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More McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Among the Leading Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers than any other firm

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May 26, 2005

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Balfour
Yves Bériault
Doug S. Ewens
Garth M. Girvan
David A.N. Lever
W. Ian Palm
Gabrielle M.R. Richards
Barry J. Ryan
Richard A. Shaw
Barry B. Sookman
Rene Sorell
George S. Takach




Toronto, May 26, 2005 — Thirteen McCarthy Tétrault lawyers have been ranked among the best cross-border lawyers in Canada – more than any other Canadian law firm. The partners named in the 2005 Lexpert/Thomson Guide to the Leading 100 Canada-US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada represent the breadth and depth of legal services offered by the firm. They include partners from each of our offices practicing tax, corporate commercial, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, business law, energy, banking and financial services, technology, securities and competition.

Those lawyers ranked as the best in Canada include: Richard J. Balfour, Yves Bériault, Douglas S. Ewens, QC, Garth M. Girvan, Clifford D. Johnson, QC, David A. N. Lever, W. Ian Palm, Gabrielle M. R. Richards, Barry J. Ryan, Richard A. Shaw, QC, Barry B. Sookman, René R. Sorell and George S. Takach.

"Cross-border deals are becoming more high profile and it is critical that clients have access to the best legal minds to ensure success," said W. Iain Scott, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault. "I am delighted that Lexpert has recognized these lawyers, drawn from our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, as among the best. They represent a small group of the cross-border experts from McCarthy Tétrault that serve our clients across Canada."

Lexpert Editor, John Black characterised the legal landscape among the largest firms in Canada, "Of the five largest law firms listed […] only McCarthy Tétrault is seen by the market as belonging to the top tier." "For this reason outsiders […] see McCarthy Tétrault as the dominant Canadian law firm."

McCarthy Tétrault has an impressive depth and range of international and U.S. cross border experience. The firm advises on cross-border private placements, public offerings and transactions involving U.S. assets, either directly or through our many relationships with counsel in the United States.

With offices in all major Canadian financial centres as well as New York and London, McCarthy Tétrault advises on many of the largest transactions and cases around the world. Authoritative legal directories such as the International Financial Law Review and the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada consistently rank McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top law firms. The most recent edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers describes McCarthy Tétrault as "clearly a leader" with "an enviable position in the marketplace." With close to 800 lawyers representing a broad spectrum of practice areas, it’s easy to see why McCarthy Tétrault is Canada’s premier law firm.

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For further information, or to request an interview with a McCarthy Tétrault lawyer, please contact:

Orna Dobner
416-601-7684
[email protected]
Hélène Sansoucy
514-875-1789
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