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McCarthy Tétrault’s industry-leading expertise recognized by IFLR1000

Toronto. September 21, 2021. McCarthy Tétrault has once again been consistently recognized by IFLR1000 for its dedication to client service, deep industry expertise, and prominent role in shaping the Canadian business landscape.

The Firm’s lawyer recognitions from IFLR1000 this year have included:

Leading Lawyer Rankings in All Industry and Practice Areas: 149 Highly Regarded, 22 Market Leaders, 32 Notable Practitioners, 8 Rising Stars

Women Leaders: Ana Badour (Financial Services Regulatory), Linda Brown (Project Finance; Project Development; Banking; Capital Markets: Debt), Nancy Carroll (Financial Services Regulatory).

Capital Markets: Debt Lawyer of the YearAndrew Parker

Project Finance Lawyer of the YearMorgan Troke

Capital Markets: Debt Team of the Year

As well, the Firm was named British Columbia Firm of the Year for 2021, and continues to receive leading rankings in the following key business sectors:


Capital Markets – Debt and Equity (includes debt, derivatives, equity, high yield, and structured finance and securitization)

Financial Services Regulatory

Project Finance

Project Development (includes energy, infrastructure, mining, power, PPP, telecommunications networks, and transport)

Mergers and Acquisitions

Restructuring & Insolvency

The 2021 IFLR1000 Canada Awards also recognized McCarthy Tétrault for its key role in a number of the country’s most significant and complex transactions of 2020, including:

Capital Markets: Debt Deal of the Year
RBC Capital Markets C$1.75 billion NVCC AT1 4.5% LRCN issue. The Firm advised a syndicate of agents on this inaugural offering of a novel debt instrument of additional Tier 1 capital. Andrew Parker and Jo-Anna Brimmer led the team.

M&A Deal of the Year
Starlight Investments and KingSett Capital C$4.9 billion financing for the acquisition of the Northview Apartment REIT. McCarthy Tétrault acted for CIBC, the sole underwriter on the transaction, with Richard Higa, Paul GalbraithJohn Currie and D.J. Lynde leading the team.

Project Finance Deal of the Year
Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre C$260 million financing. The Firm advised the lenders to EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare on this PPP structured transaction, with a team led by Samantha Cunliffe and Morgan Troke.

Restructuring and Insolvency Deal of the Year
Cirque du Soleil’s C$1.5 billion CCCA restructuring. McCarthy Tétrault advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Cirque’s long-term investment partner and acquiror, with a team led by Patrick Boucher and Jocelyn Perreault.

About IFLR1000 Canada

IFLR1000 undertakes qualitative research into law firms and lawyers to inform the publication of annual rankings, ratings and awards, and editorial content. The company has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal market research brand focused on ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work. The full list of IFLR1000 Canada rankings can be found on its website.


About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

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.

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For further information on McCarthy Tétrault or any of the above, please contact [email protected].