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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6
Canada

Canada > Banking and finance Tier 1

Noted for its ‘knowledge of industry precedents‘, McCarthy Tétrault possesses an enviable track record of involvement in many of the country’s landmark finance transactions. The firm also houses a prominent regulatory practice, which frequently advises domestic and foreign financial institutions on financial services policy development and implementation. Names to note in the former sphere include high-profile specialist Richard Higa, who shines in major, large-scale lending transactions. Higa led on one of the market’s marquee deals for 2021 when he acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of America Securities and Bank of America (Canada Branch) — as financial advisor, underwriter and lead arranger to Rogers Communications — in relation to Rogers’ C$26bn acquisition of Shaw Communications. The group also includes Justin Lapedus, whose practice takes in a broad range of secured and unsecured lending transactions; project finance specialist Stephen Furlan; and Montreal-based Michel Deschamps. On the non-transactional side, Ana Badour is recommended for her strong skill sets in banking regulation and fintech, while Nancy Carroll combines strength in financial services and insurance law matters. Seasoned counsel Barry Ryan is also highly regarded for his long-standing reputation in the banking and finance field. Up-and-coming names include partner Ian Mak and talented associate Noel Chow, both of whom focus on transactional work. Debt capital markets expert Marc MacMullin spearheads the broader financial services department.

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Testimonials

‘Being able to call on experienced partners in the industry is extremely valuable when negotiating, as their knowledge of industry precedents is very helpful. The collaboration between groups at McCarthy Tétrault is also helpful.’

‘The firm provides excellent support and representation for trade finance and supply chain finance matters, particularly Michel Deschamps.’

‘James-Scott Lee and Sydney Hamilton are fantastic and so easy to deal with. The knowledge and anticipation in managing the process makes life so much easier.’

‘Lawyers at McCarthy always make themselves available to be our sounding board. The team has gone above and beyond by offering us proactive training or has volunteered to provide ad-hoc training to my team regarding specific matters. Even in the pandemic, it held virtual training sessions.’

‘Mary Jeanne Phelan is a standout in the market. She is always available, extremely knowledgeable and, most importantly, she is solution-orientated. MJ has mastered the art of getting the deal done.’

Key clients

Bank of America Securities Inc. and Bank of America N.A. (Canada Branch)

National Bank of Canada, National Bank Financial

ATB Financial

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

Bank of Montreal

Barclays Bank PLC

Fiera Capital

Wells Fargo & Company

Société de financement et d’accompagnement en performance énergétique s.e.c. (SOFIAC)

Pinch Financial Inc.

Brookfield Infrastructure

KPS Capital Partners

Canadian Market Infrastructure Committee

Instar Asset Management Inc.

Fairfax India Holdings Corporation

Natixis Canada

Uni-Select Inc.

Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc.

MUFG Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of America Securities and Bank of America (Canada Branch) as financial advisor, underwriter and lead arranger to Rogers Communications in relation to its C$26bn acquisition of Shaw Communications; Bank of America provided partial financing for the transaction in the form of a bridge loan.
  • Advised Fairfax India Holdings Corporation on its C$175m unsecured revolving credit facility with a syndicate of lenders.
  • Advised KPS Capital Partners, as Canadian counsel, on the cross-border acquisition of Metra Holding S.p.A. and Metra S.p.A.

Canada > Capital markets Tier 1

Leveraging its top-tier financial services practice, McCarthy Tétrault‘s close banking relationships yield a steady flow of underwriter-side mandates. The group also represents seasoned financial issuers on bond offerings, with its finance strength translating into a premier DCM practice; indeed, one banking client highlights it as ‘the best law firm in Canada for structured finance‘. Among its recent flagship equity deals, Toronto-based capital markets co-head Andrew Parker advised BMO Capital Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns on the Bank of Montreal’s C$3.1bn public offering. On the debt front, Calgary’s Alyson Goldman represented a syndicate of underwriters, led by CIBC World Markets, in Suncor Energy $750m notes offering. Other senior specialists in Toronto include structured finance expert Marc MacMullin, who leads the national financial services group, and structured finance co-head Dean Masse, while high-profile capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is recommended in Montreal. Up-and-coming names include Toronto-based Jo-Anna Brimmer, who focuses on securitization, covered bonds and debt capital markets, and talented associate Isabelle Nazon in Montreal.

Testimonials

‘The best law firm in Canada for structured finance. It has a deep bench of talented partners and associates that are extremely knowledgeable, proactive in identifying issues and excellent advocates/negotiators on our behalf in transactions.’

‘The firm invests considerable effort in keeping abreast of new industry developments that could impact our current and future transactions.’

‘Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, detail-oriented and effective advocates.’

‘Dean Masse is our go-to partner at the firm. He takes the time to understand and fully respond to any of our questions and is proactive in raising items we should be considering as we work through any matter.’

Multi-point teams with extensive knowledge in their respective fields – always responsive at any time. High degree of confidence and always there to support in difficult times.’

‘McCarthys is a friendly full-service firm that provides great customer service delivered at a more reasonable price relative to comparable top firms.’

‘McCarthys’ lead lawyers have a depth of understanding through their representation of similar (in our case, financial institution) clients and bring that knowledge to the table in a helpful way. They also take proprietary ownership in helping to solve our firm’s transactional issues.’

Key clients

Stonepeak Partners

RBC and RBC Capital Markets

CIBC and CIBC World Markets

National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial

BMO and BMO Capital Markets

Scotia Capital

Empire Life Insurance Company

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

TD and TD Securities

Bruce Power L.P.

Li-cycle Corp.

Laurentian Bank of Canada

Equitable Bank

HSBC

Credit Suisse

Ford Credit Canada Company

Stelco Holdings Inc.

Summit Industrial Income REIT

Canadian Tire Bank

CMLS Financial

Deutsche Bank

Manulife

Work highlights

  • Advised RBC Capital Markets and a syndicate of dealers on a C$750m offering of non-cumulative five-year fixed rate reset first preferred shares, series BT issued by Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Advised Li-Cycle Corp on its definitive arrangement agreement with Peridot Acquisition Corp, a publicly-traded SPAC, which resulted in Li-Cycle becoming a public company; the pro-forma value of the combined company is approximately C$1.6bn.
  • Acted for Equitable Bank on its C$2bn Legislative Covered Bond Program and its first European covered bond issuance of €350m legislative covered bonds.

