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2017 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Warren B. Milman Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

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June 27, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Warren B. Milman


Vancouver, June 27, 2017 –The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced that Warren B. Milman, partner at McCarthy Tétrault, has been appointed as judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Madam Justice S.K. Balance who elected to retire December 31, 2016, effective immediately.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Leonard Doust honoured by CBA Vancouver Criminal Law Subsection

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June 22, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Leonard T. Doust


Vancouver, June 22, 2017 — Leonard Doust, associate counsel in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group, received special honours for 50 years of practice and outstanding contributions to the criminal law profession at the CBA Vancouver Criminal Law Subsection annual dinner last night.

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Cameron Hughes joins McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary

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June 22, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Cameron Hughes


McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto and Calgary, June 22, 2017 — Bringing 20 years of experience in the oil & gas and power industries in Alberta, Cameron Hughes joins McCarthy Tétrault as the newest income partner in the Calgary office.

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Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review: McCarthy Tétrault insight on the Government’s minimum wage increase and other proposed changes to workplace laws

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May 30, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Matthew Demeo
Tim Lawson


Toronto, May 30, 2017 — One week after the release of the Changing Workplaces Review - Final Report, the Government of Ontario today announced its response to the recommendations for legislative change introducing The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995.

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Partner Susan Wortzman authors third edition of E-Discovery in Canada

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May 29, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Susan Wortzman


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Toronto, May 29, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of E-Discovery in Canada. Authored and edited by Susan Wortzman, partner and Director of E-Discovery, and a team of experienced contributors, the book covers everything lawyers, in-house counsel and law clerks need to know about conducting e-Discovery, from preservation to proportionality to costs. E-Discovery and the technology driving its development promises to revolutionise how law firms manage increasing amounts of pre-trial evidence. This book outlines how the most up-to-date lawyers and law firms are turning this to their advantage with better outcomes for all parties involved.

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McCarthy Tétrault Expands U.S. Presence with a New York Office

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May 24, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Mark Adkins


McCarthy Tétrault

The McCarthy Tétrault New York office is led by newly-appointed Managing Partner Mark Adkins

Toronto May 24, 2017 – To support U.S. law firms, private equity and clients with their Canadian legal matters, McCarthy Tétrault now has an on-the-ground presence in New York City. The new office will practice exclusively Canadian law and be led by newly-appointed Managing Partner, Mark Adkins, an experienced Canadian M&A and corporate lawyer who has been connecting U.S. clients to Canadian business and connecting Canadian clients to U.S. capital and growth opportunities for nearly 15 years.

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Doing Business in Canada 2017 Edition is Now Available

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May 1, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Suzanne V. Murphy


Doing Business in Canada

Toronto, May 1, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of Doing Business in Canada is now available. Developed by our leading lawyers across Canada, the guide is an invaluable resource providing practical insights and outlining the legal matters relevant to establishing or acquiring a business in Canada.

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Exigent and McCarthy Tétrault launch automated document creation tool for faster and more efficient contract management

New Chameleon DocBuilder™ is a quick and easy way for users to draft, sign and execute standardized documents

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April 26, 2017


Toronto, April 26, 2017 —Leading legal technology services provider Exigent and one of Canada’s leading law firms, McCarthy Tétrault, announced today the launch of a new contract automation tool: Chameleon DocBuilder. Developed to respond to client demand, the tool combines Exigent’s contract technology with McCarthy Tétrault’s legal acumen to provide an end-to-end solution that reduces document drafting costs by up to 75 per cent. Chameleon DocBuilder is customizable and allows time, money and resources to be used for higher value contract drafting and review.

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Increased Strength and Presence for McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property Group in Vancouver

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April 10, 2017


McCarthy Tétrault

Vancouver, April 10, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce an increased strength and market presence in Vancouver’s commercial real property market.

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Andrea Whyte joins McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary

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April 3, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Andrea Whyte


McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto and Calgary, April 3, 2017 — Respected M&A and securities lawyer with significant expertise in the energy and mining sectors, Andrea Whyte, has joined our firm as the newest equity partner in our Calgary office.

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McCarthy Tétrault Celebrates Fifth Year as a Leading Diversity Employer

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March 28, 2017


Toronto, March 28, 2017 –Committed more than ever to diversity and inclusion, McCarthy Tétrault is very proud to celebrate a milestone recognition: being named for the fifth consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
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Fourth Annual Winkler Class Actions Moot hosted by McCarthy Tétrault

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March 13, 2017


Toronto, Monday March 13, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is pleased to have hosted the fourth annual Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot at its Toronto office. The tournament included teams from McGill University, the University of Toronto, the University of Windsor, and Osgoode Hall Law School to debate a certification motion featuring current issues in Canadian class actions law.
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McCarthy Tétrault Celebrates Clients’ Honours for Excellence in M&A

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March 10, 2017


Toronto, March 10, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to celebrate our clients’ achievements in the M&A and corporate finance markets as recognized by the Canadian Dealmakers Awards.

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McCarthy Tétrault publishes seventh edition of Mining in the Courts

Toronto, March 7, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the seventh edition of Mining in the Courts, Year in Review is now available. Published by the firm’s Global Mining Litigation Group, this annual publication contains a blend of insightful articles on issues of interest to the mining sector, and summaries of important Canadian court cases from the past year that will be of interest to mining companies and other businesses.

