This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2012
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Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault employs 608 lawyers across its fives offices in key business areas of Canada and its international office in London, UK. The firm offers clients a broad range of legal disciplines and an integrated service that combines legal expertise with industry knowledge. The firm is well known for its pioneering approach – it was the country’s first national law firm having received approval from the Supreme Court of Canada and continues to build upon its expertise in key sectors. Our research lists the firm 53 times across 21 practice sectors.
|MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT LLP|
|TOTAL LAWYERS LISTED IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 53|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Capital Markets||4||Oil & Gas||1|
|Labour & Employment||1||Regulatory Communications||3|
The firm’s largest contingent appears in the M&A chapter, where six lawyers feature. The firm’s M&A practice is “well known” in the market and recently advised Research in Motion in its acquisition of Nortel Patents with a deal value of $4.5 billion. In Toronto, Garth Girvan is a “leading lawyer” in the field of public M&A work and Graham Gow is praised for his “proficient” work. Richard Balfour in Vancouver recently lead the team on its advisory role to TimberWest Forest Corp, the target of an acquisition by bcIMC and PSP Investments, and is considered an “outstanding practitioner”. In Montreal, George Maziotis focuses on cross-border transactions and advises companies in both public and private transactions. Balfour, Girvan and Gow also ranks highly in the capital markets chapter, alongside Rene Sorell, who is considered a “true expert” in the field of securities law.
In the competition sector the firm receives four recommendations. Oliver Borgers is a “notable practitioner” with a practice that focuses on competition law aspects relating to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, pre-merger notifications and market conduct. Sole representative of the Montreal office in this chapter, Madeleine Renaud has been involved in several landmark cases including Chrysler Canada and she is “repeatedly recommended” for her representation of clients in investigations and class actions related to alleged cartel activities.
McCarthy Tétrault’s real estate practice group has recently grown with the arrival of three lawyers to the Montreal office including James Papadimitriou who is selected for inclusion in our corresponding section alongside three other McCarthy lawyers. Papadimitriou is the group’s leader for the Quebec region and advises on acquisitions, developments, joint ventures, financings and leasing transactions, representing Canadian chartered banks, retail operators and landlords on leasing matters. Keith Burrell QC in Vancouver is “vastly experienced” in advising real estate developers and specialises in representing developers of large residential and mixed use projects engaged in presale activity. Both in Toronto, Gordon Sato and Abraham Costin are considered “leading experts” in the field of real estate transactions and financings.
The firm fields four lawyers in the commercial litigation chapter, among them the “esteemed” Neil Finkelstein who has been counsel in 23 appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada. Finkelstein also appears in our competition and product liability sections, appearing in more chapters than any other lawyer at the firm. Gérald Tremblay QC is also “very highly regarded” and focuses on civil, corporate, commercial and environmental law in addition to having dealt with significant libel cases.
McCarthy Tétrault is a market-leading Canadian law firm with an international reputation for excellence. The firm is committed to deepening its expertise and offering clients a seamless service across practice sectors.
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