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2014 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2015

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December 8, 2014


Toronto, December 8, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that it has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2015. This esteemed designation recognizes employers in Greater Toronto that lead their industries with progressive programs and provide remarkable workplaces. Earlier this year, the firm was also selected as one of Canada’s 2015 Top 100 Employers, for the third consecutive year.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Gabrielle Richards elected to lead The Canadian Tax Foundation

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December 5, 2014

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Gabrielle M.R. Richards


Toronto, December 5, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Gabrielle Richards, partner in the firm’s Tax Group, on her recent election as chair of the Board of Governors of The Canadian Tax Foundation. Ms. Richards was previously the vice-chair of the Board of Governors and the chair of the Foundation's Executive Committee.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Stephanie Willson receives PDC’s 2014 Richard Pearson Award

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December 4, 2014

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Stephanie N. Willson


Toronto, December 4, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Stephanie Willson, the firm’s Chief Professional Resources Officer, who was awarded the inaugural Richard Pearson Award by the Professional Development Consortium (PDC). Ms. Willson was presented with the award last night in Washington, D.C. at the PDC Winter Meeting.

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Financial Times honours McCarthy Tétrault with two innovation awards
Firm named most innovative in Canada and second most innovative in North America at the FT Innovative Lawyers North America Awards

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December 4, 2014


Toronto, December 4, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it won the FT Award for Outstanding Innovation in Canada and was recognized as the second most innovative law firm in North America in the Business of Law category.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigators featured in Lexpert’s Special Edition

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November 28, 2014


Toronto, November 28, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that 16 of its litigators have been recognized as leading litigators in their field in Lexpert’s 2014 Report on Business Litigation Special Edition.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Awanish Sinha receives 2014 SABA Legal Excellence Award

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November 25, 2014

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Awanish Sinha


Toronto, November 25, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that partner Awanish Sinha will be awarded the 2014 South Asian Bar Association (SABA) Legal Excellence Award for his professional achievements and contribution to the profession. Mr. Sinha will receive the honour at the SABA Legal Awards gala in Toronto on Thursday evening, which will include an address by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau. The awards celebrate leadership, excellence and diversity within the South Asian legal community.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners Matthew Cumming and Philippe Fortier named 2014 Lexpert Rising Stars

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November 21, 2014

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Matthew Cumming
Philippe Fortier


Toronto, November 21, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its partners Matthew Cumming and Philippe Fortier were named Rising Stars at Lexpert’s 2014 gala last night. The annual awards honour Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. Nominees from laws firms, in-house teams and government are eligible and winners are selected by an independent Lexpert Advisory Board.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Emily MacKinnon receives UBC’s 2014 Young Alumnus Award

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November 20, 2014

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Emily MacKinnon


Vancouver, November 20, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that associate Emily MacKinnon was recognized by the University of British Columbia (UBC) with the 2014 Young Alumnus Award during their Achievement Awards gala. Ms. MacKinnon was honoured as “a young alumnus whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership to students and other young alumni.”

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McCarthy Tétrault tops corporate finance league tables for Q3 2014

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November 17, 2014


Toronto, November 17, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it topped the Financial Post’s Legal Post corporate finance league tables for Q3, 2014, which measured debt and equity financing activity in Canada during the quarter.

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McCarthy Tétrault recognized as a top technology advisor by Backbone

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November 17, 2014


Toronto, November 17, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s top legal advisors to the technology sector in Backbone Magazine’s 2014 Backbone200 list.
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McCarthy Tétrault leads precedent-setting Supreme Court of Canada case in Canadian contract law

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November 13, 2014


Toronto, November 13, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it successfully argued a precedent-setting judgment in Canadian contract law. This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released a judgment in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, recognizing that there is a general duty of good faith in contracts throughout Canada for the first time.

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Kim Thomassin appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

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November 11, 2014

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Kim Thomassin


Montréal, November 11, 2014. — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has appointed Kim Thomassin as Chair of its Board of Directors for 2014-2015. Ms. Thomassin, Managing Partner of McCarthy Tétrault’s Québec Region, served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the past year.

