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2011 McCarthy Tétrault News



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McCarthy Tétrault named Canadian Mining and Energy Law Firm of the Year

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December 23, 2011


Toronto, December 23, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has been selected as the Canadian Mining and Energy Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International magazine for 2011. The winners are chosen by the magazine’s readership, including individuals working within the legal profession, investment professionals, lawyers, professional advisers and government organisations.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer wins U of T Wilson-Prichard Award

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December 22, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Sarah W. Corman


Toronto, December 22, 2011 — Sarah Corman will receive the University of Toronto Ann Wilson and Robert Prichard Award for Community and Professional Service in January 2012. This award is given to a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law who demonstrates the highest standards of professional integrity, excellence and leadership, and who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession and community through public interest work, pro bono activities and/or community service.
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McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Richard Drouin receives the 2012 Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award

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December 16, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Drouin


Montréal, December 16, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Richard Drouin, who has been honoured by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with the Fellowship Award. The F.ICD designation is conferred annually to a prominent group of directors who exemplify the distinct qualities of good governance in boardrooms across the country. The four 2012 ICD Fellows were nominated by their peers and chosen by members of the independent Nomination Committee from a list of highly regarded governance leaders.
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ACQ Magazine Recognizes McCarthy Tétrault with Four Awards

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December 15, 2011


Toronto, December 15, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has been honoured in four categories by ACQ Magazine, in its 2011 ACQ Country Awards. The awards are chosen by the magazine’s in-house panel and a group of industry peers.
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McCarthy Tétrault Achieves Successful Arbitration Outcome for Rio Tinto

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December 14, 2011


Toronto, December 14, 2011 − McCarthy Tétrault welcomes a decision by an independent arbitrator upholding a claim by mining client Rio Tinto related to Ivanhoe Mines’ Shareholder Rights Plan (SRP). The arbitrator determined that if Rio Tinto triggers the SRP, the anti-dilution rights granted by Ivanhoe to Rio Tinto in a 2006 Private Placement Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer Joins Ranks of Top Business Women with WXN Award

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December 2, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Godyne N.L. Sibay


Toronto, December 2, 2011 — Godyne Sibay was honoured last night with Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award from the Women's Executive Network (WXN) in the Professionals category. The Top 100 Awards are Canadian awards for the highest-achieving women in private, public and not-for-profit work. As a winner, Ms. Sibay is in good company, joining more than 500 of Canada's most powerful and successful women, including business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Honoured as Rising Stars by Lexpert

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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.
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Defending Class Actions in Canada, 3rd Edition

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November 28, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Donald Bisson
John P. Brown
Shaun E. Finn
David I.W. Hamer
Miranda Lam
André J. Payeur
Renee Reichelt
Jill Yates


Toronto, November 28, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada. As the number and size of class actions are increasing in Canada — leaving no sector immune — this compact and accessible edition is a must-read for management and in-house counsel alike.
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Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Climate Survey: Managers Optimistic, Canada Seen in Positive Light

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November 24, 2011


Toronto, November 24, 2011 —  There is a sense of optimism among those in Canada’s private equity and venture capital industry, according to a survey of CVCA members released today by CVCA — Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
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In memory of James Warnock

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November 9, 2011


Our esteemed colleague and friend James Warnock passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the age of 51.   

Jim was a highly successful tax lawyer and an exceptional person, with a great sense of humour. We are proud of his contributions to McCarthy Tétrault and we feel very lucky to have had him in our midst.  He was a close friend to many in our firm and he contributed greatly to the strength of our team. Jim touched many people with his devotion to his family and his courage. We will miss him dearly.

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McCarthy Tétrault Launches Appeals Blog

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November 8, 2011


Toronto, November 8, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of Canadian Appeals Monitor, a new blog that tracks and comments on upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins International Trade and Investment Law Firm of the Year 2011 Award from DealMakers Monthly Magazine

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November 1, 2011


Toronto, November 1, 2011— McCarthy Tétrault has been honoured with the award for International Trade and Investment Law Firm of the Year 2011 in Canada, for the firm’s work by the readers of DealMakers Monthly Magazine. The magazine is a global publication that reports on mergers, acquisitions and large investments.
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McCarthy Tétrault Launches Technology and Intellectual Property Blog

