Sean Smyth Appointed McCarthy Tétrault’s Alberta Regional Managing Partner

Calgary, June 18, 2012 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Sean Smyth, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, has been appointed Regional Managing Partner of Alberta. Mr. Smyth succeeds Greg Turnbull, who held the post for over seven years and will return to his practice as a partner of the Business Law Group.

"I’m very excited to congratulate Mr. Smyth on his appointment to this central position in our firm," said Marc-André Blanchard, McCarthy Tétrault’s Chair and CEO. "His demonstrated leadership together with his energy will undoubtedly continue to drive the high levels of engagement in our Calgary office and drive our focus on getting better results for clients."

McCarthy Tétrault ranks among the top corporate firms in Calgary, with nearly 60 lawyers serving tier-one clients in all corporate practice areas and in a range of industry sectors in this dynamic market.

"I am delighted to take on this role," said Mr. Smyth. "I’m really looking forward to working with our Calgary team in this new capacity to continue to provide exceptional client service."

Mr. Smyth represents clients in litigation and contentious matters across numerous industries, such as oil and natural gas, transportation, pharmaceuticals, agro-sciences, telecommunications, manufacturing and real estate. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, and a variety of regulatory, disciplinary and arbitral tribunals. He also advises on other matters related to corporate law, commercial transactions and commerce. Mr. Smyth obtained his LLB from the University of Calgary. He was called to the Alberta bar in 1994 and became a solicitor of England and Wales in 1997.

The firm welcomes Mr. Smyth into his new role.

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 a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.