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2013 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault recognized in Lexpert’s cross-border litigation guide

Toronto, December 30, 2013 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that 20 of its lawyers are recognized in nine categories in Lexpert’s 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada. The guide highlights Canada’s best law firms and litigators serving corporate clients in the United States and Canada.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s tax practice recognized as "top choice"

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December 20, 2013

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Douglas Cannon
Chia-yi Chua


Toronto, December 20, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm’s tax practice, and its practitioners Douglas Cannon and Chia-yi Chua, are recognized in the 2014 edition of Tax Directors Handbook.

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Brenda Swick Authors the Canada Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2014

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December 19, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Brenda C. Swick


Toronto, December 19, 2013 — Brenda C. Swick, Co-Chair of McCarthy Tétrault's national Procurement Group, authors Chapter 8 – Canada, of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2014, a practical cross-border insight into public procurement, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, November 2013.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners with HEC Montréal’s new Chair in Energy Sector Management

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December 16, 2013


Montréal, December 16, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce its business partnership with HEC Montréal’s Chair in Energy Sector Management, which is held by Professor Pierre-Olivier Pineau, a renowned expert on energy policy. The new Chair is dedicated to advancing knowledge of energy issues, with the goal of optimizing energy systems and ensuring that there are adequate energy sources to meet society’s needs.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Lisa Vogt renamed one of Canada’s most powerful women

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December 4, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, December 4, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Lisa Vogt on receiving a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award for 2013. Ms. Vogt, the firm’s Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, and the former head of its Real Property & Planning Group and former BC Region’s regional managing partner, will be recognized at the WXN’s gala tonight in Toronto. This marks Ms. Vogt’s second time receiving the honour after being a recipient in 2010.

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McCarthy Tétrault named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2014

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November 27, 2013


Toronto, November 27, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is thrilled to announce that it has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2014. Now in its ninth year, this esteemed designation recognizes the Greater Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Earlier this year, McCarthy Tétrault was also selected as one of Canada’s 2014 Top 100 Employers, for the second consecutive year.
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McCarthy Tétrault associate Adam Ship receives OBA Award for Excellence in Franchise Law

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November 19, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Adam Ship


Toronto, November 19, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that its associate Adam Ship has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s 2013 Markus Cohen QC Memorial Award for Excellence in Franchise Law, in recognition of his outstanding written contribution to the development of franchise law in 2013. This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Ship has won this award.
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McCarthy Tétrault announces publication of communication lawyer Peter Grant’s personal memoir

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November 14, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Peter S. Grant


Toronto, November 14, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of Changing Channels: Confessions of a Canadian Communications Lawyer by Peter S. Grant, counsel of the firm, and past chair of its Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group in Toronto. Mr. Grant’s memoir is published by The Porcupine’s Quill.
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McCarthy Tétrault advises Fairfax as lead investor of C$1 billion in Blackberry

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November 13, 2013


Toronto, November 13, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it represented Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited as the lead of a group of investors in a C$1 billion investment in BlackBerry, through a US $1 billion private placement of convertible debentures. The transaction closed today. The investment permits Fairfax to arrange the investment of another US $250 million within 30 days of closing.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyer co-authors new edition of Constitutional Law

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November 12, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Byron Shaw


Toronto, November 12, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Byron Shaw has co-authored the fourth edition of Constitutional Law, recently published by Irwin Law. The book’s co-author is Patrick Monahan, the Deputy Attorney General of Ontario and former Dean of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s international mining expertise recognized by Chambers UK

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November 7, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert J. Brant


Toronto, November 7, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that in the 2014 edition of Chambers UK, the firm’s mining team is ranked among the world’s leading practices, known in particular for "serving significant international clients" and for being a "strong expanding global practice with good bench strength and Canadian expertise."

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McCarthy Tétrault is named among Canada’s top advisors to the mining sector

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November 6, 2013


Toronto, November 6, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm and 13 of its lawyers are listed in "Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining", Lexpert’s inaugural feature edition of the country’s top law firms and lawyers serving the mining sector.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners are named Lexpert Rising Stars

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November 5, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Sarit E. Batner
Robert W. Nearing


Toronto, November 5, 2013McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that its partners Sarit Batner and Robert Nearing have been named by Lexpert as Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40. Both partners were honoured at a dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto last night.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s M&A and private equity teams recognized by Leaders League

Toronto, October 31, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that in the 2013 International Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Report, the firm’s M&A and private equity expertise were identified as being exceptional.

