Karl Tabbakh > McCarthy Tétrault > Quebec, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
500, Grande Allée Est
9e étage
Québec QC G1R 2J7

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Karl Tabbakh is the Regional Managing Partner for Québec and Co-Leader of the Firm’s International & Business Strategy. Karl is also a member of McCarthy Tétrault’s Senior Leadership Team determining and implementing the firm’s overall strategy. In addition, Karl maintains a formidable practice focusing on complex financings and transactions, including both domestic and international private equity and M&A deals for some of the firm’s most significant clients. Karl led and participated in the negotiation and structuring of some of the most high profile and strategically critical transactions in Canada, the Middle East and globally. With over 20 years of experience structuring, negotiating, executing and closing critical business transactions in Québec and around the world, Karl uses his deep knowledge of transactions and global experience to ensure clients are well-served and equipped with an understanding of both legal and business implications during major decisions.


Bar admission Québec, 1998; Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2002.


Speaks French, English and Arabic.


Vice-Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and director on the boards of the National Circus School and the Canada Arab Business Council.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > International expertise

(Leading individuals)

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With offices in New York and London, McCarthy Tétrault‘s international network is well positioned to act for a number of its key corporate clients. The firm offers a truly global scope with its international practice, with particular emphases on West Africa, focusing on the mining and energy sectors, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East. Shea Small, based out of London and Toronto, co-heads the international practice alongside Middle Eastern specialist Karl Tabbakh. Robert Brant serves as the managing partner for the London office, while Matthew Cumming serves as managing partner in New York, with both providing M&A expertise. Other key names include London-based projects group head Christopher Langdon and Joyce Lee, who has experience connecting Canadian and Chinese clients.