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Pierre Renaud, counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, receives Pierre Lachance tribute award

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November 11, 2014

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Pierre Renaud


Montreal, November 11, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Pierre Renaud, counsel in the firm's Business Law Group and head of the Environmental Law Group for the Québec region, received the Pierre Lachance tribute award last night at the fifth edition of the Envirolys Gala, organized by the Québec's council of environmental technology companies (Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec/CETEQ).

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McCarthy Tétrault’s “dedicated and business-oriented” team recognized in Legal 500 Canada 2015

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November 5, 2014


Toronto, November 5, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 Canada’s 2015 edition has recognized the firm for its exceptional expertise, with 25 of its lawyers being named “leading practitioners”, and several others receiving special mentions as highly recommended lawyers.

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McCarthy Tétrault among the Top 100 Employers of Canada

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November 4, 2014


Toronto, November 4, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s 2015 Top 100 Employers for a third consecutive year. As one of Canada’s most esteemed business awards, the program recognizes employers that lead their industries and improve the employment landscape by providing remarkable workplaces
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Leading Energy Lawyers highlighted in Lexpert’s 2014 Special Edition

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October 31, 2014


Toronto, October 31, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that 19 of its energy lawyers were recognized as leaders in their field in the Lexpert’s 2014 Special Edition on Energy. The edition profiles lawyers who have substantially contributed to the energy sector and have enhanced their clients’ success through their innovative solutions and practical counsel. The listed McCarthy Tétrault “Leading Energy Lawyers” include:

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McCarthy Tétrault’s impressive listing in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014

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October 22, 2014


Toronto, October 22, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 74 of the firm’s lawyers were featured 89 times across 26 of the publication’s 35 researched practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault recognized in IFLR 1000’s 2015 edition

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October 17, 2014


Toronto, October 17, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that 30 of its lawyers were recognized as ‘leading practitioners’ across multiple practice areas in the 2015 edition of IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. In addition, the firm received the most number of rankings and was in the top two tiers of all of the publication’s six researched practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Randy Bauslaugh authors report on improving access to target benefit pension plans

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October 15, 2014

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Randy Bauslaugh


Toronto, October 15, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Randy Bauslaugh, national head of the firm’s Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, has authored the report Target Benefit Plans: Improving Access for Federally Regulated Employees. Published by C.D. Howe Institute, this report comments on how to kick-start target benefit pension plans (TBPs) for Federally Regulated Employees.
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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized in Chambers Latin America 2015

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October 8, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Frederico Marques
Richard B. Miner
Roger Taplin


Toronto, October 8, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that the 2015 edition of Chambers Latin America: Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the firm’s Mining Group as one of Canada’s leading practices. Additionally, Chambers Latin America noted partner and foreign legal consultant Frederico Marques, and partners Richard Miner and Roger Taplin as ‘leading practitioners’ for their expertise and experience in Latin America.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Marc MacMullin wins 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award

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October 3, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc J. MacMullin


Toronto, October 3, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is thrilled to announce that Marc MacMullin, partner and co-lead of the firm's Structured Finance Group, was honoured as a Lexpert Zenith Award winner at last night’s gala. This year’s awards celebrate leading lawyers whose demonstrated excellence and thought leadership during 2013–2014 helped to establish new standards for their respective areas of practice.

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McCarthy Tétrault – Main Partner of La Biennale de Montréal

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September 24, 2014


Montréal, September 24, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to be a Main Partner of BNLMTL 2014, an international contemporary art event. The 2014 edition of La Biennale de Montréal, whose theme is "L’avenir (looking forward)", will take place from October 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015, in collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

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McCarthy Tétrault wins Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year

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September 19, 2014


Toronto, September 19, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that International Tax Review awarded its Tax Group with the 2015 Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year at a gala last night in New York. The winning deal was the firm’s work with Desjardins Financial Group in their C$1.6 billion acquisition of State Farm Canada’s businesses in property, and casualty and life insurance, as well as its Canadian mutual fund, loan and living benefits companies.

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McCarthy Tétrault sole Canadian firm ranked among IJGlobal’s top Americas legal advisers

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September 18, 2014


Toronto, September 18, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is thrilled to announce that it was the only Canadian firm to be ranked as one of the top Americas legal advisers for the first half of the calendar year, in the inaugural edition of Infrastructure Journal Global’s (IJGlobal) Project Finance Review. The Americas deal tables compare firms from, the United States, South America, Latin America and Canada.

