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David McAusland to Join McCarthy Tétrault

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June 23, 2009

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David L. McAusland




Montréal, June 23, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that David McAusland, a prominent figure in the Canadian business and legal community, will be joining the firm as a partner.

"David’s impressive track record as a strategist, hands-on leader and innovative thinker within the corporate world reinforces our commitment to thoroughly understand the challenges our clients face and to provide the resources they need," says Marc-André Blanchard, McCarthy Tétrault Managing Partner for the Québec Region. "David's exceptional business and legal experience adds deep client and industry insight to our business law group."

Mr. McAusland’s extensive experience leading growth initiatives and complex cross-border transactions with multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, regulatory and political challenges will benefit clients across the country and abroad. As Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Alcan Inc., David provided leadership on its worldwide mergers and growth strategies for almost a decade, including on its
$38-billion USD acquisition by Rio Tinto PLC. Since January 2008, David McAusland has been an active business advisor and corporate director.

"David’s expertise and background will be invaluable to our clients as they continue to demand more from outside counsel in terms of advice, service and efficiency," says W. Iain Scott, the firm’s Chair and CEO.

"Beyond being leaders in legal excellence, innovation and client service, law firms must also have the capability to provide clients with broader business advisory expertise and insight. The McCarthy Tétrault team has an outlook and goals which are very much aligned with this thinking," says David McAusland. "I look forward to making a significant difference and valuable contribution to the firm."

Mr. McAusland will play a broad and substantial leadership role in building the firm’s practice and profile across Canada, in the USA and abroad. His industry knowledge will be used to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities for the firm across Canada, in the USA and abroad.

About David McAusland

David McAusland is a senior corporate leader, advisor and lawyer. He has a tremendous depth of experience in strategy; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; legal; securities and corporate finance; regulatory affairs; government relations; corporate governance and continuous improvement programs. He is an effective and proactive leader with an enviable track record in planning, negotiating and executing large scale, high stakes and multinational corporate initiatives. He served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Alcan Inc. and is an experienced corporate director. He currently acts as Director of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., Cascades Inc., Equinox Minerals Ltd. and Khan Resources Inc. He is also Chair of the Reform Implementation Council for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm is well-established in major commercial centres across Canada and in London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever they are needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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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
[email protected]
 

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