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McCarthy Tétrault is recommended in Energy and Infrastructure: Latin America

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October 30, 2013


Toronto, October 30, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in the 2013 edition of IFLR 1000’s Energy and Infrastructure: Latin America, the firm was recommended as a leading international firm in the categories of Project Finance and Corporate.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s breadth of expertise is recognized by Who’s Who Legal

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October 28, 2013


Toronto, October 28, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that 75 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2013. The firm and its lawyers feature in 25 of the publication’s 34 researched practice areas.
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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized for having outstanding energy expertise

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October 25, 2013


Toronto, October 25, 2013 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm and 14 of its lawyers are included in the 2013 "Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers" by Lexpert. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in today’s issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business, identifies Canada’s top law firms and practitioners serving clients in the energy, oil & gas and power sectors.

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McCarthy Tétrault reinforces its projects expertise with transportation team led by partner David F. Blair

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October 24, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David F. Blair
Joelle Briand-Diguer
Anne-Marie Dupont
Pierre-Olivier Ménard-Dumas


Québec City and Montréal, October 24, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome new partner David F. Blair, and associates Pierre-Olivier Ménard Dumas, Anne-Marie Dupont and Joelle Briand-Diguer, to its Business Law Group in Québec City. The addition of these lawyers, whose practices are focused on transportation and other infrastructure, serves to bolster the firm's expanding national projects practice.

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McCarthy Tétrault ranks as the leading advisor to underwriters during Q3

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October 24, 2013


Toronto, October 24, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it topped the Financial Post’s Legal Post corporate finance league tables for Q3 2013, which measured debt and equity financing activity in Canada during the quarter.

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McCarthy Tétrault one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

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October 21, 2013


Toronto, October 21, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s 2014 Top 100 Employers for its second consecutive year. As one of Canada’s most esteemed business awards, the program recognizes employers that lead their industries in providing remarkable workplaces.
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The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrates champions of women’s advancement
McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO named company/firm leader champion

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October 21, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Toronto, October 21, 2013 — Today Catalyst Canada awards its highest distinction, the annual Catalyst Canada Honours, to six outstanding Champions who have challenged the status quo and taken concrete action to advance and advocate for women in their organizations, their industries, and their communities. All are true examples of the Catalyst Canada Honours mission to create visible role models for Canada’s current and future business leaders.
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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers named as leading women in business law

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October 17, 2013


Toronto, October 17, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that eight of its women lawyers have been recognized in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2013.
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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized in 2014 edition of IFLR 1000

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October 16, 2013


Toronto, October 16, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in its 2014 edition, IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms recognized the firm in all six of the researched practice areas and ranked 23 of its lawyers as leading practitioners.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Michel Deschamps awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montréal

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October 11, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Michel Deschamps


Montréal, October 11, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Michel Deschamps on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montréal at the Faculty of Law convocation ceremony last night. This prestigious distinction is awarded to those who have made an outstanding contribution to their disciplines and their communities. Mr. Deschamps graduated from the University of Montréal at the Faculty of Law in 1969 and has remained involved with his alma matter since 1972, teaching banking law.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s "dynamic and highly responsive" team is lauded in inaugural Legal 500 Canada

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October 10, 2013


Toronto, October 10, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that in its inaugural 2014 edition, The Legal 500 Canada recognized the firm as having exceptional expertise in all 17 of the researched practice areas, named 27 of the firm’s lawyers as leading practitioners, and made special mentions of 31 other highly recommended lawyers.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Miranda Lam is named among Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40

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October 9, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Miranda Lam


Toronto, October 9, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Business in Vancouver has named its partner Miranda Lam among British Columbia’s Forty Under 40 for 2013. The annual award recognizes young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in British Columbia who have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution.