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Nicolas Cloutier joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group

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September 8, 2014

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Nicolas X. Cloutier


Montreal, September 8, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to welcome Nicolas Cloutier as partner in the firm’s Tax Group. With more than 15 years of experience in tax litigation and dispute resolution, Mr. Cloutier will provide insightful advice to the firm’s clients regarding their most critical business issues.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers named Leading Infrastructure Lawyers by Lexpert

Toronto, September 3, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Lexpert has named 12 of its lawyers as leaders in their field in Lexpert’s September 2014 Infrastructure Special Edition. Lawyers profiled in this Special Edition guide were identified as having substantially contributed to the public-private partnership (P3) model and having added to their clients’ success.

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McCarthy Tétrault counsel Shaun Finn authors new book on class actions in Québec

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August 27, 2014

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Shaun E. Finn


Montréal, August 27, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to congratulate Shaun Finn, counsel in the firm’s litigation group, on the publication of his book Class Actions in Québec: Notes for Non-Residents. Published by Carswell, this book is designed as an indispensable tool to shed greater light on class actions in Québec.
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McCarthy Tétrault practitioners are among the best lawyers

Toronto, August 25, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that 12 of its lawyers were recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for their abilities, professionalism and integrity in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. Selected annually via a peer-review survey, only one lawyer is identified for each practice area in the evaluated cities. This designation reflects the high level of respect these lawyers have earned among their peers.

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McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Malcolm Mercer on being listed among Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers

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August 5, 2014

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Malcolm M. Mercer


Toronto, August 5, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Malcolm Mercer, the firm’s General Counsel and partner in its Litigation Group, was recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Now in its fifth year, the list focuses on identifying Canadian lawyers who have been influential within the legal profession and society during the last 18 months

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Barry Sookman appointed one of five CIGI Advisory Committee experts

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August 1, 2014

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Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, August 1, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Barry Sookman who was selected as one of five Advisory Committee experts for the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) International Law Research Program.

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McCarthy Tétrault hosts its annual Student Diversity Conferences in Toronto and Vancouver

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July 30, 2014


Toronto, July 30, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault proudly hosted its Student Diversity Conferences in its Toronto and Vancouver offices throughout July. Each conference welcomed law students from diverse walks of life for candid dialogue about the visible and invisible forms of diversity.
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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its Oil & Gas practice with the addition of Michael Bennett

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July 28, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Michael J. Bennett


Calgary, July 28, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Michael Bennett has re-joined the firm’s Business Law Group as Partner in the Calgary office. His addition further bolsters a team already providing innovative solutions and a superior client experience.

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McCarthy Tétrault tops corporate finance league tables for Q2 2014

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July 24, 2014


Toronto, July 24, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it topped the Financial Post’s Legal post corporate finance league tables for Q2 2014, which measured debt and equity financing activity in Canada during the quarter.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners Sarit Batner and Marie-Josée Hogue named Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation

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July 23, 2014

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Sarit E. Batner
Marie-Josée Hogue


Toronto, July 23, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partners Sarit Batner and Marie-Josée Hogue on their inclusion in Benchmark Canada’s inaugural list of the Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation.
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McCarthy Tétrault Authors Cross-Border Class Actions Chapter in ABA’s Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2014

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July 15, 2014

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Anthony M.C. Alexander
Shaun E. Finn
Christopher Hubbard
Elder C. Marques
Michael J.P. O'Brien
Jill Yates


Toronto, July 15, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that four of its litigators authored the "Cross-Border and Multi-Jurisdiction Class Actions – A Canadian Perspective" chapter in the American Bar Association’s Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2014 Edition.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour & Employment Group expands with addition of Stéphane Duval and David Nachfolger

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July 14, 2014

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Stéphane Duval
David Nachfolger


Montréal, July 14, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Stéphane Duval and David Nachfolger have joined the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Montreal. Mr. Duval and Mr. Nachfolger bring extensive experience in corporate immigration law.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Simon Potter is named Lawyer Emeritus