Canada > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

McCarthy Tétrault‘s team is acclaimed for its merger and joint venture transaction expertise and also advises clients on foreign investment matters as well as national security issues. The practice is led by Jason Gudofsky who possesses a breath of competition knowledge and is often sought by clients to oversee risk assessments, strategic alliances, board management and cartel investigations. The team’s expertise also extends into litigation, having represented clients in cases concerning misleading advertisements, deceptive practices and class actions before the Competition Bureau, the Competition Tribunal and courts. Donald Houston is particularly noted for his expertise in this area and comes particularly recommended for his antitrust litigation skills due to his experience overseeing civil cases, private actions and criminal advocacy matters. Oliver Borgers‘ practice focus lies within mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances and market conduct. Michael Caldecott was promoted to partner in January 2022 while Corinne Xu joined the team from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

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Other key lawyers:

Donald Houston; Oliver Borgers; Erin Keogh; Gideon Kwinter

Testimonials

‘McCarthy lawyers are real professionals. Very up to date in their expertise field. They are available when needed. They are able to find solutions and to properly explain the risks associated with the decisions made.’

‘This team is simply the best in Canada. The collection of talent and experience they have created in recent years has been elite.’

They are outstanding with complementary skillsets and approach to legal issues.’

‘They have in-depth knowledge of competition and antitrust practices in Canada. The team is very proactive, business and solution oriented, very pragmatic and guides the client with the most clear path.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Aon plc

PepsiCo Inc.

Cascade Investment, L.L.C.

NCR Corporation

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

Hockey Canada

Luxottica

Grieg Seafood

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Parkland Corporation

Eddyfi/NDT

Sayona Mining Limited

VINCI SA

Trivago N.V.

Loral Space & Communications, Inc.

Viterra

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.

Hitachi Rail

Work highlights

  • Advised d Hitachi Rail in its proposed acquisition of the Ground Transportation Systems business of Thales S.A. for approximately €1.66bn.
  • Lead counsel to Hockey Canada in its successful defence striking out a class action alleging antitrust violations and conspiracy.
  • Advised Parkland Corporation in its agreement to acquire Pétroles Crevier Inc., a well established retail and wholesale fuel business based in Montreal, Canada.

Canada > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

A firm with offices throughout Canada, in addition to London and New York, McCarthy Tétrault is naturally a key port of call for both domestic and multinational deals. The practice is home to Cameron Belsher, a leading name within the private equity, pension fund, gaming and licensing industries, as well as infrastructure, power and real estate expert, Jonathan See; the pair co-lead the team alongside Shea Small, who splits his time between the London and Toronto offices, and, together with Belsher, is especially well-connected within the metals and mining sector. Other names integral to the offering include public and private M&A, public financing and private equity buyout authority, Clemens Mayr , in addition to Shevaun McGrath, co-lead of the national private equity group, a position which sees her instructed on M&A, capital raising and divestiture endeavours. Furthermore, David Woollcombe provides the practice with considerable corporate finance capabilities, often acting for both issues and investment dealers in public offerings and private placements. Other named lawyers are based in Toronto except for Mayr who works from Montreal.

Other key lawyers:

Shevaun McGrath; Patrick Boucher; Clemens Mayr; Roger Taplin; Patrick Shea; Clemens Mayr; Sven Milleli; David Woollcombe; Chrystelle Chevalier-Gagnon

Key clients

ACON Investments

AEA Investors

AltaGas Ltd.

Altius Renewable Royalties

Antarctica Capital, LLC

Archer Daniels Midland Company

BDG – Appalaches Fund, LP and BDG – Appalaches Fund Intl, LP

Beiersdorf AG

Benettons

Blackstone Group

Brookfield Asset Management

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Cascade Investment

Centrica plc

Cineworld Group plc

CM (Canada) Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Cofomo Inc.

Cogeco Communications Inc.

Communauto Inc.

Cortland Partners, LLC

CVC Capital Partners

Deloitte

Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.

Direct Energy

Discord Inc.

Eddyfi NDT Inc.

Electric Royalties Ltd.

Enbridge Inc.

Endeavour Mining

Evolution Mining

Exterran Corporation

Fairfax Financial

Farmers Edge.

Gestion Desjardins Capital Inc.

Glencore

Goldman Sachs Canada Inc.

Hg Pooled Management Limited

HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Instar Group / InstarAGF

Interfor Corporation

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Jim Pattison Conglomerate

IST3 Investment Foundation

KPS Capital Partners

L Catterton

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Loral Space & Communications

Magris Resources Canada Inc.

Marfrig Global Foods S.A.

mdf commerce inc.

Metso Corporation

Murray Sales

Mubadala Investment Company

National Bank

Nemaska Lithium

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Newcrest Mining Limited

Novacap

OMERS

Orocobre

Parkland Corporation

PlantPlus Foods Canada Inc., PlantPlus Foods, LLC

PrairieSky Rolaty Ltd.

Radial Capital Partners

Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rio Tinto

Score Media and Gaming Inc.

Shandong Gold Mining

Silvercorp Metals Inc.

Sundial Motors Inc.

Slate Asset Management / Slate Retail REIT / Slate Office REIT

SSR Mining

Sanimax Industries

Sia Partners

St. Marys Cement Inc. Canada

Syntax Systems

TD Bank

TD Greystone Asset Management

Teranga Gold

The Gores Group / VITAC Corp.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Thompson Street Capital Partners

Tryke Companies

Vena Solutions Inc.

Versaterm Public Safety

Vista Equity Partners

Votorantim Cimentos

Walter Capital Partners

Wells Fargo & Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Infrastructure in its unsolicited cash and securities exchange takeover bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd., in furtherance of a proposed going-private transaction valued at C$13.5 billion.
  • Advised Newcrest Mining on its C$3.5 billion acquisition of all outstanding common shares of Pretium Resources for an aggregate 50% cash and 50% Newcrest shares.
  • Advised Score Media and Gaming Inc. in its acquisition by Penn National Gaming, Inc. for approximately US$2.0 billion in cash and stock.