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October 27, 2011


Toronto, October 27, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of snIP/ITs (snippets), a new blog that connects clients to the latest legal and business developments in information technology and intellectual property law.
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Twelve McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 Guide

Toronto, October 20, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud that 12 of our lawyers have been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for their respective practice areas in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Donald Houston Named One of Corporate INTL Magazine's Best 50 Lawyers in Canada

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October 11, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Donald B. Houston


Toronto, October 11, 2011 — Corporate INTL Magazine has honoured McCarthy Tétrault partner Donald Houston as one of its Best 50 Lawyers in Canada for his work in Competition law. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in competition law and litigation, Donald Houston is a partner in our Competition Law Group in Toronto. This is the first year for this accolade and honourees were chosen based on peer feedback, publication reviews, nominations from past Corporate INTL Magazine awards and various top-tier third-party rankings.
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McCarthy Tétrault wins Canada Tax Disputes Firm of the Year award at International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards

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September 28, 2011


Toronto, September 28, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has received the Canada Tax Disputes Firm of the Year award at International Tax Review’s sixth annual Americas Tax Awards ceremony yesterday in New York.
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Unaccompanied Minors Project Wins Lexpert Zenith Award

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September 22, 2011


Toronto, September 22, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that the Unaccompanied Minors Project partnership has received Lexpert’s 2011 Zenith Award for Corporate Social Responsibility by an In-House Department that Impacts Children.
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McCarthy Tétrault launches M&A blog

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September 21, 2011


Toronto, September 21, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of Canadian M&A Perspectives, a new blog located at www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com, as a resource for clients who want to keep up with legal issues and trends and developments relating to M&A and private equity transactions.
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Madeleine Renaud of McCarthy Tétrault receives Order of Merit award from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

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September 14, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Madeleine Renaud


Montréal, September 14, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Madeleine Renaud, who has been awarded the Order of Merit by the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa. Ms. Renaud is a partner in the firm’s Montréal office and a leading practitioner in Canadian competition law, as well as administrative and regulatory law. A former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Section of Competition Law, Ms. Renaud was one of the first lawyers to be awarded the honorary title of "Advocatus Emeritus" by the Québec Bar.
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McCarthy Tétrault publishes client guide to Canada’s new anti-spam law

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September 12, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Paul Armitage
James Gannon
Tina Giesbrecht
Charles S. Morgan
Lorne P. Salzman
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, September 12, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of its Anti-Spam Toolkit. The 25-page guide is designed to help clients understand and address the requirements of the new anti-spam law, which is expected to come into force late this year or early in 2012.
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McCarthy Tétrault expands its Real Property and Planning Group in Montreal

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August 17, 2011


Montréal, August 17, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that James Papadimitriou, Valérie Mac-Seing and Sébastien Thomas are joining the firm as partners in its Montreal Real Property and Planning Group.
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McCarthy Tétrault tops Q2 corporate finance league tables

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July 22, 2011


Toronto, July 22, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault led the Financial Post’s Q2 corporate finance legal advisory rankings in both the debt and equity categories, demonstrating the firm's market-leading expertise and experience in corporate finance. The firm’s lawyers advised issuers and underwriters on 28 corporate finance transactions worth C$5.944 billion during the quarter.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Barbara Boake and Rick Kathuria co-author definitive guide on legal project management

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July 18, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Barbara J. Boake


Toronto, July 18, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s first book about legal project management and the first such book to be written from inside a law firm, Project Management for Lawyers. Published by Ark Group and co-authored by Barbara Boake, a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice, and Rick Kathuria, the firm’s director of IT development and a Project Management Professional (PMP), the book is a comprehensive guide to delivering superior value to clients through effective planning, pricing and management of legal services.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner Dominic Thérien is appointed Assistant Deputy Commissioner to the Competition Bureau

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July 7, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Dominic Thérien


Montréal, July 7, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Dominic Thérien, a partner in the firm’s Competition Group in Montreal, has joined Canada’s Competition Bureau as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau’s Quebec and Atlantic regional offices. Mr. Thérien’s two-year appointment, which begins today, was arranged through Interchange Canada, a federal agency that promotes stronger ties between federal public sector and private sector organizations.
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McCarthy Tétrault helps local citizens win battle to protect Toronto’s historic Maclean House