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July 7, 2014

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Simon V. Potter


Montréal, July 7, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Simon Potter on being presented with the distinction of Lawyer Emeritus by the Québec Bar. The prestigious title is awarded to distinguished members of the Order in recognition of excellence in their careers, raising the profile of the profession, and influencing their social environment and community.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyer Marlon Hylton Seconded to Wortzmans

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July 2, 2014

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Marlon Hylton


Toronto, July 2, 2014 - Susan Wortzman, founder of Wortzmans, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP are pleased to announce that Marlon Hylton has joined Wortzmans for a 6 month secondment.
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Brenda Swick Authors “Public Procurement In Canada” in Thomson Reuter’s 2014 edition of Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide for Public Procurement

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July 2, 2014

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Brenda C. Swick


Toronto, July 2, 2014 — Brenda C. Swick, Co-Chair of McCarthy Tétrault's national Procurement Group, authors "Public Procurement in Canada: Overview", in Thomson Reuters's 2014/2015 edition of a Public Procurement Multi-jurisdictional Guide, published on June 1, 2014. The Guide provides a practical analysis of topical cross-border issues and country-specific guides on public procurement law and practice worldwide. The Guide is available here.

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McCarthy Tétrault hosts the Women’s Leadership Initiative recognizing top 100 women in real estate and development

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June 24, 2014


Toronto, June 24, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it hosted the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s (WLI) inaugural reception at its Toronto offices last Wednesday evening. Sponsored by the firm, the event brought together over 100 women leaders in real estate and development from the Greater Toronto Area to reveal the inaugural 2014 Championship Team.

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McCarthy Tétrault proud to support the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund

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June 20, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Clemens Mayr


Toronto, June 19, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates the Legal Leaders for Diversity and, in particular, Daniel Desjardins of Bombardier Inc. on the creation of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund to provide equal access to a legal education and to advance diversity in law faculties by offering annual scholarships to support disabled youth who are studying law in Canada.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers run from Montreal to Toronto in ambitious teamwork challenge

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June 16, 2014


Toronto, June 16, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates 29 of its lawyers, eight coaches and 15 volunteers who embarked on the ambitious challenge of running a relay from Montreal to Toronto over Father’s Day weekend. The relay was an exercise in team building, with $58,000 funds raised to date in support of Pour 3 Points, a Montreal-based organization which assists students in underprivileged neighbourhoods.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new partner James-Scott Lee

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June 12, 2014

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James-Scott Lee
Sean S. Smyth


Toronto, June 12, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome new partner James-Scott Lee to our Financial Services Group in Calgary. Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on corporate and project financing, with a particular concentration on the oil and gas, energy services, real estate, equipment finance and renewable energy industries.
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McCarthy Tétrault partners Alfred Macchione and Barry Sookman named IP Stars

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June 10, 2014


Toronto, June 10, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that partners Alfred Macchione and Barry Sookman were recognized as "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property in the 2014 edition of its Trade Mark & Copyright Handbook.
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McCarthy Tétrault is recognized for its work in the advancement of women

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June 6, 2014


 Toronto, June 6, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, Legal Media Group has awarded the firm the following distinctions:
  • Best Gender Diversity Initiative by a National Law Firm in North America, in recognition of the firm’s range of initiatives designed to assist women lawyers in their professional development
  • Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance in North America, honouring the firm’s support of flexible hours, parental leave policies and childcare support
  • Best National Firm for Women in Business Law in North America, paying tribute to the firm’s collaborative, inclusive approach to the delivery of legal services
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Lisa Vogt named Woman of Distinction

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June 5, 2014

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Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, June 5, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Lisa Vogt, who was recognized by the YMCA Metro Vancouver with a 2014 Women of Distinction Award. Ms. Vogt, the firm’s Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, former head of its Real Property & Planning Group and former BC Region’s regional managing partner, was honoured at a ceremony on Wednesday evening in Vancouver.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Randy Bauslaugh inducted into the CPBI Hall of Fame

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June 3, 2014

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Randy Bauslaugh


Toronto, June 2, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Randy Bauslaugh, national head of the firm’s Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, was added to the prestigious Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI) Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts. Created in 2011, the Hall of Fame recognizes members who have made a lasting impact on the CPBI.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s business law practice recognized in Lexpert corporate guide