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The former premier of Québec, Jean Charest, pays tribute to Paul Desmarais

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October 9, 2013


Montréal, October 9, 2013 — The former premier of Québec Jean Charest, his wife Michèle Dionne, and his family wish to express their deepest condolences to the wife of Paul Desmarais Sr., Jacqueline Desmarais, and her family.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Dominic Thérien rejoins the firm following a two-year Competition Bureau assignment

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October 8, 2013

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Dominic Thérien


Montreal, October 8, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that partner Dominic Thérien has rejoined the firm’s Competition Group following a two-year assignment at the Competition Bureau of Canada. As Assistant Deputy Commissioner for the Québec and Atlantic regions, Mr. Thérien oversaw the Bureau’s criminal investigations into conspiracies and bid-rigging. He also oversaw investigations into deceptive advertising under the civil and criminal provisions of the Competition Act.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners honoured at 25th annual Turnaround Management Association Conference

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October 7, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

James Farley
Kevin P. McElcheran


Toronto, October 7, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that partners James Farley and Kevin McElcheran were recognized at the 25th Annual Turnaround Management Association Conference held in Washington, D.C.
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Le Point : Natural Resources conducts a feature- interview with Pierre Renaud on sustainable development for Québec companies

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October 4, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Pierre Renaud


Montreal, October 4, 2013 — Pierre Renaud, Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, gives an interview on issues related to sustainable development to Le Point : Natural Resources magazine — Volume 1, number 4, September 2013.

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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized in Chambers Latin America 2014

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October 3, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard B. Miner
Roger Taplin


Toronto, October 3, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in Chambers Latin America: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, Mining Group partner Richard Miner and co-head Roger Taplin were ranked as leading practitioners in Projects: Mining.
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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new energy partner Tina Blázquez-López to its London office

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October 2, 2013

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Tina Blazquez Lopez


Toronto, October 2, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Tina Blázquez-López has joined the firm as a partner in London. Ms. Blázquez-López has significant international project experience, adding strength to McCarthy Tétrault’s projects team. Her addition also reinforces the firm’s strategy to expand its services for clients involved with energy, mining and infrastructure projects — particularly those in emerging markets globally.

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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its projects practice with the addition of Christopher Langdon

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October 1, 2013

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Christopher Langdon


Toronto, October 1st, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Christopher Langdon has joined the firm as a partner in Toronto. Mr. Langdon’s practice is focused on McCarthy Tétrault’s current growth areas of mining, oil & gas and energy and infrastructure projects. He will also provide senior finance support to the firm’s London office.

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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2013

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September 30, 2013

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Robert J. Brant
Richard Temple


Toronto, September 30, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 United Kingdom, the firm was named both as a top-tier Canadian firm in London, and as a leading firm in the category of Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas. Also recognized were partners Richard Temple and Robert Brant as leaders in the oil & gas sector.
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McCarthy Tétrault is named Canada’s Tax Firm of the Year

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September 27, 2013


Toronto, September 27, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it was named Canada Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review at the Americas Tax Awards gala in New York last night.

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McCarthy Tétrault launches Consumer & Retail Advisor blog

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September 25, 2013


Toronto, September 25, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the launch of its tenth blog, Consumer & Retail Advisor. The blog provides the firm’s insights and best practices on a range of business and legal developments affecting Canada’s retail and consumer products sectors. It will also discuss industry trends, product issues and other topics of interest to retailers, consumer products companies and individual consumers alike.
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McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Lexpert Zenith award winners Kim Thomassin and Kirby Chown

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September 25, 2013

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Kim Thomassin


Toronto, September 25, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault's Québec Region, was honoured as a Lexpert Zenith award winner last night. The firm is also pleased that Kirby Chown, former Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault's Ontario Region, was a recipient. This year, the Zenith awards recognized women lawyers who have shown leadership in their organizations, with their clients and in their communities, and who have been role models for other women in the profession.

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McCarthy Tétrault launches securities regulatory blog

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September 18, 2013


Toronto, September 18, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the launch of Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, a blog that reports on recent Canadian securities regulatory developments, and provides timely insight on the impact of these developments on our financial services clients.

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McCarthy Tétrault COO Tracie Crook named among "Women Worth Watching in 2014"

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September 16, 2013


Toronto, September 16, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Tracie Crook, Chief Operating Officer, on being named among the "Women Worth Watching in 2014" by Profiles Diversity Journal. Ms. Crook has been recognized for her outstanding achievements, initiative and leadership. She joins other executives from across North America who have been nominated by their peers.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers publish new edition of Canadian and International Copyright Law Casebook

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September 16, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Steven Mason
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, September 16, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that partners Barry Sookman and Steven Mason, alongside Carys Craig, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, have released the second edition of Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, published by Carswell.