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July 6, 2011


Toronto, July 6, 2011 — A landmark century home will be preserved and restored, thanks in part to the support that three McCarthy Tétrault lawyers gave to local residents. Jeffrey Feiner, Andrew McCutcheon and Paul Morrison have been working pro bono with the Casa Loma Residents Association (CLRA) for the last two-and-a-half years to protect Maclean House, a century-old mansion in Toronto. The area is also home to historic attractions Casa Loma and Spadina House.
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McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Richard Drouin named Advocatus Emeritus

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July 6, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Drouin


Montréal, July 6, 2011. – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that the Québec Bar has conferred the honorary distinction of Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) on one of the firm's pioneering members, Mr. Richard Drouin, Counsel in the Business Law Group, in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements.
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McCarthy Tétrault launches national LGBT Pride Network

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June 29, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Orysia Semotiuk


Toronto, June 29, 2011 — As Toronto Pride Week celebrations get underway, McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of a national network for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) personnel in offices across Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault announces Mentoring Awards

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June 15, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Patrick Boucher
Sally P. Bryant
Keith R. Byblow
Morgan Camley
Charles Flicker
Leslie Milroy
Elizabeth Yip
Douglas T. Yoshida


Toronto, June 15, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is excited to announce this year’s recipients of the McCarthy Tétrault Mentoring Awards. Launched nationally in 2008, the awards recognize and celebrate lawyers from across the firm for making significant contributions to the professional experience of students and associates.
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DealMakers Monthly Magazine’s Law Awards Recognizes McCarthy Tétrault with 25 Awards

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June 13, 2011


Toronto, June 13, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has been honoured in 25 categories for its work by the readers of DealMakers Monthly Magazine, a global publication that reports on mergers, acquisitions and large investments. The Dealmaker Awards recognize professional firms around the world for their areas of specialization, in the geographic territory where they serve their clients. The winners will be announced in the special Summer issue of DealMakers Monthly Magazine.
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Brenda Swick appointed Vice-chair of American Bar Association Committee on International Procurement

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June 8, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Brenda C. Swick


Toronto, June 8, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Brenda Swick has been appointed Vice-Chair of the International Procurement Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Ms. Swick is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, a member of the International Trade and Investment Law Group, and the co-chair of the National Procurement Group. The Procurement Committee has a general mandate to develop core expertise in different procurement systems all over the world, including Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Receives Vancouver YWCA Innovative Workplace Award

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June 1, 2011


Vancouver, June 1, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has been recognized by the Vancouver YWCA as an exceptional place to work, as this year’s winner of its Innovative Workplace Award. The award recognizes a business or organization that has created a respectful workplace that supports the wellness and diverse needs of its employees, and demonstrates excellence in encouraging individuals to balance career, family, community and personal growth.
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McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Anne-Marie Naud to its Québec City office

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May 24, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Anne-Marie Naud


Québec City, May 24, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Naud has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Law Group in Québec City. Ms. Naud will advise the firm’s clients on issues related to corporate, commercial and securities law.
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Behind the Ballot: Canada’s Public Opinion Landscape for Decision Makers

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May 16, 2011


The federal election chose a new Parliament and raised new questions: How much of Stephen Harper’s agenda will be enacted now that he has his long-sought majority? Is Québec sovereignty dead or just on the backburner? Will Jack Layton’s Orange Crush go flat — or cause a fundamental realignment in Canadian politics?
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McCarthy Tétrault Expands its Premier Tax and Oil & Gas Practice in Calgary

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May 2, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kurtis L. Bond
Edmund A. Gill
Ron Mar
Chris W. McLelland
Craig N. Spurn


Calgary, May 2, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce today’s addition of five new tax and oil & gas lawyers in Calgary, deepening our offering to corporate clients in the Calgary market, nationally and internationally.
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Malcolm Mercer Elected Bencher in Ontario

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May 2, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Malcolm M. Mercer


Toronto, May 2, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to congratulate our partner and General Counsel, Malcolm Mercer, on his election as a bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
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McCarthy Tétrault's Lisa Vogt Receives UBC Law Alumni Award of Distinction

