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2007 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault announces the second edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada “the definitive book on how to avoid, manage and defend against class actions”

DATE

December 14, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elaine J. Adair
Donald Bisson
John P. Brown
Glynnis P. Burt
Thomas H. Ferguson
Shaun E. Finn
David I.W. Hamer
Brandon Kain
F. Paul Morrison
André J. Payeur
Harry Underwood
Caroline Zayid


Toronto, December 14, 2007 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the second edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada is now available. This must-have primer includes information about major changes currently transforming class action litigation and provides advice on how to avoid, contest, settle and conduct class action proceedings.
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In memory of Claude P. Desaulniers — 1942-2007

DATE

December 10, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Claude P. Desaulniers


Claude Desaulniers, our friend and esteemed colleague, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2007 at the age of 65. Claude was a remarkable man and an outstanding tax lawyer whose career was marked by success. We are proud that he was a member of the McCarthy Tétrault family and that we had the good fortune of working at his side for some 14 years. He was highly regarded in the Québec legal world as well as in the Canadian tax community. 
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Bernard Lord, former New Brunswick Premier and Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, appointed to lead Canada-wide Consultations on Official Languages

DATE

December 3, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Bernard Lord


Moncton, New Brunswick, December 3, 2007 — Bernard Lord, ONB, Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault and former Premier of New Brunswick, was today appointed Special Advisor for the Consultations on Linguistic Duality and Official Languages by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Two McCarthy Tétrault Partners named “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40”

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November 22, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Simon R. Fitzpatrick
Mireille Fontaine


Toronto, November 22, 2007 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that two of its partners, Simon Fitzpatrick and Mireille Fontaine, have been chosen as Lexpert’s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40." The prestigious annual award honours lawyers who are leaders and team players with an outstanding track record of success.
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McCarthy Tétrault strengthens highly ranked national tax practice: Addition of Marc Darmo strengthens Montreal’s tax group

DATE

November 16, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc G. Darmo


Montréal, November 16, 2007 — Marc Darmo has joined McCarthy Tétrault as a partner. While based in the Montréal office, Mr. Darmo will play a key role in the firm’s national tax group, home to more than 45 of Canada’s top tax professionals. He has extensive expertise in dealing with complex cross-border transactions, an area of tax law made more complicated by recently announced changes to the Income Tax Act and the Canada - US Tax Treaty.
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Bernard Lord, former New Brunswick Premier and Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, awarded the Order of New Brunswick

DATE

November 1, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Bernard Lord


Montréal, November 1, 2007 — Bernard Lord, former Premier of New Brunswick and Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, was awarded the medal of the Order of New Brunswick, the Province’s highest distinction, at a ceremony on October 30 in Fredericton. Premier Shawn Graham and Lieutenant Governor Herménégilde Chiasson attended the ceremony, at which nine other recipients were honored.
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Top finance and M&A lawyer Cameron Belsher joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

October 24, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Cameron Belsher


Vancouver, October 24, 2007 — Iain Scott, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, is pleased to announce that Cameron Belsher has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Belsher is among Canada’s top finance and M&A lawyers.
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McCarthy Tétrault Makes the American Lawyer Global 100: Only Canadian firm to be included among the world’s highest-revenue firms

DATE

October 15, 2007


Toronto, October 15, 2007 — McCarthy Tétrault is once again the only Canadian firm to place on The American Lawyer magazine's annual list of the world's highest-revenue law firms.

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Richard Drouin joins the Task Force on Governance and Cultural Change in the RCMP

DATE

July 20, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Drouin


Montréal, July 20, 2007 — Richard Drouin, a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Montréal office, is participating in the Task Force on Governance and Cultural Change in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, announced the creation of the Task Force, which will provide advice on strengthening the accountability and governance of the RCMP.

