Timothy Ellam, Calgary-based McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer, Receives Prestigious Fellowship from International
November 4, 2005
Calgary, November 3, 2005 – Timothy Ellam, Partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Calgary office, is one of the first of eight lawyers, and the only one from Canada, has received the Fellowship in International Legal Practice by the International Bar Association.
"We congratulate Tim for undertaking the effort and developing the knowledge required to receive this notable designation," said Greg Turnbull, Regional Managing Partner in Calgary. "This is another example of the importance McCarthy Tétrault lawyers place on developing trans-border legal capabilities and a broader business perspective – something that is vital as business becomes increasingly global in nature."
Mr. Ellam is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups. His practice focuses on advising communications, technology, energy and corporate clients throughout North America and Europe over disputes relating to intellectual property. In the 2005 Lexpert Guide to the Leading 100 Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault achieved the prime "bullseye" status as the top litigation firm in Canada.
The International Bar Association (IBA) is a dual membership organization comprised of 20,000 individual lawyers and over 195 Bar Associations and Law Societies. Its mandate is to influence the development of international law reform and shaping the future of the legal profession from a global perspective. To earn the IBA Fellow in International Legal Practice designation, participants must successfully complete five demanding International Practice Diploma modules within a seven year period.
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 750 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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