DATE

April 28, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Vancouver, April 28, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to congratulate partner Lisa Vogt, who received the University of British Columbia Law Alumni Association's 2011 Award of Distinction. A partner in the Vancouver office, Ms. Vogt is the firm's National Practice Group Leader of the Real Property and Planning Group and Chair of its national Diversity Task Force.
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McCarthy Tétrault partners with the École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce

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April 27, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

François Amyot
Clemens Mayr


Montréal, April 27, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is very proud to partner with the École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce (EEB) for two exciting athletic challenges as part of the EEB's unique program for building the entrepreneurial elite of the future. The first “Défi EEB – McCarthy Tétrault” will see entrepreneur-trainers and entrepreneur-athletes (as the EEB calls them) climb Mount Washington in New Hampshire this April 28, 29 and 30. The second challenge will take place in November 2011.
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Peter Grant Recognized by Writers Guild of Canada

DATE

April 12, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Peter S. Grant


Toronto, April 12, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates Peter Grant for receiving the prestigious 2011 Writers Block Award, from the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC). Peter Grant, Counsel and past chair of our Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group in Toronto, was recognized last evening during the Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto. The Writers Block Award is rarely presented to a non-screenwriter which makes this award an exceptional achievement for Peter.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Kevin McElcheran Authors New Edition of Commercial Insolvency in Canada

DATE

April 6, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kevin P. McElcheran


Toronto, April 6, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the popular book, Commercial Insolvency in Canada. Authored by Kevin McElcheran, a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Insolvency national practice group, the text continues the practical approach of the first edition and covers the extensive legislative amendments of Canada's restructuring laws that came into effect in 2009.
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McCarthy Tétrault Ranked Best by Chambers & Partners

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March 25, 2011


Toronto, March 25, 2011 — Success in helping clients achieve their goals has helped McCarthy Tétrault achieve a distinction of its own: the firm has come out on top in an independent survey of Canadian law firms. The ranking, placing McCarthy Tétrault in the top position, was by the Financial Post, and is based on UK publisher Chambers and Partners’ independent appraisal of Canadian law firms. The evaluation was released in the 2011 edition of Chambers Global, a directory used by in-house counsel and business executives worldwide.
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McCarthy Tétrault joins Pride at Work as a Corporate Partner

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March 22, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Elizabeth Vogt


Toronto, March 22, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has established itself once again among Canada’s leading employers, by becoming a corporate partner of Pride at Work Canada. Through initiatives like networking and education programs, Pride at Work Canada succeeds in providing a sense of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) employees in their workplace. McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to be recognized as an industry leader with this partnership, in keeping with the firm’s own Diversity Program, and is one of only two Canadian law firms who belong to Pride at Work.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s Malcolm Mercer Running for Bencher in Ontario

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March 18, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Malcolm M. Mercer


Toronto, March 18, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Malcolm Mercer is a candidate for bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Benchers comprise the governing body of the LSUC, setting policy and determining matters that affect lawyers and paralegals practicing or seeking to practice in Ontario. "We are proud to support Malcolm’s bencher candidacy," said Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault. "The work that benchers do is crucial to ensuring that clients and the public continue to have confidence in the legal profession. Malcolm’s knowledge, experience and values are perfectly suited to performing these important duties."
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McCarthy Tétrault Transaction Wins Infrastructure Deal of the Year Award

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March 7, 2011


Toronto, March 7, 2011 — The McGill University Health Centre project has received Project Finance Magazine’s 2010 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year Award. The winning deal, on which McCarthy Tétrault acted for the successful proponent Groupe immobilier santé McGill, saw the entry into a project agreement to design, build, finance and maintain the McGill University Health Centre’s new Glen Campus in Montréal.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s John Boscariol and David Tennant win Client Choice Awards from International Law Office

DATE

March 3, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John W. Boscariol
David B. Tennant


Toronto, March 3, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault partners John Boscariol and David Tennant have been honoured with 2011 Client Choice Awards for Canada from the International Law Office (ILO), a London-based organization that serves global corporate counsel. Mr. Boscariol has been recognized for outstanding service to clients on international trade and customs issues, while Mr. Tennant has been recognized for his exceptional service to clients involved in mergers and acquisitions.
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McCarthy Tétrault Supports Calgary Gala Honouring Canada’s Most Powerful Women

DATE

February 14, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Peter C. M. Keohane
Catherine M. Samuel