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May 30, 2014


Toronto, May 30, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that 25 of its lawyers are recommended in the 2014 Lexpert / Report on Business: Corporate Special Edition. Distributed with The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, the guide highlights legal experts serving the business community.
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Eleonore Derome, an associate with McCarthy Tétrault, receives the Prix Relève d’Excellence from Le Réseau HEC Montréal

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May 16, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Eleonore Derome


Montréal, May 16, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Eleonore Derome, an associate in its Business Law Group in Montréal, received the Prix Relève d’Excellence in the "Consulting Services" category last night.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s client service lauded by Who’s Who Legal 100

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May 15, 2014


Toronto, May 15, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that the firm and 61 of its lawyers have been ranked in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Legal 100. This third annual edition is an extensive analysis of top law firms globally. McCarthy Tétrault’s lawyers are recognized in 25 of the researched practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault is named Canada’s leading advisor to underwriters

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May 12, 2014


Toronto, May 12, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it was named Canada’s leading firm in two categories of the Financial Post’s Q1 2014 corporate finance league tables.

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Chloé Fleurant, a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault, receives Montréal Arts-Business Award

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May 12, 2014

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Chloé Fleurant


Montréal, May 12, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Chloé Fleurant, a lawyer with the firm’s Litigation Group in Montréal, has received a Montréal Arts-Business Award in the "Business Volunteer" category.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Miranda Lam is named a Rising Star

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May 9, 2014

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Miranda Lam


Toronto, May 9, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the Association of Women in Finance (AWF) named partner Miranda Lam as a Rising Star at its 17th annual PEAK awards gala last night. The awards are in recognition of outstanding contributions and excellence by women in the field of finance.

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McCarthy Tétrault releases four new editions of communications law and policy handbooks

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May 1, 2014


Toronto, May 1, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of four updated handbooks on communications law and policy. Prepared by lawyers in the firm’s Technology & Communications Group, the handbooks are designed to be an indispensable reference tool for broadcasting and telecommunications industry professionals and others interested in regulation. The handbooks are the standard industry references in the communications field in Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property & Planning Group welcomes new partner, James Klein

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April 28, 2014

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James Klein


Toronto, April 28, 2014McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that James Klein has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner in the Real Property & Planning Group. Mr. Klein’s practice incorporates all aspects of commercial real estate, energy and public private partnership transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development, construction, merger and acquisition transactions and securities offerings.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Adam Taylor to Business Law Group

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April 22, 2014

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Adam Taylor


Toronto, April 22 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Adam Taylor, a leader in the areas of corporate finance, M&A and divestitures, has joined the firm’s Business Law Group as partner in the Toronto office. Mr. Taylor’s broad experience spans a number of business sectors which include mining and natural resources, as well as technology, media and entertainment.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner Donald Bisson appointed to the Superior Court of Québec

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April 22, 2014

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Donald Bisson


Montréal, April 22, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Donald Bisson has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Québec. His swearing-in ceremony will be held on May 27 at Montréal’s Palais de Justice.

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McCarthy Tétrault counsel Martine St-Louis appointed a Federal Court judge

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April 22, 2014

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Martine St-Louis


Montréal, April 22, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Martine St-Louis has been appointed a Judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa. Her swearing-in ceremony will be held within the next few weeks.

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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its Vancouver office with addition of Paul Cassidy, Debra Finlay and Monika Sawicka

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April 9, 2014

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Paul R. Cassidy
Debra J. Finlay
Monika A. Sawicka


Toronto, April 9 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the arrival of two new partners in the firm’s Vancouver Office, Paul Cassidy and Debra Finlay and associate Monika Sawicka. The addition of these lawyers will complement and strengthen McCarthy Tétrault’s efforts in projects, environmental, energy, outsourcing and-complex commercial matters, allowing the firm to better serve its clients across Canada.

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Doing Business in Canada 2014

DATE

April 1, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Suzanne V. Murphy


Toronto, April 1, 2014 Insightful commentary. Timely information. Firm-wide expertise. That's precisely the type of content you'll find in this year's edition of Doing Business in Canada — making this guide an invaluable resource for anyone who is thinking about establishing or acquiring a business in Canada.