Energy and natural resources > Power Tier 1

Ranking among the leading power firms in Canada, McCarthy Tétrault houses a full-service national practice, which excels across the full range of corporate, projects, transmission, distribution and contentious matters. The group routinely acts for all industry stakeholders and its extensive client roster includes conventional, renewable and nuclear power companies and also represents lenders and investors, among other sector participants. Department head Seán O’Neill is highly regarded for transactional work and brings to bear niche expertise in nuclear-related issues. Heavyweight power specialist David Lever fronts the infrastructure and projects groups and is a go-to partner for developers, investors and lenders on major power projects. Additionally, energy regulation lead George Vegh and transactional power specialist, Suzanne Murphy, are also key contacts. Named attorneys are based in Toronto.

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Key clients

Power Sustainable Capital Inc.

Instar Asset Management

Enwave Energy Corporation

Noventa Energy Partners

EastWest Bank

NextEra Energy Resources

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

AltaLink, L.P.

Samsung Renewable Energy

StepStone Real Assets (Canada Atlantis Hydro Holdco A Inc.)

EDF Renewables Canada Inc. and Cypress Renewable Energy Centre Limited Partnership

Work highlights

  • Advised Instar Asset Management on the acquisition by CK Group’s wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Power Holdings of two wind power facilities located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.
  • Advised Noventa Energy Partners on the development of a wastewater energy transfer system and other equipment at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Represented Shell Canada in connection with the proposed construction of the Varennes Carbon Recycling biofuels plant in Varennes, Québec.

Canada > Environment Tier 1

McCarthy Tétrault‘s team is entrusted by major public and private Canadian and international organizations, including both US and European based multinationals with a Canadian presence. In addition, the team is also sought by government bodies and leverages a breadth of knowledge across a range of sectors including manufacturing, transportation, clean technology, waste management, energy generation and transmission and mining. Further strengths include the team’s project capabilities whereby they advise on matters within the extractive and energy sectors including environmental assessments, advocacy work, project execution and commissioning. Calgary-based Kimberly Howard and Quebec-based Cindy Vaillancourt lead the practice. Howard’s expertise includes environmental, energy and regulatory law, while Vaillancourt is best known for her environment, energy mining and regulatory knowledge. Further mention is given to Selina Lee-Andersen for her in-depth knowledge of environmental and aboriginal law.

Practice head(s):

Kimberly Howard; Cindy Vaillancourt

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Key clients

Instar Asset Management

Champion Iron Limited

Sayona Mining Limited and its subsidiary Sayona Québec Inc.

Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Suncor Energy Inc.

Groupe LOU-TEC Inc.

Univar Solutions Canada

MUFG Union Bank, Ltd., Canada Branch (MUFG), and Associated Bank, N.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Suncor Energy Inc. in connection to an environmental protection order including an appeal before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board (EAB), which relates to historical contamination at a former gas station.
  • Advised Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company in a successful appeal to the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board of a decision of the Director under the provincial Environmental Management Act.
  • Advised Univar Solutions Canada in relation to regulatory charges laid under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

Canada > Infrastructure projects Tier 1

A destination infrastructure practice, McCarthy Tétrault brings to bear a full-service national team that routinely represents all key stakeholders in major projects, including proponents, lenders, EPC contractors and government agencies. Led jointly by Vancouver-based infrastructure and project finance specialist, Linda Brown, and project finance and transactional energy partner, David Lever, the group also includes senior partner Godyne Sibay, who has a focus on real property, project development and infrastructure, and projects-focused counsel Gordon Willcocks. Among the department’s up-and-coming names, the increasingly prominent Morgan Troke teamed up with Samantha Cunliffe (both are in Vancouver) to advise the Aecon, Deutsche Bahn, Alstom and FCC consortium on the DBOM contract for the GO Rail Expansion On Corridor Project, the largest project in Metrolinx’s GO Rail Expansion program. Named partners are based in Toronto unless otherwise stated.

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Key clients

Canada Infrastructure Bank

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Noventa Energy Partners

Infrastructure Ontario

Metrolinx

Vantage Airport Group

Trillium Health Partners

ONxpress Transportation Partners Inc.

Deutsche Bahn

Alstom Transport Canada

Work highlights

  • Advised the Aecon, Deutsche Bahn, Alstom and FCC consortium on the contract to design, build, operate and maintain the GO Rail Expansion On Corridor Project, the largest project in Metrolinx’s GO Rail Expansion program.
  • Advised Noventa Energy Partners on the development of a wastewater energy transfer project at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Acted for Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on the procurement of the Scarborough Subway Extension – Stations, Railway, Systems Project in the City of Toronto, and on the Scarborough Subway Extension Advance Tunnel Project.

Canada > International trade Tier 1

One of the few national firms with a full-service international trade practice, McCarthy Tétrault combines strength in anti-corruption matters alongside expertise in more traditional trade spheres, including sanctions, import and export controls and trade disputes. Litigator John Boscariol spearheads the Toronto-based department and covers the waterfront on foreign trade and investment law. Among his recent cases, Boscariol acted for CGC in requesting an interim review of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)’s imposition of antidumping duties in relation to gypsum wallboard imported from the US into Western Canada, and in seeking a review of the CITT’s decision in the first dispute ever to be launched under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Martha Harrison is also a key contact and specializes in international trade and product regulatory law, with extensive experience in complex trade disputes. The team also includes newly promoted partner Carmen Francis and international trade and procurement specialist Robert Glasgow.

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Key clients

Former Senior Official of Russian Financial Institution

Coalition of large financial institutions

Atlantic Towing Ltd.

Andriy Portnov

Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

CGC Inc. / USG

Canadian Renewable Association

Irving Shipbuilding

Nuctech

Home Depot

Work highlights

  • Acted for CGC in requesting an interim review of the CITT’s imposition of anti-dumping duties, and in seeking a review of the CITT’s decision in the first dispute to ever be submitted under the USMCA.
  • Advised KPMG, in its capacity as liquidator of Scotsburn Cooperative Services, in a complex dispute with the CBSA and at the Federal Court relating to Scotsburn’s participation in the Duties Relief Program and its import/export activities more broadly.

