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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Honoured as Rising Stars by Lexpert

Date

December 1, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Sony Gill
Trevor Lawson




Toronto, December 1, 2011 — Trevor Lawson and Sony Gill were honoured last night at Lexpert 's annual Rising Stars Awards Gala, which was held to recognize Canada's top lawyers under 40. The winners were nominated by their colleagues and chosen by an independent selection committee.

“We are extremely proud of Trevor and Sony, and feel that these awards reflect their leadership in the firm,” said Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault. “These are two very talented, dedicated lawyers who go that extra mile every day in response to the needs and challenges of clients. Their hard work, skill and intensity are an inspiration for us all.”

Trevor Lawson's broad practice encompasses employment litigation, labour arbitration, labour relations, transactions, executive compensation and privacy. Mr. Lawson has successfully represented key clients of the firm as lead counsel in matters before trial and appellate-level courts, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, boards of arbitration, and coroners' inquests. He was also lead employment counsel on two recent high-profile transactions: the $2.1 billion acquisition by OMERS Private Equity and Berkshire Partners of Husky International Ltd. from Onex; and CIBC's $2.1 billion acquisition of CitiBank Canada's Canadian Mastercard portfolio. Mr. Lawson also provides pro-bono services to Sheena's Place, a centre for people and families affected by eating disorders in Toronto.

Sony Gill is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault's Business Law Group in Calgary, with particular expertise in the areas of corporate finance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. With progressive thinking, creativity, industry knowledge and an intimate understanding of his client's business, Mr. Gill leads clients through complex corporate transactions including public and private offerings, public and private M&A, recapitalization transactions, restructurings and stock exchange listings. Mr. Gill has led transactions that touch on all aspects of a public and private company's creation, growth, restructuring and value maximization, and also advises a broad range of investment dealers on financings, M&A transactions, regulatory matters and other corporate assignments. Some of Mr. Gill's recent transactions include three corporate acquisitions by Crescent Point Energy Corp. totalling more than $2.2 billion, a corporate acquisition of Spartan Exploration Ltd. and the creation of a new public oil and gas company.

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 has substantial presence in Canada's major commercial centres and in London, UK.

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

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Orna Dobner
416-601-7684
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514-875-1789
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