McCarthy Tétrault’s breadth of expertise is recognized by Who’s Who Legal

Toronto, October 28, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that 75 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2013. The firm and its lawyers feature in 25 of the publication’s 34 researched practice areas.

The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by sources include the following:


  • Barry Ryan: "very knowledgeable"
  • Michel Deschamps: "thorough and practical advice"
  • Richard Higa

Business Crime Defence

  • Leonard Doust, QC: "formidable figure", "articulate" and "expert negotiator"

Capital Markets

  • Richard Balfour: "trusted adviser"
  • Cameron Belsher: "widely respected"
  • Graham Gow: "impressive reputation"
  • Jonathan Grant: "highly recommended"
  • Rene Sorell: "outstanding ability"
  • Gregory Turnbull, QC: "extensive experience"

Commercial Litigation

  • Gérald Tremblay, QC: "talented litigator" and "well versed"
  • Neil Finkelstein: "dean of the bar"
  • Paul Steep: "expertise in securities litigation including class actions"
  • Paul Morrison: "go-to lawyer"


  • Donald Houston: "undoubtedly one of Canada’s leading competition lawyers"
  • Oliver Borgers: "respected"
  • Madeleine Renaud: "superb"
  • Neil Finkelstein: "wealth of experience"

Corporate Governance

  • Rene Sorell

Corporate Immigration

  • Naseem Malik: "wide-ranging expertise"

Corporate Tax

  • Thomas Akin
  • Douglas Cannon: "highly recommended"
  • Nigel Johnston: "great strategic vision"
  • Gabrielle Richards: "dominant player"


  • Craig Spurn: "oil and gas specialist"
  • Seán O’Neill: "one of the key players in the power industry" and "highly sought after"
  • Gregory Turnbull, QC


  • Douglas Hamilton: "renowned"
  • Douglas Thomson: "commercial acumen"

Information Technology

  • Barry Sookman: "brilliant", "seasoned lawyer" and "in a class of his own".
  • George Takach: "high-profile"
  • Charles Morgan: "extremely prominent figure"

Insolvency & Restructuring

  • Kevin McElcheran: "real player in the market"
  • Philippe Bélanger: "leading light" and "great legal mind"
  • Sean Collins: "must for inclusion"

Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Nancy Carroll: "always reliable"
  • Ariel DeJong: "fantastic"

Life Sciences

  • Michel Gagné: "technical abilities"
  • Andrew Reddon: "litigation prowess"

Management Labour & Employment

  • Randy Bauslaugh: "well versed"


  • Cameron Belsher: "great lawyer and trusted adviser"
  • Richard Balfour: "very competent"
  • Graham Gow: "brilliant practitioner" and "excellent capabilities"
  • Garth Girvan: "terrific lawyer"
  • George Maziotis: "excels" and "highly sought after"
  • David Tennant: "very well known"
  • David Woollcombe: "active"


  • Cameron Belsher and Roger Taplin: "very reliable" and "know the mining industry inside-out"
  • Brian Graves: "superb"
  • Gary Litwack: "highly proficient"
  • Richard Miner: "par excellence"


  • Andrew Reddon: "one of the best in the field"
  • Steven Mason: "seasoned trial lawyer"

Private Funds

  • Sean Sadler: "highly proficient"

Product Liability Defence

  • Michel Gagné: "superb" and "top-notch advice"
  • Simon Potter: "true expert" and "very active"
  • Neil Finkelstein: "prominent figure" and "unparalleled understanding"

Project Finance

  • Byran Gibson, QC: "distinguished" and "one of the finest project finance lawyers"
  • David Lever: "top-rate" and "hugely respected"

Public Procurement

  • Gordon Willcocks: "expert"
  • Byran Gibson QC: "comprehensive knowledge"
  • Brenda Swick: "admired"

Real Estate

  • Keith Burrell QC: "fabulous"
  • Abraham Costin: "high-quality lawyer"
  • Kieth Mullback: "brilliant"
  • James Papadimitriou: "very efficient"
  • Gordon Sato: "well known"

Telecoms & Media

  • Hank Intven: "brilliant" and "top-notch"
  • Grant Buchanan: "depth of knowledge" and "sound counsel"
  • Peter Grant: "dean of the Ontario telecoms and media bar"
  • Bram Abramson: "talented"

Trade & Customs

  • John Boscariol: "particularly strong on export controls"
  • Simon Potter: "first-class litigator"
  • Brenda Swick: "dominant figure"

Who’s Who Legal, published by Law Business Research, identifies the world’s foremost legal practitioners in various areas of business law. The research is based on independent research and interviews of general counsel and private practice lawyers. Further information is found on the Who’s Who Legal website.

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.

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