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McCarthy Tétrault lawyers recognized with Lexology Client Choice Awards

DATE

April 1, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert P. Metcalfe
Roger Taplin


Toronto, April 1, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its partners Robert Metcalfe and Roger Taplin were honoured with Lexology Client Choice Awards, in recognition of the real value they add to clients’ businesses, above and beyond other players in the market. They are identified for being exceptional in providing clients quality legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.

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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its Franchise & Distribution Group with the addition of Helen Fotinos

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April 1, 2014

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Helen Fotinos


Toronto, April 1, 2014 — Signaling McCarthy Tétrault’s expanding presence in the franchise marketplace, the firm is proud to announce the arrival of Helen Fotinos as Partner in the Toronto office. The continuing growth of the Franchise & Distribution Group is a significant advantage for McCarthy Tétrault’s franchise clients who have recently navigated a recovering yet uncertain economy while operating in an increasingly competitive, dynamic and global market.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s patent litigators honoured once again by Managing IP as best in Canada

DATE

March 26, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Steven Mason
Andrew J. Reddon


Toronto, March 26, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that at a gala in Washington, DC last night, Euromoney’s Managing IP honoured the firm with the national 2014 Patent Contentious award for Canada. This is McCarthy Tétrault’s second consecutive year to receive this prestigious recognition of its outstanding work for clients in their patent disputes in 2013.

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McCarthy Tétrault advises on award-winning project finance deal

DATE

March 17, 2014


Toronto, March 14, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that at a gala in New York last Thursday, the firm was honoured with Project Finance’s 2013 North American Single Asset Deal of the Year award, in recognition of its work on Goreway Power Station’s July 2013 C$832 million refinancing of its credit facilities. McCarthy Tétrault represented Goreway Station Partnership as the borrower with a finance team led by Lynn Parsons and an energy team led by Suzanne Murphy. The other team members consisted of Pat McCay, Paul Galbraith and Kerri Lui.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Calgary office "moves to the top"

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March 17, 2014


Calgary, March 17, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the opening of its new Calgary office. To accommodate its growing team and better serve its clients, the firm now occupies the top four floors of its current building, the TD Canada Trust Tower, located at 421, 7th Avenue SW.

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McCarthy Tétrault joins Human Dignity Trust’s legal panel

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March 17, 2014


Toronto, March 17, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm has joined the Human Dignity Trust’s (HDT) legal panel to provide pro bono expertise to HDT-supported cases challenging the criminalization of homosexuality. McCarthy Tétrault, the only Canadian law firm on the panel, will advise on matters related to Canadian law, particularly constitutional law. Other panel members include international law firms, and human rights and public interest law firms.

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McCarthy Tétrault hosts inaugural class action student moot

DATE

March 10, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Dana M. Peebles
Caroline Zayid


Toronto, March 10, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is pleased to have hosted the inaugural Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot at its Toronto office on March 8, 2014. The tournament brought together teams from McGill University, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School to debate a certification motion featuring current issues in Canadian class actions law. This Moot is the first edition of what will be an annual opportunity for top students from Canadian law schools to showcase their advocacy skills in class action law.

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McCarthy Tétrault files brief in U.S. Supreme Court

DATE

March 5, 2014


Toronto, March 5, 2014 — On March 3, McCarthy Tétrault partner Steven Mason filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in the high profile Aereo case in support of the broadcasters and studio appellants who are challenging Aereo’s business model of re-transmitting TV broadcasts over the Internet without paying retransmission royalties. The brief argues that the international, bi-lateral and multilateral treaties the United States agreed to requires U.S. courts to provide a broad technologically neutral right of communication to the public that would fully cover Aereo's service.