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McCarthy Tétrault is Canada’s leading advisor on clean energy transactions

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September 12, 2013


Toronto, September 12, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that for the second year running, it topped Clean Energy Pipeline’s annual Canadian league tables. The tables measure the full range of clean energy transactions: advanced materials and technologies; biofuels; biomass; clean coal; energy efficiency; geothermal; hydro; hydrogen generation; microgeneration; solar; and wind.

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McCarthy Tétrault launches national real property law blog

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September 12, 2013


Toronto, September 12, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of its ninth blog, The Lay of the Land. The blog offers the firm’s latest news about Canada’s real estate sector and provides insights into various business activities and developments, including acquisitions, dispositions, municipal matters, real property assessment, taxation, infrastructure, leasing, financing and development.
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McCarthy Tétrault is among North America’s most feared litigation firms, according to BTI Consulting

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September 10, 2013


Toronto, September 10, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the firm has been identified as one of BTI Consulting Group’s "Most Feared Litigation Firms", a list of North American law firms that companies indicated they would least like to see as lead opposing counsel in a litigation case.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner John Boscariol appointed to lead ABA Division

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September 6, 2013

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John W. Boscariol


Toronto, September 6, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner John Boscariol, head of the firm’s International Trade & Investment Law Group, on his recent appointment with the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. Mr. Boscariol will be serving as Chair of the Public International Law Division overseeing Committees of international interest, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, corporate social responsibility, human rights and refugee law.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers named 2013 Leading Infrastructure Lawyers by Lexpert

Toronto, September 3, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Lexpert has named nine of its partners "Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers" in Lexpert’s September 2013 Special Edition, a guide to the leading law firms and infrastructure practitioners in Canada. Lawyers profiled in the Special Edition were identified by Lexpert as having contributed effectively to the public-private partnership (P3) model and who will contribute to the model’s, and clients’, future success.
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McCarthy Tétrault is named one of the world’s top 100 law firms

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August 26, 2013


Toronto, August 26, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm and 78 of its lawyers are named in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Legal 100, an assessment by Law Business Research that identifies the world's top 100 law firms and their outstanding legal talent. McCarthy Tétrault’s recognized lawyers appear in 25 practice areas, with particularly strong showings in M&A, mining, commercial litigation, capital markets, competition and real estate.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners are appointed to lead ABA subcommittee

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August 23, 2013

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Christopher Hubbard
Elder C. Marques


Toronto, August 23, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partners Christopher Hubbard and Elder Marques on their appointments with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business and Corporate Litigation Subcommittee on Class and Derivative Actions. In their three-year appointments, Mr. Hubbard will serve as Co-Chair and Mr. Marques will serve as Co-Vice Chair, organizing legal education for ABA members and providing practitioners, judges and corporate counsel with a forum to discuss emerging issues in class actions in the United States and Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault General Counsel Malcolm Mercer wins CBA 2013 Louis St. Laurent Award

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August 19, 2013

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Malcolm M. Mercer


Toronto, August 19, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its General Counsel Malcolm Mercer has received the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2013 Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence. The award recognizes distinguished and exceptional service to the goals and objectives of the CBA, and is named in memory of Louis St-Laurent, a former Prime Minister of Canada and CBA President.
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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers named Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in Canada

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August 15, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

François Amyot
Marc-André Blanchard
Leonard T. Doust
J. Robert Doyle
Byran Gibson
David A.N. Lever
Charles S. Morgan
Kieth Mullback
D. James Papadimitriou
David E. Platts
Simon V. Potter
Madeleine Renaud
Rosemarie Wertschek


Toronto, August 13, 2013 — For over 25 years, Best Lawyers in Canada has compiled its list of outstanding lawyers and this year, McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to have 13 lawyers recognized as "Lawyer of the year" in the 2014 edition.