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A Model Act to Implement Telecom Sector Reform

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June 12, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Hank Intven


Toronto, June 12, 2007 − Hank Intven, Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, today announced the publication of a Model Telecommunications Act containing detailed legislative provisions that could be used to implement key recommendations of the March 2006 report of the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel (the "TPR Report"). The Model Act was prepared by Mr. Intven, who was a member of the Panel, and Mary Dawson, former Associate Deputy Minister of Justice.
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A prime acquisition: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Iain C. Scott

DATE

June 1, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Iain C. Scott


Montréal, June 1, 2007 − McCarthy Tétrault is proud to annouce that Iain C. Scott has joined the Montréal office’s Business Law Group as Partner.
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Stephen G. Schenke elected First Councillor of the Bar of Montréal

DATE

May 31, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Stephen G. Schenke


Montréal, May 31, 2007 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce the recent election of Stephen G. Schenke as First Councillor of the Bar of Montréal for 2007-2008.
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Madeleine Renaud and Marc Dorion honoured by the Quebec Bar

DATE

May 16, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc Dorion
Madeleine Renaud


Montréal, May 16, 2007 – Madeleine Renaud and Marc Dorion were among the first people to be awarded the prestigious title of advocatus emeritus "avocat émérite" (Ad. E.). This new honorary distinction was created by the Barreau du Québec to acknowledge the careers of its most deserving lawyers and recognize their professional excellence, sustained and remarkable contribution to the legal profession and exceptional outreach.
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Senior Calgary Tax Lawyer Joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

April 24, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Robert D. McCue
W. Iain Scott


Calgary, April 24, 2007 − Iain Scott, Chair and CEO, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, announces that senior corporate tax lawyer Mr. Bob McCue has joined the firm’s Tax Group as a partner, based in Calgary.
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Gérald R. Tremblay elected Vice-President of the Québec Bar

DATE

April 5, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Gérald R. Tremblay


Montréal, April 5, 2007 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce the recent election of Gérald R. Tremblay as Vice-President of the Québec Bar for 2007-2008.
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Statement from W. Iain Scott, Chair and CEO, McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

March 24, 2007


Toronto, March 24, 2007 – On behalf of McCarthy Tétrault, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of climber Marcel Bujold who died on CARE Canada's Kilimanjaro 2007 Climb for CARE. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
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2007 Budget Highlights

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March 19, 2007


Toronto, March 19, 2007 – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today tabled his second Federal Budget of the minority Conservative Government.

The Budget was dominated by new funding initiatives directed at the Government's 2006 campaign promise of restoring fiscal balance among the provinces and territories and implementing the measures outlined in the Government's November 2006 economic plan, including debt reduction and new funding for infrastructure, research and education, and the environment. Other significant funding measures announced in the Budget address health, social programs and security and defence.

The Budget also proposes a number of international, business and personal income tax measures.
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Richard Drouin rejoins McCarthy Tétrault as Counsel

DATE

February 22, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Drouin


Montréal, February 22, 2007. — We are pleased to announce that Richard Drouin, who celebrates his 50th anniversary of his call to the Barreau du Québec, has rejoined McCarthy Tétrault as counsel in our Business Law Group. We would also like to congratulate Richard on his latest achievement, his appointment to Companion of the Order of Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Gains a Wealth of Experience in Cross-Border Restructurings With the Hire of Kevin McElcheran

DATE

February 20, 2007

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

James Farley
Kevin P. McElcheran


Toronto, February 20, 2007 − McCarthy Tétrault bolsters its national Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice this week with the addition of Kevin McElcheran as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office effective Wednesday, February 21.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops Year-End League Tables with Most Canadian M&A Deals in 2006

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January 9, 2007


Toronto, January 9, 2007 – McCarthy Tétrault ranks as the number-one Canadian law firm for most announced and completed Canadian M&A deals in year-end league tables, released this month by Thomson Financial and Bloomberg. Thomson Financial accredits the firm with 117 announced Canadian M&A deals, 33 more than its closest competitor. McCarthy Tétrault also leads the Thomson Financial table for the most completed Canadian M&A deals in 2006 with 107 deals.
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Media Contacts


 
Tiffany Schier
Director, Corporate Communications
416-601-8980
tschier@mccarthy.ca

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Communications Specialist
514-875-1789
hsansoucy@mccarthy.ca


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