McCarthy Tétrault Appoints Cameron Belsher as Chair of the Board of Partners

Toronto, April 13, 2016 — The Board of Partners of McCarthy Tétrault today announced that Cameron Belsher will become Chair of the firm’s Board of Partners effective immediately. He will continue his role as a partner in the Business Law Group and remain a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. Mr. Belsher will work together with the Board of Partners and the newly appointed CEO, Dave Leonard, to lead the firm’s overall vision to grow as an innovative, market leading firm of exceptional lawyers, professionals and staff who share a common purpose: to provide unparalleled legal and business solutions to our clients.

"I am honoured to serve as the new Chair of this great firm,” said Mr. Belsher. “I look forward to working with Dave and the Board of Partners to guide our firm and provide our clients with the very best in service and value to meet their business objectives.”

Called to the bar in 1988 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Mr. Belsher is one of Canada’s leading merger and acquisition and capital market transaction lawyers.

McCarthy Tétrault’s governance model and leadership structure delivers the power of the whole firm to best serve clients. Lawyers practise within a single, unified partnership under an organizational structure that mirrors those of the organizations it serves.

“We were delighted to have Cam assume the role as Chair of our Board of Partners,” said Suzanne Murphy, partner and Board member. “Cam has worked closely with the leadership of our firm over the past several years, and his strong business judgment engenders the trust of our partners and our clients. He was instrumental in our CEO transition process and he will enable us to continue our focus on growing the firm and serving our clients.”

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP 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 an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.