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McCarthy Tétrault grows its energy team with unrivalled expertise

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August 14, 2013

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Tom Cotter
Mark Franko
James Pasieka


Calgary, August 14, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the addition of partners Jim Pasieka, Tom Cotter and Mark Franko, who have joined the firm’s Calgary office as part of its strategic growth to better serve the energy sector, nationally and internationally.
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McCarthy Tétrault CEO recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers

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August 7, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


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Merck wins C$180 million award against Apotex for patent infringement

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July 24, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Natacha Engel
Steven Mason
Andrew J. Reddon
David Tait


Toronto, July 24, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted that Merck succeeded in recovering more than C$180 million in damages and interest for Apotex’s infringement of Merck’s Canadian lovastatin patent, in Merck & Co. Inc. and Merck Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. et al. [2013] FC 751.
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McCarthy Tétrault launches national energy blog

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July 4, 2013


Toronto, July 4, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the launch of its seventh blog, Canadian Energy Perspectives. The blog offers the firm’s views on developments in Canada's power, electricity, and oil and gas sectors, and on other energy services across the country. It provides tactical and timely updates related to developing, structuring, financing and operating successful energy projects, and comments on a variety of domestic and international legal and business issues. The blog’s content scope reaches across Canada and covers a wide range of topics — from energy project development and finance through to completion and operation.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Robert-Jean Chénier is named Advocatus Emeritus

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June 27, 2013

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Robert-Jean Chénier


Montréal, June 27, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the Québec Bar has presented the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus to Robert-Jean Chénier, lead partner of the firm’s medical law practice in the Québec region, in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements.

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Announcing the 2013 Catalyst Canada Honourees
McCarthy Tétrault Chair and CEO Named Company/Firm Leader Champion

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June 25, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Toronto, June 25, 2013 — As a sign of the growing prestige of the Catalyst Canada Honours, which is now in its fourth year, Catalyst Canada has awarded its highest honour to a record number of Canadian business leaders for championship of women in their organizations, industries, and communities.
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McCarthy Tétrault advises on E-L Financial's sale of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company

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June 12, 2013

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Jake Irwin
Andrew Parker
David Randell


Toronto, June 12, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it is representing E-L Financial Corporation Limited (TSX: ELF) in its pending C$1.125 billion sale of its subsidiary, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, to The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV).
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McCarthy Tétrault receives sixth consecutive United Way "Thanks A Million" Award to recognize raising over $1 million in 2012

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June 11, 2013


Toronto, June 11, 2013 — For the sixth consecutive year, McCarthy Tétrault has been recognized with a "Thanks A Million" Award from United Way of Canada, the charitable organization’s top honour.
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McCarthy Tétrault boosts its energy regulatory team with the addition of Gordon Nettleton

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June 11, 2013

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Gordon M. Nettleton


Toronto, June 11, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that as part of its strategic growth nationally, energy regulatory lawyer Gordon Nettleton has joined the firm’s energy group as a partner. Mr. Nettleton’s presence in Calgary and his focus on energy regulatory matters reinforce the firm’s well-known national bench strength in energy, power and infrastructure projects.
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McCarthy Tétrault is lauded as Canada’s best law firm for women

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June 6, 2013


Toronto, June 6 , 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Legal Media Group has awarded the firm Best Law Firm for Women in Canada, as well as four other distinctions for its successes in diversity initiatives.
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McCarthy Tétrault has one of Canada’s most innovative patent teams

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June 4, 2013

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Alfred A. Macchione
Steven Mason
Andrew J. Reddon
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, June 4, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it is identified as having one of Canada’s top patent practices in the 2013 edition of IAM Patent 1000, published by Intellectual Asset Management.
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McCarthy Tétrault COO Tracie Crook to be a Lean In Circle Champion

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June 3, 2013


Toronto, June 3, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Tracie Crook, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of MT Services, will be one of 60 Lean In Circle Champions in Sheryl Sandberg’s new Lean In Circle program as well as regional Canadian Chair on the Young Presidents Organization’s (YPO) Women’s International Network (WIN) Executive Committee. An extension of Sandberg’s bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, the Lean In Circles program will encourage women to realize their career goals and "lean into their ambitions" with the support of peer and mentor communities. YPO WIN has partnered with LeanIn.org to support the launch of the Lean In Circles this month.
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McCarthy Tétrault is named a leading advisor to the oil and gas sector