Canada > Real estate Tier 1

Home to a notably broad offering, McCarthy Tétrault operates at the top-end of development, property dispute and management, transactional, financing and leasing affairs, acting at a varied array of asset classes including offices, shopping centres, hotels, apartment buildings, resorts and infrastructure projects. John Currie leads the national practice from Toronto, acting on everything from mid- and large-scale secured financings through to development agreements and joint ventures, and is supported by market veteran Abraham Costin, a widely renowned name among developers, pension funds and financial institutions; the pair are based alongside Jamie Orzech who is adept in the acquisition of all asset classes, in addition to ground and sale-back leasing transactions. Over in Vancouver, Keith Burrell KC holds extensive experience in the pre-sale of large residential and mixed-use projects.

Practice head(s):

John Currie

Other key lawyers:

Abraham Costin; Jamie Orzech; Keith Burrell KC; Danny Grandilli; Olivia Colic; James Papadimitriou; Scott Smythe; Tzen-Yi Goh; Annie Gagnon-Larocque; Madeleine Hawkins; Sarit Pandya; Craig Shirreff

Key clients

QuadReal and bcIMC Realty

Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Otera Capital

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Perimeter Solar Inc.

North American Development Group and Choice Properties

Diamond Corp.

Blackstone and Pure Industrial

Groupe Petra Ltée

LM Wind Power Blades (Canada) Inc.

Slate Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised QuadReal and bcIMC Realty on the sale of a 50% interest in a 46-property portfolio of core, high-profile assets across Canada to RBC Canadian Core Real Estate Fund.
  • Advised Blackstone and Pure Industrial on the purchase of 300 industrial properties as part of the C$5.7B takeover of Cominar REIT and an associated financing of the entire industrial portfolio.
  • Advised Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust on their sale of C$11.75 per unit to a consortium for a total value of C$5.7B.

Canada > Tax Tier 1

McCarthy Tétrault‘s tax practice has grown extensively in recent years, and the firm continues to invest in its national offering. Among its recent hires, in July 2021 it added new department co-head Brett Anderson in Calgary who he joined from Felesky Flynn LLP. The team also welcomed Stefanie Dewey from Baker McKenzie in January 2022 who joins in Toronto. Transactional specialist Raj Juneja spearheads the group and recently acted alongside Anderson to advise Newcrest Mining on the tax aspects of its agreement to acquire Pretium Resources for C$3.5bn. Other recommended names on the transactional tax side include Gabrielle Richards, counsel Douglas Cannon and increasingly prominent ‘technical superstarJeff Oldewening, all of whom are in Toronto. Additionally, the team draws on seasoned tax litigators Robert Kopstein, who splits his practice between Calgary and Vancouver, and senior counsel Chia-Yi Chua in Toronto.

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Testimonials

‘McCarthy Tetrault’s tax practice has a strong mix of lawyers on both the advisory and litigation side, which allows clients to get all its tax advice from one firm. In addition, McCarthy’s tax team has recently added some strong individuals to the practice, particularly the commodity tax team.’

‘We particularly value that McCarthy’s commodity tax team specialize in commodity tax rather than practicing it as an add-on to other areas of expertise, which is why their team has so many recognized experts in commodity tax.’

‘Wendy Brousseau and Chia-yi Chua have created a gold standard commodity tax team combining their advisory and litigation expertise. The addition of Randy Schwartz has emphasized McCarthy’s commitment to commodity tax. They are all very responsive and bring innovative and imaginative solutions.’

‘The McCarthy team is outstanding. Lawyers are collaborative and work as a seamless team; their tax insight is very insightful.’

‘Raj Juneja is the best tax attorney in Canada without exception. Raj is insightful, thoughtful and a market leader. He is collaborative with all deal participants. He is a joy to work with.’

‘Jeff Oldewening is a technical superstar. He is steeped in the details of Canadian tax. Jeff works well with others and is an exceptional attorney.’

Key clients

Brookfield Asset Management/Brookfield Infrastructure

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

DRI Capital Inc.

D2L

Genius Sports Media Inc.

Li-Cycle Corp.

Loral Space & Communications Inc.

Newcrest Mining

PepsiCo

Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Score Media and Gaming

Slate Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Infrastructure in connection with its C$15bn takeover bid for Inter Pipeline.
  • Advised Restaurant Brands International, as special tax counsel, on its $1bn acquisition of Firehouse Subs.
  • Advised Newcrest Mining on its agreement to acquire Pretium Resources for C$3.5bn.

Canada > Technology Tier 1

McCarthy Tétrault is well-regarded for its handling of major technology procurements and outsourcing, in addition to related M&A transactions. Clients also benefit from the team’s vast industry expertise, encompassing those in insurance, energy, banking, retail and government. The practice is also known for its TechLex blog, which covers technology law trends such as cybersecurity, e-commerce and fintech. Toronto-based Christine Ing leads the team and often oversees technology issues that arise in corporate transactions. Charles Morgan is a key contact for AI related matters, while Barry Sookman is highly regarded for his IT and IP expertise. Michael Scherman is noted for his expertise in cloud services and licensing. Lori Stein joined the team from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

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Key clients

WSP Global Inc.

GPI Capital

SecureKey

Work highlights

  • Advised SecureKey Technologies Inc. in connection with a strategic transaction to assign exclusive rights to offer its digital ID services in Canadaacquired toby Interac Corp.
  • Advised WSP Global Inc. in the negotiation of its implementation of a global enterprise resource planning and Application Management Services MSA with Infosys.  

Canada > Telecoms Tier 1

The team at McCarthy Tétrault advises a broad range of clients including satellite carriers, mobile and fixed wireless networks, e-commerce services, cable operators and telecommunications companies. In addition to advising on the application, regulation and commercialization of emerging technologies, the team is acclaimed for its advice on contentious broadcasting and telecommunications cases. Grant Buchanan heads the Toronto-based practice and focuses particularly on financing, Copyright Board work and regulation. Keith Rose is noted for his assistance to clients on innovative technologies such as 5G, consumer and medical devices and connected vehicle spaces.

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Key clients

Bell Canada

Bell Media

TELUS Communications Inc.

