McCarthy Tétrault strengthens its Oil & Gas practice with the addition of Michael Bennett

Calgary, July 28, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Michael Bennett has re-joined the firm’s Business Law Group as Partner in the Calgary office. His addition further bolsters a team already providing innovative solutions and a superior client experience.

"We are truly pleased that Michael has decided to return to the firm. Our clients in Calgary will benefit from his seniority and strong technical skills," said Sean Smyth, Regional Managing Partner for Alberta. "Here in Calgary, across Canada and around the world, we provide clients with tactical and timely advice on complex domestic and international transactions. Michael’s securities law practice will greatly build upon our existing strength in the oil and gas sector."

Mr. Bennett’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, mergers & acquisitions, corporate acquisitions and dispositions, and joint ventures. He acts for both issuers and underwriters on a broad range of public company matters, including financings, take-over bids and plans of arrangement, corporate governance and other securities matters.

McCarthy Tétrault's M&A and corporate finance lawyers are known for their quality advice and innovative solutions, having represented Canadian and international clients on many of Canada’s largest and highest-profile M&A transactions. The firm is a recognized leader in financial services, power, technology, retail, mining and oil & gas transactions, with multi-jurisdictional expertise in all the areas critical to M&A and corporate finance matters, including competition, tax, securities and litigation.

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 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.