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May 30, 2013


Toronto, May 30, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it topped the Financial Post’s Legal Post Oil & Gas League Tables for year-end 2012, which measured the full range of activity in the sector in Canada: integrated; exploration and production; refining and marketing; and storage and transportation.
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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers receive IPEBLA Tony Thurnham Award

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May 27, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Mark Firman
Gregory Winfield


Toronto, May 27, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that at the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association’s (IPEBLA) conference in Rome last night, its lawyers Greg Winfield and Mark Firman received the 2013 Tony Thurnham Award in recognition of their article, "Canadian Employee Life and Health Trusts."
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McCarthy Tétrault joins the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network

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May 22, 2013

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Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, May 22, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is pleased to announce that Lisa Vogt, Partner and Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, has signed the Statement of Principles of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), as part of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal community.
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McCarthy Tétrault expands its Labour & Employment Group in Calgary

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May 13, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Will Cascadden
Dylan R. Snowdon
Shana Wolch


Toronto, May 13, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the addition of three lawyers to its Labour & Employment Group in Calgary: partners Shana Wolch and Will Cascadden, and associate Dylan Snowdon.
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McCarthy Tétrault to receive BCCLA Liberty Award for Excellence

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May 10, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Michael Feder


Toronto, May 10, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that on June 12, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) will honour the firm with the 2013 Liberty Award for Excellence in Legal Advocacy — Firm. The award recognizes the exceptional contributions made by partner Michael Feder and others in McCarthy Tétrault’s Vancouver office. Their involvements with the BCCLA include pro bono representation before all levels of court in matters relating to human rights and freedoms.
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McCarthy Tétrault launches Ontario employment blog

DATE

May 1, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Daniel Pugen


Toronto, May 1, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of its sixth blog, Ontario Employer Advisor.
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McCarthy Tétrault Authors Cross-Border Class Actions Chapter in ABA Annual Review

DATE

April 24, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Anthony M.C. Alexander
Christopher Hubbard
Elder C. Marques


Toronto, April 24, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that three of its litigators authored the "Cross-Border and Multi-Jurisdiction Class Actions – A Canadian Perspective" chapter in the American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Fabrice Rué

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April 12, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Fabrice Rué


Toronto, April 12, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Fabrice Rué has joined the firm as a correspondent lawyer based in Paris and with a focus on African projects work.
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McCarthy Tétrault is an advisor on two awarded renewable energy project financings

Toronto, March 28, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that two transactions on which it advised during 2012 were named among Project Finance’s Deals of the Year.

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McCarthy Tétrault is named Canada’s best firm

DATE

March 22, 2013


Toronto, March 22, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it has been recognized by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) with two awards for its work in the Americas region during 2012.
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McCarthy Tétrault is honoured with two Managing IP North America Awards

DATE

March 20, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, March 20, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with two 2013 North America Awards in recognition of its exceptional achievements in intellectual property. Presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Managing IP at a gala last night in Washington, DC.
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McCarthy Tétrault is named a top technology advisor in Backbone

DATE

March 6, 2013


Toronto, March 6 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in its 2013 Backbone200 list, Backbone names the firm as one of Canada’s top legal advisors to the technology sector.
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McCarthy Tétrault releases first edition of 2013 Canada Tax Service Quick Reference Guide

DATE

March 5, 2013


Toronto, March 5, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it has published the first edition of its 2013 Canada Tax Service Quick Reference Guide.
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McCarthy Tétrault releases third annual Mining in the Courts

DATE

March 4, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David I.W. Hamer
Nicholas Hughes


Toronto, March 4, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the third edition of its annual publication Mining in the Courts, Year in Review. Published by the firm’s Global Mining Litigation Group, the book provides an overview of recent legal developments affecting the mining industry in 2012.
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McCarthy Tétrault is honoured with four Lexology Client Choice Awards

DATE

February 28, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert P. Metcalfe
Earl Phillips
Roger Taplin


Toronto, February 28, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that at a gala in London, U.K. last night, Lexology honoured the firm and three of its partners with 2013 Client Choice Awards.
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McCarthy Tétrault supports Calgary gala honouring Canada’s most powerful women