Jewelry Television

Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Loral)

Aura Network Systems

Intelepeer Inc.

telMAX LP

Work highlights

  • Advised Loral in their definitive agreement with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Telesat Canada whereby Loral and Telesat Canada became subsidiaries of Telesat Corporation, a new publicly traded Canadian company.
  • Advised Bell Canada as respondent to an appeal by TekSavvy in the Federal Court of Appeal regarding Telecom Decision CRTC 2021-181, a decision by the CRTC to reinstate prior wholesale internet rates following a successful motion by Bell Canada to reconsider the original CRTC decision which would have raised wholesale internet rates.
  • Advised Bell Canada as respondent to an appeal by Quebecor from a decision in which the CRTC issued a mandatory order against TVA Group Inc..

Transport > Other transport Tier 1

McCarthy Tétrault‘s practice is well-regarded for its representation of Canadian motor carrier fleets and inter-city bus operating authorities. Its litigation expertise has benefitted clients with matters before the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency and the Transportation Safety Board. The team is equipped to oversee rail matters where the energy and rail industries overlap. Based in Quebec, David Blair heads the practice and has extensive experience encompasses international transportation and carrier liability. Brian Lipson is also noted for his rail and road regulatory compliance expertise.

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Key clients

Greyhound Lines Inc./Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC

Lithia Motors Inc.

PSA International and Ashcroft Terminal

Canadian National Railway Company

Methanex Corporation

CSX Corp

Autocars Orléans Express Inc.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Via Rail Canada

Univar

Work highlights

  • Advised Canadian National Railway Company as quasi-seconded internal counsel in respect of an extensive range of contractual and litigation matters, including approval of all Canadian freight agreements, representation before the TATC and CTA, and negotiations with shippers and governmental entities, reporting directly to CN’s senior regulatory counsel.
  • Advised CSX Corp. as Canadian counsel in its acquisition of Florida-based chemicals transportation company Quality Carriers, Inc.
  • Advised Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC in respect of the shutting down of all Canadian operations and closure of the company.

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia Tier 1

At McCarthy Tétrault, the Calgary disputes team combines IP, construction, insurance, oil and gas, securities and insolvency expertise and is home to Sean Smyth KC, famed for his prowess in class action, commercial contract, shareholder’s rights and directors liabilities claims. Kara Smyth  is likewise integral to the offering, owing to her experience in fiduciary duty, product liability, agro-science and technology-related disputes, while, at the more junior end, associate Sandra Aigbinode Lange is a name to watch for litigious energy, power, project and infrastructure matters. Elsewhere, at the Vancouver office, the practice demonstrates routine involvement in high-end environmental, aboriginal, retail, healthcare and financial service matters, playing home to Michael Feder KC who represents leading names within the mining, energy, forestry sectors; he is based alongside Aidan Cameron, uniquely well-placed to support on disputes pertaining to residential and commercial property schemes, in addition to P3 projects, as well as associate Patrick Williams, a litigator focused on product liability and contractual disputes. The firm is a particularly formidable player in the Ontario market, where its litigation department houses over 100 lawyers, who thrive on ADR, competition, tax and franchise disputes, professional and product liability and white-collar defence. Paul Steep, a lawyer well-versed before the Supreme Court of Canada, serves as an authority on securities disputes whereas Sarit Batner disperses specialist knowledge of breach of contract, patent, professional negligence and shareholder disputes. Junior Sirivar  co-chairs the firm’s international arbitration group from Toronto, enjoying particular accomplishment within the banking, mining, telecoms and healthcare sectors, meanwhile Eric Block is active on the trade secret, cannabis, and defamation disputes fronts. In Quebec, Montreal-based duo Mason Poplaw  and Isabelle Vendette are especially recommended, the former due to his manufacturing, retail, financial services and property expertise and the latter due to her exceptional knowledge within consumer law, unfair competition and false advertising affairs.

Practice head(s):

Jill Yates; Caroline Zayid

Other key lawyers:

Michael Feder KC; Aidan Cameron; Patrick Williams; Alexandra Cocks; Katherine Booth; Connor Bildfell

Testimonials

‘Doug Yoshida’s team did an incredible with a challenging multi-party matter in which potential exposure exceeded 100 million. The team executed a strategy that shifted liability to other parties and secured a favorable settlement. Great rapport with opposing counsel and the mediator.’

‘The Firm has incredible depth; subject matter experts are readily available within the firm when the client is engaged in complex litigation. The firm is diligent in monitoring billable hours, ensuring tasks are assigned to the appropriate staff level.’

‘Kara Smyth is diligent in her preparation, responsive to client needs and fully engaged in the task at hand when representing her client.’

‘I believe the practice has an excellent depth of coverage, and in my case, particularly relating to energy matters. They have top notch partners with a budding team of associates. They are able to leverage expertise and experience from across their different offices to ensure service delivery. I have some experience of their disclosure product which i believe is a useful and productive tool to assist clients in their dispute resolution affairs.’

‘i really enjoy working with Tim Ellam, and he would be my first port of call for any Canadian related matters.’

‘Hugo Babos Marchand: very pragmatic and result oriented. Nicolas CLoutier: Thinks outside the box.’

‘The team that is provided to my organization is top notch. When specialists are required for particularly intricate matters McCarthy’s always seem to bring the right people into the mix.’

‘Suzanne Murphy and Moya Graham have been especially helpful to us. They provide excellent advice and are available whenever we need them.’

Key clients

lululemon athletica

Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont)

Council for Canadians with Disabilities

British Columbia’s Provincial Health Services Authority

Michael Graydon

Sea to Sky Gondola Limited Partnership

China Minsheng Investment Group and CM (Canada) Asset Management Co. Ltd.

TD Asset Management Inc. (“TDAM”)

Newcrest Mining and Imperial Metals

Members of the Pirani family

TimberWest Forest Corp.