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McCarthy Tétrault partners named LMG Life Science Stars

DATE

March 4, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Darryl A. Cruz
David Frost
Philippe Leclerc
Andrew J. Reddon


Toronto, March 4, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that in the 2013 edition of LMG Life Sciences, the firm received the highest ranking of Highly Recommended in the Intellectual Property: Contentious and Finance & Transactional categories.
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McCarthy Tétrault releases fourth annual Mining in the Courts

DATE

March 3, 2014


Toronto, March 3, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the fourth edition of its annual publication Mining in the Courts, Year in Review. Published by the firm’s Global Mining Litigation Group, the publication provides an overview of recent legal developments and key Canadian case law affecting the mining industry in 2013.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Pierre Langlois, foremost authority in mining law

DATE

March 3, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Pierre Langlois
Jan-Martin LeBlanc


Montréal, March 3, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Pierre Langlois, a leading practitioner in the areas of mining, natural resources, energy and the environment, has joined the firm’s Business Law Group as counsel. Jan-Martin LeBlanc has also joined the group.

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McCarthy Tétrault congratulates its Canadian Dealmaker award-winning clients

DATE

February 28, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Douglas Cannon
Frédéric Cotnoir
Sony Gill
Robert O. Hansen
Clemens Mayr
James Pasieka
Joel M. Scoler


Toronto, February 28, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that at the 2014 Canadian Dealmakers gala last night in Toronto, its clients were honoured with eight awards. The awards honour companies and individuals whose 2013 transactions contributed significantly to the M&A marketplace in 2013 through innovation and growth, establishment of best practices, enhancement of customer needs and products, and creation of value.

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McCarthy Tétrault hosts 8th annual Brazil-Canada PDAC 2014 mining breakfast

DATE

February 28, 2014


Toronto, February 28, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it will host the annual Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) Mining Breakfast on Monday, March 3, during PDAC in Toronto. The breakfast kicks off the 8th annual Brazil-Canada PDAC 2014, a two-day mining event organized by the BCCC and sponsored by the firm.

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McCarthy Tétrault reinforces its technology law expertise with the addition of Daniel Logan

DATE

February 24, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Daniel Logan


Toronto, February 24, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Daniel Logan has joined the firm as partner in the Business Law Group in Toronto. Mr. Logan is well-known for his extensive experience in computer and information technology law, and complex technology transactions.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Frederico Marques and Steven Molnar to Mining Group

DATE

February 12, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Frederico Marques
Steven Molnar


Toronto, February 12, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Frederico Marques has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner in the Mining Group. Mr. Marques is a Brazilian lawyer and a foreign legal consultant in Canada, recognized for his expertise in international transactions. Associate Steven Molnar, who has a diverse business law practice, also joins the Toronto team.

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McCarthy Tétrault publishes comprehensive guide to help organizations prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

DATE

February 11, 2014


Toronto, February 11, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault released its new Anti-Spam Toolkit designed to help organizations understand and adapt to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force on July 1, 2014.

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McCarthy Tétrault named one of Canada’s 2014 Best Diversity Employers

DATE

February 10, 2014


Toronto, February 10, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s 2014 Best Diversity Employers. This recognition, in addition to the firm’s selection as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marks the second consecutive year that McCarthy Tétrault has received the honour for its leadership in diversity and inclusiveness initiatives.

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McCarthy Tétrault receives four Benchmark Canada awards

DATE

February 7, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Steven Mason
Sanjaya Mendis
David M. Porter
Andrew J. Reddon
David Tait


Toronto, February 7, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Benchmark Canada directory honoured the firm and its partners Andrew Reddon and Steven Mason with four awards at its 2014 gala in Toronto last night. McCarthy Tétrault litigators David Porter, Andrew Matheson, David Tait and Sanjaya Mendis also attended the event.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s mining expertise is "very much in demand"

DATE

February 6, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard B. Miner
Roger Taplin


Toronto, February 6, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that in the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers, the firm’s mining practice was noted as being "very much in demand." In addition, its partners Richard Miner and Roger Taplin received special mention.
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McCarthy Tétrault is named one of Canada’s leading firms in corporate finance

DATE

February 4, 2014


Toronto, February 4, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it topped the Financial Post’s year-end 2013 corporate finance league tables, which measured debt and equity financing activity during 2013 in Canada.