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Benchmark Canada recognizes McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Strength

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February 24, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Michael Feder


Toronto, February 24, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to be recognized for another year at Benchmark Canada’s 2017 awards gala last night in Toronto.

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A record number of Client Choice Awards for McCarthy Tétrault partners

Toronto, February 9, 2017 — Seven of the 34 Canadian lawyers receiving a Lexology Client Choice Award this year are McCarthy Tétrault partners, recognized for their ability to add real value to clients' businesses above and beyond the other players in the market.

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McCarthy Tétrault recognized by Lexpert for acting on half of 2016’s Top 10 biggest deals and four of the year’s Top 10 biggest cases

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February 6, 2017


Toronto, February 6, 2017 — With the publishing of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals and Top 10 Business decisions for 2016, McCarthy Tétrault is excited to be recognized as having acted on five of the Top 10 deals and four of the Top 10 Business Decisions of the year. As one of the preeminent guides to legal expertise in Canada, Lexpert has provided the annual list of the most important deals and cases since 2004 based on a comprehensive analysis of prevailing economic and regulatory conditions giving rise to the most important legal matters of the last 12 months.

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Welcoming 25 new partners at McCarthy Tétrault

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February 3, 2017


Toronto, February 3, 2017 – Please join us in welcoming 25 new partners who have been invited into the partnership. This is a significant accomplishment that recognizes the outstanding commitment of the McCarthy Tétrault team to our client’s business. It also signals the legal and business acumen of each of these remarkable individuals who advise clients across the firm’s practice in all market industries.

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McCarthy Tétrault recognized as a leader in the 2016 League Table Results

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February 2, 2017


Toronto, February 2, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault has again received top marks for categories including; Capital Markets, M&A, and Infrastructure Projects and Power in the year-end 2016 League Tables results.

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McCarthy Tétrault once again leads infrastructure league tables

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January 31, 2017


Toronto, January 31st, 2017 – For the third year in a row, McCarthy Tétrault is the leading Canadian law firm as ranked by Infrastructure Journal.

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Cybersecurity Risk Management: Essential knowledge goes online with McCarthy Tétrault

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January 26, 2017


Toronto, January 26, 2017 – By taking cybersecurity risk management online, McCarthy Tétrault’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management Group is helping Canadian businesses prepare for and respond to data threats.

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McCarthy Tétrault Appoints David Lever as Chair of the Board of Partners

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January 26, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David A.N. Lever


McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto, January 26, 2017 — The Board of Partners of McCarthy Tétrault appointed David Lever as the Chair of the Board of Partners today, effective immediately. David will continue his role as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance and M&A Groups in Toronto. He will work together with the Board of Partners and McCarthy Tétrault’s CEO, Dave Leonard, to lead the firm’s overall vision to grow as an innovative, market leading firm of exceptional lawyers, professionals and staff who share a common purpose: to provide unparalleled legal and business solutions to our clients.

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McCarthy Tétrault Appoints Karl Tabbakh as Regional Managing Partner for Québec

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January 18, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Karl Tabbakh


McCarthy Tétrault

Montréal, January 18, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that Karl Tabbakh, a partner in the Business Law Group in Montréal, is the firm’s new Regional Managing Partner for Québec.

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McCarthy Tétrault Releases 2nd Edition of Canadian Power- Key Developments and Trends to Watch

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January 16, 2017


Toronto, January 16, 2017– McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to present “Canadian Power – Key Developments in 2016 – Trends to Watch for in 2017 showcasing the industry knowledge and insight of the firm’s national Power Group. Now in its second year, the publication provides an overview of key developments in the Canadian power sector in the past year and highlights important trends to watch for in 2017.

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A Practical Approach: McCarthy Tétrault’s International Arbitration Blog

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January 11, 2017


Toronto, January 11, 2017 - McCarthy Tétrault has the largest and most diversified litigation group of any national law firm in Canada which uniquely positions us to resolve significant disputes in multiple areas. Leveraging the best talent developed in our offices across Canada and in London, UK, we have specifically developed expertise relevant to many domestic and international arbitration concerns. From international trade deals to intellectual property, transportation, investment disputes, oil & gas, mining and environmental remediation to energy contracts, to telecommunications and insolvency our arbitration mandate includes the depth, credibility, legal excellence and advocacy skills that are the hallmark of our firm.
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McCarthy Tétrault appoints John Osler, Q.C. as Chief Community Officer

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January 9, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John S. Osler


McCarthy Tétrault

Calgary, January 9, 2017 - Committed to working closely and engaging with its clients in the communities in which they conduct their business, McCarthy Tétrault announces the appointment of John Osler, Q.C., partner in the Calgary office, as the firm’s new Chief Community Officer.

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McCarthy Tétrault appoints David Platts as Chief Inclusion Officer

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January 6, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David E. Platts


McCarthy Tétrault

Montréal, January 6, 2017 - Diversity builds a stronger work environment and McCarthy Tétrault is committed to inclusion in the workplace, announcing the appointment of David Platts, a partner in our Montréal office, as the new Chief Inclusion Officer. This appointment reflects the innovative and progressive approach to workplace inclusion. David will work closely with McCarthy Tétrault’s Senior Leadership Team in his new mandate.

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McCarthy Tétrault Acquires Wortzmans, Canada’s leading e-discovery law firm

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January 4, 2017

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Susan Wortzman


McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto, January 4, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault today announced that effective immediately it has acquired Wortzmans, Canada’s leading e-discovery law firm.

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