Mr. Ian Rozier

Work highlights

  • Acted as Pro bono counsel to the Council for Canadians with Disabilities in a challenge to the constitutionality of certain provisions of B.C.’s mental health legislation that permit forced psychiatric treatment of people of mental disabilities without their consent, on the basis that the impugned provisions infringe Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter.   
  • Defended CM (Canada) Asset Management Co. Ltd. in litigation related to its sale of Grouse Mountain Resort.
  • Represented TimberWest, Western Canada’s largest private timberland company, to total victory through a nine-week trial, result affirmed on appeal, and on the related precedent-setting costs award, all in respect of a claim filed by Ted LeRoy Trucking.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Ontario Tier 1

At McCarthy Tétrault, the Calgary disputes team combines IP, construction, insurance, oil and gas, securities and insolvency expertise and is home to Sean Smyth KC, famed for his prowess in class action, commercial contract, shareholder’s rights and directors liabilities claims. Kara Smyth  is likewise integral to the offering, owing to her experience in fiduciary duty, product liability, agro-science and technology-related disputes, while, at the more junior end, associate Sandra Aigbinode Lange is a name to watch for litigious energy, power, project and infrastructure matters. Elsewhere, at the Vancouver office, the practice demonstrates routine involvement in high-end environmental, aboriginal, retail, healthcare and financial service matters, playing home to Michael Feder KC who represents leading names within the mining, energy, forestry sectors; he is based alongside Aidan Cameron, uniquely well-placed to support on disputes pertaining to residential and commercial property schemes, in addition to P3 projects, as well as associate Patrick Williams, a litigator focused on product liability and contractual disputes. The firm is a particularly formidable player in the Ontario market, where its litigation department houses over 100 lawyers, who thrive on ADR, competition, tax and franchise disputes, professional and product liability and white-collar defence. Paul Steep, a lawyer well-versed before the Supreme Court of Canada, serves as an authority on securities disputes whereas Sarit Batner disperses specialist knowledge of breach of contract, patent, professional negligence and shareholder disputes. Junior Sirivar  co-chairs the firm’s international arbitration group from Toronto, enjoying particular accomplishment within the banking, mining, telecoms and healthcare sectors, meanwhile Eric Block is active on the trade secret, cannabis, and defamation disputes fronts. In Quebec, Montreal-based duo Mason Poplaw  and Isabelle Vendette are especially recommended, the former due to his manufacturing, retail, financial services and property expertise and the latter due to her exceptional knowledge within consumer law, unfair competition and false advertising affairs.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Zayid

Other key lawyers:

R Paul Steep; Sarit Batner; Junior Sirivar; Eric Block; Geoff Hall; Christine Lonsdale; Christopher Hubbard; Eric Block; Brandon Kain; Moya Graham; Adam Goldenberg

Testimonials

‘Doug Yoshida’s team did an incredible with a challenging multi-party matter in which potential exposure exceeded 100 million. The team executed a strategy that shifted liability to other parties and secured a favorable settlement. Great rapport with opposing counsel and the mediator.’

‘The Firm has incredible depth; subject matter experts are readily available within the firm when the client is engaged in complex litigation. The firm is diligent in monitoring billable hours, ensuring tasks are assigned to the appropriate staff level.’

‘Kara Smyth is diligent in her preparation, responsive to client needs and fully engaged in the task at hand when representing her client.’

‘I believe the practice has an excellent depth of coverage, and in my case, particularly relating to energy matters. They have top notch partners with a budding team of associates. They are able to leverage expertise and experience from across their different offices to ensure service delivery. I have some experience of their disclosure product which i believe is a useful and productive tool to assist clients in their dispute resolution affairs.’

‘i really enjoy working with Tim Ellam, and he would be my first port of call for any Canadian related matters.’

‘Hugo Babos Marchand: very pragmatic and result oriented. Nicolas CLoutier: Thinks outside the box.’

‘The team that is provided to my organization is top notch. When specialists are required for particularly intricate matters McCarthy’s always seem to bring the right people into the mix.’

‘Suzanne Murphy and Moya Graham have been especially helpful to us. They provide excellent advice and are available whenever we need them.’

Key clients

Ericsson Canada

Bell Canada

Cineworld Group plc

Echelon Environmental Ltd.

Nigig Power Corporation

Michael DeGroote

BMW of North America, BMW Canada Inc.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

The Honourable Catherine McKenna

Hydro One Networks

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

Enbridge

Abbott Laboratories

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented The Toronto–Dominion Bank in a high-profile case surrounding the collapse of Stanford International Bank (SIB) and argued the appeal in April 2022.
  • Counsel to First Nations in a historic class proceeding that resulted in an $8 billion settlement to address water infrastructure issues and long-term drinking water advisories on reserve.
  • Representing Cineworld Group plc in a precedent-setting M&A litigation relating to the termination of a $2.8 billion bid to acquire Cineplex by way of arrangement agreement.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec Tier 1

At McCarthy Tétrault, the Calgary disputes team combines IP, construction, insurance, oil and gas, securities and insolvency expertise and is home to Sean Smyth KC, famed for his prowess in class action, commercial contract, shareholder’s rights and directors liabilities claims. Kara Smyth  is likewise integral to the offering, owing to her experience in fiduciary duty, product liability, agro-science and technology-related disputes, while, at the more junior end, associate Sandra Aigbinode Lange is a name to watch for litigious energy, power, project and infrastructure matters. Elsewhere, at the Vancouver office, the practice demonstrates routine involvement in high-end environmental, aboriginal, retail, healthcare and financial service matters, playing home to Michael Feder KC who represents leading names within the mining, energy, forestry sectors; he is based alongside Aidan Cameron, uniquely well-placed to support on disputes pertaining to residential and commercial property schemes, in addition to P3 projects, as well as associate Patrick Williams, a litigator focused on product liability and contractual disputes. The firm is a particularly formidable player in the Ontario market, where its litigation department houses over 100 lawyers, who thrive on ADR, competition, tax and franchise disputes, professional and product liability and white-collar defence. Paul Steep, a lawyer well-versed before the Supreme Court of Canada, serves as an authority on securities disputes whereas Sarit Batner disperses specialist knowledge of breach of contract, patent, professional negligence and shareholder disputes. Junior Sirivar  co-chairs the firm’s international arbitration group from Toronto, enjoying particular accomplishment within the banking, mining, telecoms and healthcare sectors, meanwhile Eric Block is active on the trade secret, cannabis, and defamation disputes fronts. In Quebec, Montreal-based duo Mason Poplaw  and Isabelle Vendette are especially recommended, the former due to his manufacturing, retail, financial services and property expertise and the latter due to her exceptional knowledge within consumer law, unfair competition and false advertising affairs.