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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its commitment to innovation and efficiency with addition of Labour Relations Specialist Melissa Kennedy

DATE

February 3, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Melissa Kennedy


Toronto, February 3, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Melissa Kennedy has joined the firm as Labour Relations Specialist in the Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. The newly created role — the first of its kind for the firm — is part of the firm’s commitment to providing clients with the highest quality strategic legal services, most efficiently through a unique set of solutions called MTOptimize.
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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new partners

DATE

January 30, 2014


Toronto, January 30, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce and introduce its newest partners who have been invited into the partnership. These accomplished professionals practise across the firm’s regions and legal practice areas, and serve the full spectrum of the firm’s diverse clients.

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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new labour and employment partner Tim Lawson

DATE

January 29, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Tim Lawson


Toronto, January 29, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Tim Lawson has joined the firm as a partner in the Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. Mr. Lawson is a seasoned and highly regarded labour and employment law practitioner.

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McCarthy Tétrault launches Canadian Class Actions Monitor blog

DATE

January 22, 2014


Toronto, January 22, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce the launch of its eleventh blog, Canadian Class Actions Monitor. The blog offers the firm’s views on class actions across Canada in a range of business areas, including securities, financial services, product liability, competition and healthcare among others.

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McCarthy Tétrault client AbbVie wins patent infringement case against Janssen in Canada’s first antibody engineering trial

DATE

January 22, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Fiona Legere
Steven Mason
Andrew J. Reddon
Steven Tanner


Toronto, January 22, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its client AbbVie has won a significant patent infringement case against Janssen Inc. related to AbbVie’s Canadian patent on anti-IL-12 antibodies.
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McCarthy Tétrault further bolsters its litigation team with the addition of Marie-Josée Hogue and Dominique Ménard

DATE

January 20, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marie-Josée Hogue
Dominique Ménard


Montréal, January 20, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that leading litigator Marie-Josée Hogue has joined the firm’s Montréal office as a partner. Ms. Hogue is recognized for her significant commercial litigation and professional liability experience. Partner Dominique Ménard, who has a diverse civil and commercial disputes practice, also joins the Montréal team
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McCarthy Tétrault wins four World Finance awards

DATE

January 16, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

W. Niels Ortved


Toronto, January 16, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that the firm and its counsel Niels Ortved were honoured with four of World Finance's 2014 Legal Awards. The awards recognize Canada’s most innovative firms and highest-achieving lawyers during 2013.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s outstanding expertise is recognized in 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide

DATE

January 14, 2014


Toronto, January 14, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that 53 of its practitioners are recognized in the 2014 edition of The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The guide, published annually by Thomson Reuters, recognizes the "most frequently recommended" lawyers in Canada — Lexpert’s highest ranking — in 39 practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault deepens its bench strength by welcoming leading litigator Julie-Martine Loranger

DATE

January 13, 2014


Montréal, January 13, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Julie-Martine Loranger has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Loranger is well-known for her strong courtroom skills and extensive commercial, securities and class actions experience. She joins the Montréal litigation team with associate Elisa Clavier, who practises civil and commercial litigation.

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McCarthy Tétrault partner David Blair is appointed member of the Order of Canada

DATE

January 9, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David F. Blair


 Québec City, January 9, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault warmly congratulates partner David Blair on his recent appointment as a member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Mr. Blair receives this prestigious honour for his significant contributions as a business and community leader, and most notably for his sustained engagement in promoting and preserving the culture and history of Québec City.
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McCarthy Tétrault advises on Lexpert’s top deals and cases of 2013

DATE

January 7, 2014


Toronto, January 7, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce it advised on seven of Lexpert’s top ten deals and on four of its top ten cases of 2013, published in the January issue of Lexpert.

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McCarthy Tétrault commends Timothy Ellam and John Osler on Queen’s Counsel appointments

DATE

January 3, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Timothy St. J. Ellam
John S. Osler


Calgary, January 3, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that two of its Calgary partners, Timothy Ellam and John Osler, were appointed to the office of Queen’s Counsel in Alberta. The prestigious honour recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to Alberta’s legal community and public life.

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McCarthy Tétrault celebrates Clawbie awards

DATE

January 2, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, January 2, 2014 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its Canadian Appeals Monitor blog received a 2013 Clawbie (Canadian Law Blog Award) in the Practice Group Blog category. The blog, launched in 2011, is named for its excellence in covering Canada’s appellate courts and cases.
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