Calgary, February 14, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to be co-presenting sponsor of WXN’s Top 100 Calgary Summit and Awards Gala for Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The firm’s participation is just one example of its support for celebrating achievement and diversity in Canadian business. Every year, the firm’s Calgary office supports more than 60 not-for-profit organizations and events.
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McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Richard Drouin named 2010 Director Emeritus

DATE

February 14, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Drouin


Montréal, February 14, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is very proud to announce that Richard Drouin was named the 2010 Director Emeritus at the 9th Korn/Ferry–Les Affaires "Beacon" Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance at a gala held February 9th. The award was presented by former Auditor General of Canada, Denis Desautels, who chaired the selection board.
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Richard Temple and David McLeod Smith join McCarthy Tétrault’s London Office

DATE

February 9, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David McLeod Smith
Richard Temple


Toronto, February 9, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that both Richard Temple and David McLeod Smith have joined the firm as partners in the London, England office. They will practise with the Business Law Group.
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Four Members Elected to McCarthy Tétrault Board of Partners

DATE

February 2, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Cameron Belsher
John C. Currie
Peter C. M. Keohane
Shea T. Small


Toronto, February 2, 2011 —McCarthy Tétrault has elected four new members to serve on its Board of Partners: Cameron G. Belsher, John Currie, Peter Keohane and Shea Small.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Award for Oil & Gas Firm of the Year in Canada

DATE

February 2, 2011


Toronto, February 2, 2011 — Corporate INTL Magazine has honoured McCarthy Tétrault with its "Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year in Canada" Award. This award is one of the global business publication’s 2010 Legal Awards, which recognize leading legal teams from around the world in chosen practice areas.
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World Finance Magazine names McCarthy Tétrault Best Corporate & Commercial Team for 2011

DATE

January 31, 2011


Toronto, January 31, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has been honoured with an award from World Finance Magazine as Canada’s Best Corporate & Commercial Team for 2011. The awards recognize law firms around the world for distinction in areas such as client solutions, innovation and flexibility, and market leadership. The winners were announced in the January/February special issue of World Finance Magazine, prepared for the World Economic Forum 2011 in Davos, Switzerland.
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McCarthy Tétrault Tops Corporate Finance League Tables

DATE

January 28, 2011


Toronto, January 28, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault has come out on top of the 2010 rankings of law firms advising on corporate financings, as reported in today’s Financial Post. The firm’s lawyers advised on 57 debt or equity financings worth $13.5 billion, giving the firm first place in both the number and dollar value of the transactions.
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McCarthy Tétrault Congratulates 31 New Income and Equity Partners

DATE

January 20, 2011


Toronto, January 20, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that 31 of its lawyers have been admitted to either income or equity partnership with the firm. These accomplished professionals represent all regions and areas of practice, and serve every category of the firm’s diverse clients.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s Richard Higa a featured panellist at Project Management for Lawyers Seminar

DATE

January 20, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Richard Higa


Toronto, January 20, 2011 — Business Law Group Partner Richard Higa was a panellist in yesterday’s Project Management for Lawyers 2011 program, organized by the Practising Law Institute in New York City. The seminar taught lawyers and legal professionals how to apply project management principles to client service and their own practices.
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Christian Meighen Joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Practice

DATE

January 17, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Christian Meighen


Montréal, January 17, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Christian Meighen has joined the firm as a partner in the tax practice. Mr. Meighen specializes in tax law, particularly related to mergers, acquisitions, and national and international corporate reorganizations and restructurings.
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McCarthy Tétrault partner forging new ground for IP mediation in Canada

DATE

January 4, 2011

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Brian D. Edmonds


Toronto, January 4, 2011 — Brian D. Edmonds, a highly respected intellectual property partner, is also a co-founder of IP Neutrals of Canada, an organization whose mission is to promote mediation as an alternative to litigation. As a result of rule changes in the Ontario Superior Court and initiatives in the Federal Court, it is expected that mediation of IP disputes will increase in frequency. "As an Approved Neutral, my goal is to provide clients with mediation services that will assist them in the efficient and cost-effective resolution of IP disputes," says Brian. In addition to his role with IP Neutrals of Canada, Brian has been appointed to the Panel of Neutrals of the International Trademark Association and to the List of Mediators of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
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