DATE

February 26, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barbara J. Boake
Gabrielle M.R. Richards
Catherine M. Samuel
Godyne N.L. Sibay
Kim Thomassin
Elizabeth Vogt


Calgary, February 26, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault will once again demonstrate its support for women in business as a co-presenting sponsor of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Summit and Awards Gala Calgary. The event will take place on February 28 at the Westin Calgary.
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McCarthy Tétrault partners with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam to host Government of Vietnam PPP Study Mission to Canada

DATE

February 22, 2013


Toronto, February 22, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce its participation in the Government of Vietnam Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Study Mission to Canada led by the Ministry of Planning & Investment of Vietnam (MPI).
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McCarthy Tétrault one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

DATE

February 19, 2013


Toronto, February 19, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This honour underscores the firm’s efforts in developing diversity focused programs, policies and initiatives which are recognized as among the very best of Canadian employers.
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McCarthy Tétrault boosts its Calgary office with the addition of Peter Birkness

DATE

February 7, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Peter Birkness


Toronto, February 7, 2012 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that on March 4, Peter Birkness will join the firm’s Financial Services Group as a partner in Calgary. Mr. Birkness will join the Calgary office’s financial services partners Daniel Sears and Ira Cooper.
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McCarthy Tétrault first Canadian law firm to appoint Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer

DATE

February 6, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, February 6, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Vogt to the newly established role of Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer (CDO). A member of the firm’s diversity team since 2005, Vogt has served as chair for the past four years. McCarthy Tétrault is the first Canadian law firm to appoint a CDO.
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Le Point : Natural Resources conducts an exclusive interview with Pierre Renaud on issues related to governance and sustainable development at the BAPE

DATE

February 1, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Pierre Renaud


Montreal, February 1, 2013 — Pierre Renaud,Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, gives an exclusive interview on his experience as ex-president of the BAPE and the BAPE’S achievements on governance and sustainable development during his tenure to Le Point : Natural Resources magazine — Volume 1, number 3, February 2013.
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McCarthy Tétrault gift creates business law internships for Osgoode Hall students

DATE

January 30, 2013


Toronto, January 30, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it will provide $150,000 to create the McCarthy Tétrault Business Law Internship, a new program for Juris Doctor (JD) students at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School who are looking for hands-on business law experience.
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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes 15 new partners

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January 29, 2013


Toronto, January 29, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that 15 of the firm's lawyers have been invited to join its partnership as equity and income partners. Their admission to partnership is in recognition of their outstanding advice and service to the firm’s clients.
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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Pierre Renaud

DATE

January 28, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Pierre Renaud


Montréal, January 28, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Mr. Pierre Renaud, president of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) from 2007 to 2012, and a seasoned specialist in Québec's environmental and sustainable development sector, has joined the firm's Business Law Group as Counsel and head of the Environmental Law Group in the Québec region.
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McCarthy Tétrault proudly welcomes Jean Charest

DATE

January 10, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Jean Charest


Montréal, January 10, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is honoured to announce that Mr. Jean Charest, Premier of Québec from 2003 to 2012 and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, has joined the firm as a Partner in its Business Law Group. Mr. Charest, who will be based in Montréal, brings invaluable expertise to the firm’s clients with his in-depth knowledge and experience with public policy, corporate Canada and international matters.
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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers collaborate on new edition of intellectual property case law book

DATE

January 9, 2013


Toronto, January 9, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that its partners Barry Sookman, Steven Mason and Daniel Glover have released the 2013 edition of Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary, published by Carswell.
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McCarthy Tétrault advises on Lexpert’s top deals and cases of 2012

DATE

January 8, 2013


Toronto, January 8, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce it advised on seven of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2012. In what Lexpert has coined "the year of the regulator", McCarthy Tétrault advised on Lexpert’s top three deals.
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Constitutional Law, 4th Edition

DATE

January 1, 2013

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Byron Shaw


The fourth edition of Constitutional Law represents a significant update of the third edition, published in 2006. During this period, the Supreme Court of Canada has continued to develop the jurisprudence in all areas of constitutional law, particularly the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as the law as it relates to federalism and Aboriginal rights. The book includes the complete text of the Canadian Constitution, including explanatory footnotes as consolidated by the federal Department of Justice.
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