Practice head(s):

Steeves Bujold; Caroline Zayid

Other key lawyers:

Mason Poplaw; Isabelle Vendette; François Giroux; Julie-Martine Loranger; Kristian Brabander; Gabriel Querry; Geneviève St-Cyr Larkin; Hugo Babos-Marchand

Testimonials

‘Doug Yoshida’s team did an incredible with a challenging multi-party matter in which potential exposure exceeded 100 million. The team executed a strategy that shifted liability to other parties and secured a favorable settlement. Great rapport with opposing counsel and the mediator.’

‘The Firm has incredible depth; subject matter experts are readily available within the firm when the client is engaged in complex litigation. The firm is diligent in monitoring billable hours, ensuring tasks are assigned to the appropriate staff level.’

‘Kara Smyth is diligent in her preparation, responsive to client needs and fully engaged in the task at hand when representing her client.’

‘I believe the practice has an excellent depth of coverage, and in my case, particularly relating to energy matters. They have top notch partners with a budding team of associates. They are able to leverage expertise and experience from across their different offices to ensure service delivery. I have some experience of their disclosure product which i believe is a useful and productive tool to assist clients in their dispute resolution affairs.’

‘i really enjoy working with Tim Ellam, and he would be my first port of call for any Canadian related matters.’

‘Hugo Babos Marchand: very pragmatic and result oriented. Nicolas CLoutier: Thinks outside the box.’

‘The team that is provided to my organization is top notch. When specialists are required for particularly intricate matters McCarthy’s always seem to bring the right people into the mix.’

‘Suzanne Murphy and Moya Graham have been especially helpful to us. They provide excellent advice and are available whenever we need them.’

Key clients

CIBC

Desjardins Financial Group

Bombardier Inc.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Bell Canada / BCE

Abbott Laboratories

Raymond Chabot Administrateur Provisoire

Wärtsilä Canada

Heritage Education Funds, Knowledge First Financial Institution, Children’s Education Funds Inc.

Benjamin Ahdoot

National Bank / National Bank Financial

Telecon Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Desjardins Trust and Desjardins Financial Services Firm in a multibillion class action alleging false and misleading representations in relation to the issuance, distribution and sales of principal protected term certificates to the retail market.        
  • Acting for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the second-largest pension fund in Canada, and its real estate subsidiaries Otéra Capital Holding Inc. and Ivanhoé Cambridge against a C$7.3 million wrongful termination and defamation claim instituted by Otéra’s former president, CEO and board chairman, who was also a C-suite executive and board member of Ivanhoé at the time of his termination.
  • Representing Bombardier Aerospace in a very significant and complex contractual dispute with one of its suppliers.

Canada > Business immigration Tier 2

With multiple offices across Canada, the team at McCarthy Tétrault assists clients on varying immigration issues across many sectors such as banking, automobiles, infrastructure, retail, agriculture and power generation. Stéphane Duval heads the practice and focuses on the handling of visas, work permits, permanent residences and labour market impact assessments. Julie Resetarits has over 20 years’ worth of experience in immigration law, with specific focus on professional mobility, work permits and global immigration. The team has grown with the arrival of Thomas Courvoisier Daoust in August 2021 and Angélique Adam in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Julie Resetarits; Amy Dupuis-Sène; Shefali Tanna

Work highlights

    Canada > Cannabis Tier 2

    The team at McCarthy Tétrault is well-equipped to advise international consumer packaged goods companies on global market entry strategies. Its expertise includes risk management, branding and advertising. In addition, the team often oversees regulatory matters and the execution of joint venture agreements and is co-led by both Ranjeev Dhillon and Awanish Sinha. Dhillon’s clients range from clinics, industry consultants and patient outreach platforms, to not-for-profit organisations and retailers. Sinha supports the team with his litigation expertise on cannabis related matters. Partner Lance Williams joined the practice from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP meanwhile Danielle Bush arrived from Miller Thomson.

    Practice head(s):

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘The Cannabis team were outstanding counsel on cannabis matters.’

    ‘The strength of the team is the ability to handle complex corporate matters and unique regulatory issues.’

    ‘Rami Chalabi, Ranjeev Dhillon: both are excellent on both Canadian corporate law, cannabis regulatory law, and sector dynamics generally.’

    Key clients

    Sundial Growers Inc.

    Aurora Cannabis Inc.

    Phoena Holdings Inc. (formerly CannTrust Holdings Inc.)

    Tryke Companies (“Tryke”) (dba as Reef Dispensaries)

    Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.

    AV Cannabis Inc. dba Ace Valley

    Tilray, Inc. (formerly Aphria Inc.)

    Canopy Growth Corporation

    Truss Beverages Limited Partnership

    Yaax II GP LLC

    Work highlights

    • Advised Sundial Growers Inc. in connection to its $346m acquisition of Alcanna Inc..
    • Advised Tryke Companies with its disposition to Curaleaf Holdings Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $286m.
    • Advised Phoena Holdings Inc. in connection to its exit from creditor protection and its subsidiary receiving $17m in financing from a Netherlands-based private equity investment company.

    Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 2

    A strong performer in the M&A and cross-border spheres, McCarthy Tétrault leverages its extensive national platform, together with its New York and London offices, to pack a punch in large-scale corporate transactions. In a highlight example of its multi-jurisdictional prowess, Shea Small, who splits his time between Toronto and London, advised Australia-headquartered Wyloo Metals on its C$617m acquisition of all the shares of Noront Resources that it did not already possess. In Vancouver, Roger Taplin is a sought-after name for his experience in mining financing and M&A, including streaming transactions. Rounding out the key partners is Toronto-based M&A and corporate finance specialist Eva Bellissimo; she co-heads the global mining practice alongside Small and Taplin.

    Key clients

    Korea Resources

    South32

    Wyloo Metals

    Anglo American

    Taseko Mines

    Appian Capital Advisory

    Altius Renewable Royalties Corp.

