McCarthy Tétrault’s business law group welcomes Karl Tabbakh

Montréal, April 18, 2016 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to welcome Karl Tabbakh back to the firm as an equity partner in the Montréal office. With 20 years of global experience in investments, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets transactions, Karl is a strategic and trusted legal advisor whose insight will represent a significant advantage on clients’ domestic and international projects.

“We are thrilled that Karl has chosen our firm to pursue his practice in Canada after spending eight years in the Middle East. His impeccable reputation, first rate legal skills and business acumen, doubled with a collaborative, team-oriented approach are a testimony of McCarthy Tétrault’s commitment to provide clients with the best legal and business advisors,” said Éric Gosselin, Leader of the Business Law Group for the Québec region. “Karl’s impressive and distinctive experience in the global market is one more asset McCarthy Tétrault’s exceptional team will provide to Canadian and international clients,” added Kim Thomassin, Regional Managing Partner, Québec.

“McCarthy Tétrault’s position of strength in Canada and abroad, its constant efforts to foresee and adapt to changes within the business world and its unparalleled legal expertise are among the top reasons I chose the firm to continue my practice,” said Karl. “I should also add that being once again a member of this team of talented lawyers and friends positively influenced my decision.”

As a corporate lawyer and strategic advisor focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, Karl led and participated in the negotiation and structuring of some of the most high profile and strategically critical transactions in the Middle East, Canada and globally. In 2012, he co-founded a venture capital and private equity firm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prior to that, Karl was a partner within the world’s largest law firm which he joined in 2008 to start up their Abu Dhabi office and head its corporate practice. Until 2008, Karl was a partner within McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group.

McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law practitioners are recognized leaders advising on all aspects of project development, strategy and finance. We combine our strengths in a number of practice areas including securities, M&A, financial services, technology, intellectual property, competition and environmental sectors. In the last few years, we have acted on many of Canada's most significant transactions and projects, on behalf of a wide variety of interests both in North America and abroad. Clients succeed through the firm’s ability to mobilize an integrated team with recognized expertise in relevant sectors and practice areas for the best possible results.

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