Practice Group Leader and Chair of its Diversity Task Force, will be recognized by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) at a gala in Toronto on April 27th.
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McCarthy Tétrault Is Canada’s Top Firm in 2010 Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers

DATE

April 23, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Keith Burrell
Abraham Costin
John C. Currie
Danny C. Grandilli
Kevin W. Keyes
Pierre-Denis Leroux
Kieth Mullback
Fred M. Rubinoff
Gordon S. Sato
Godyne N.L. Sibay


Toronto, April 23, 2010 — The eighth annual edition of the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers lists more lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault than any other Canadian firm. Ten of the firm’s Real Estate lawyers, from four of our regional offices, made this publication’s prestigious listing.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Project Management Plan Featured in National Post

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April 16, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barbara J. Boake


National Post, April 14, 2010: In the article "McCarthys’ project management plan," Partner, Barb Boake discusses the commitment of the firm to provide more value to clients through sophisticated project management. The first phase of the project management tools, which were developed in-house over an 18-month period are "an important part of providing cost predictability that clients are asking for," says Boake. Click here to read article.

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New McCarthy Tétrault CEO and Chair featured in National magazine

DATE

March 31, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Toronto, March 31, 2009 — March 2010 issue: In the article "The rules of engagement," Marc-André Blanchard describes his philosophy and how he plans to put it into action as McCarthy Tétrault’s new Chair and CEO. Click here to read article.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Diversity Initiatives featured in National magazine

DATE

March 31, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Tara L. Piurko
Phillip L. Sanford
Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, March 30, 2010 — March 2010 issue: In "Diversity Works," an article focusing on gender-diversity initiatives in the legal community, McCarthy Tétrault’s Lisa Vogt discusses how the firm tracks its progress on the advancement of women. Firm partners Phil Sanford and Tara Piurko are also featured in a story about the firm’s "maternity leave buddy" program. Click here to read these articles at pages 16 and 18 respectively.

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Edward Kerwin Wins "Author of the Year — Capital Markets Canada" in Lexology Legal Writing Awards 2010

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March 17, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Edward P. Kerwin


Toronto, March 17, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Edward Kerwin, who has been honoured as the 2010 "Author of the Year — Capital Markets Canada" in the Lexology Legal Writing Awards. The award recognizes authors whose articles have proven to be consistently popular with corporate counsel readers based on the content and quality of the pieces submitted.
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McCarthy Tétrault Leads Canadian Firms for Most Top Rankings in Chambers Global 2010

DATE

March 4, 2010


Toronto, March 4, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault earned more top rankings in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers than any other Canadian firm. The firm garnered the most Band 1 rankings in practice categories, a testament to its full-service offering. McCarthy Tétrault also leads with 47 lawyers ranked in the highest three bands, more than any other firm. Altogether, 80 McCarthy Tétrault lawyers are recognized 92 times for their exceptional abilities and performance.
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McCarthy Tétrault Earns Most "Lawyer of the Year" Rankings for 2010 from Best Lawyers in Canada

Toronto, February 8, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to rank first among Canadian law firms for the highest number of lawyers recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Publish Important Intellectual Property Law Casebook

DATE

February 5, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Steven Mason
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, February 5, 2010McCarthy Tétrault partners Barry Sookman and Steven Mason draw on their extensive expertise in intellectual property cases to shed light on this complex area of the law in their newest book, Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary.
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McCarthy Tétrault Announces New Partners

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January 28, 2010


Toronto, January 28, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO Marc-André Blanchard is delighted to introduce 32 of the firm’s newest income and equity partners. Of these, 14 were invited to join the equity partnership and 18 were promoted to income partner, an essential milestone toward equity partnership.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Best Canadian Corporate & Commercial Practice: 2010 World Finance Legal Awards

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January 12, 2010


Toronto, January 12, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is honoured to have been awarded ‘Best Corporate & Commercial Practice, Canada’ for 2010 by World Finance magazine. The World Finance Legal Awards recognize law firms for a wide range of criteria, including innovation, originality and quality of product, as well as proof of market presence and excellence in client representation. Winners will be listed in the January/February issue of the magazine, which is published by World News Media.
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McCarthy Tétrault Leads for Highest Deal Value and Most Completed Deals in Thomson Reuters’ 2009 League Tables

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January 8, 2010


Toronto, January 8, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault holds top place for advising on the highest volume of Canadian deals, both completed and announced, in 2009, reported by Thomson Reuters in its year-end M&A league tables. The firm also leads for most completed Canadian deals in 2009. The firm advised on 79 completed Canadian M&A transactions worth over $51.8 US billion, and 77 announced Canadian M&A transactions worth over $52.2 US billion. Thomson Reuters classifies "deal volume" as the value of a deal.
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McCarthy Tétrault Alberta Regional Managing Partner Greg Turnbull Awarded Q.C. Title

DATE

January 6, 2010

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gregory G. Turnbull


Calgary, January 6, 2010 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that Alberta Regional Managing Partner Greg Turnbull now holds the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel. The designation recognizes outstanding expertise, work and contributions in a lawyer’s public life. Mr. Turnbull maintains an active practice as a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group and has been involved in the initial public offerings of more than 40 companies. He is also active in numerous not-for-profit organizations and initiatives.

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