    Evolution Mining

    Great Panther Mining

    Endeavour Mining

    Glencore

    Mubadala Investment Company

    Newcrest Mining

    Rio Tinto

    Royal Gold

    SSR Mining

    Skeena Resources

    Vale

    Vox Royalty Corp

    Wheaton Precious Metals

    Work highlights

    • Advised Nomad Royalty on its arrangement agreement with Sandstorm Gold pursuant to which Sandstorm will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Nomad in an all-share transaction valued at approximately C$755m.
    • Advised Rio Tinto on its proposed C$2.7bn all-cash insider acquisition of Turquoise Hill Resources, which operates the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia.
    • Advised Newcrest Mining on its proposed C$3.5bn acquisition of Pretium Resources.

    Canada > Indigenous law Tier 2

    The team at McCarthy Tétrault serves as a one-stop shop, advising clients on all Aboriginal law matters and assisting them through evolving laws and policies. The team has overseen Aboriginal water title claims, the impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, risk management, the assessment of right assertions and issues arising from the Indian Act; it is also noted for its comprehensive understanding of the financing process in Indigenous owned projects and the acquisition of interests within such projects. Bryn Gray leads the group from Toronto, boasting specialist knowledge of both Aboriginal law and commercial litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    Other key lawyers:

    Selina Lee-Andersen ; Marc-Alexandre Hudon

    Key clients

    Newcrest Mining Limited

    Vale Canada

    Skeena Resources

    CN Rail

    Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

    Infrastructure Ontario

    Tataskweyak Cree Nation

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

    Bruce Power

    Foran Mining

    Work highlights

    • Acted for Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, and Neskantaga First Nation as representative plaintiffs in $8 bn settlement in damages from the federal government for failing to provide adequate access to potable water on various First Nations’ reserves in Canada.
    • Advised Skeena Resources Limited on the negotiation of several agreements with the Tahltan Central Government for the Eskay Creek Project and in respect of the negotiation between the Province of British Columbia and the Tahltan Central Government on a regulatory consent agreement for Skeena Resources’ Eskay Creek Project under the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
    • Advised Newcrest Mining Limited on consultation and engagement strategy with Tahltan Nation, Tsetsault Ski Km La Ha, Nisga’a Nation and Gitanyow Heridtary Chiefs in connection with the acquisition of the Brucejack Mine.

    Canada > Insurance Tier 2

    McCarthy Tétrault scores highly with clients for its ‘thorough knowledge of the insurance licensing process and regulatory requirements‘. In Toronto, high-profile department co-head Nancy Carroll attracts rave reviews from sources for her ‘keen understanding of both the regulatory landscape and marketplace‘; she recently teamed up with the firm’s private equity practice to advise True Wind Capital on its investment in Sterling Capital Brokers. Fellow group co-head Hartley Lefton, also in Toronto, is an impressive up-and-coming name within corporate insurance. The group’s robust regulatory and transactional offering is supplemented by a solid contentious capability, which draws on Toronto-based insurance litigation head William Scott and the ‘highly knowledgeable and practicalAidan Cameron in Vancouver.

    Testimonials

    ‘Nancy Carroll has a keen understanding of both the regulatory landscape and marketplace. She is reliable, very personable and goes out of her way to introduce people she believes will help our business.’

    ‘Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the insurance licensing process and regulatory requirements at both federal and provincial levels of government.’

    ‘Expertise in reinsurance – thorough and practical advice that you can rely on. Always responsive and accountable – delivers on time.’

    ‘McCarthy Tetrault’s insurance practice is unique due to the depth of knowledge and high level of client service its members provide. They are adaptable (for example: they are able to work within an AFA framework) and quick to respond to inquiries re: new files/potential representation.’

    ‘Nancy Carroll is a great partner to work with. Her insurance knowledge and business acumen make her our first choice for many complicated insurance matters.’

    ‘Nancy Carroll is a stand-out expert in financial services legislation and regulation, and one of the best in this area in Canada.’

    ‘Hartley Lefton provides solutions-driven insurance legal expertise. Start-up friendly, flexible to find the right path.’

    ‘Aidan Cameron is highly knowledgeable and practical.’

    Key clients

    iA Financial Group

    MKS Resources Inc.

    Quinlan Brothers Limited

    Siemens Canada

    Sun Life Assurance Company/Sun Life Financial Inc.

    Sunwing Travel Group

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    TRAK Construction Ltd.

    True Wind Capital

    Vale

    Work highlights

    • Advised TD Bank, as defendant, in connection with a claim arising from a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by a customer of TD.
    • Represented Vale in insurance coverage recovery claims against historic insurers arising from decades-long environmental pollution.
    • Acted for True Wind Capital on its investment in Sterling Capital Brokers, a technology-enabled Canadian insurance brokerage.

    Canada > Intellectual property Tier 2

    A team which thrives in protecting, defending, obtaining and monetizing its clients’ IP, McCarthy Tétrault is geared to support on patent prosecutions and applications, all forms of relevant disputes, and the IP aspects of major M&A and private equity deals. Steven Mason is routinely engaged on litigious matters by leading technology, software, telecommunications and pharmaceutical players meanwhile Alfred Macchione, a fellow practice co-head, is distinctly well-versed in guiding early-stage business and start-ups on the protection and development of IP. Based alongside them in Toronto is Barry Sookman, a lawyer active on both the strategic advice and litigations, dispersing his expertise on copyright, internet, e-commerce and privacy law matters, as well as pharma, biologics, entertainment, software and telecommunications sector specialist, Fiona Legere. In Vancouver, Vincent Yip is a key port of all for acquisition, commercialization and enforcement affairs.

    Practice head(s):

    Steven Mason; Alfred Macchione; David Tait; Lisa Melanson

    Other key lawyers:

    Barry Sookman; Fiona Legere; Vincent Yip; Daniel Glover; Steven Tanner; Sanjaya Mendis

    Key clients

    AbbVie

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Celgene

    Bell Canada

    Music Canada

    Farmers Edge

    Apple, Inc.

    The STARZ Group

    Merck & Co

    Allergan Inc.

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. / Bayer Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Representing Merck in multiple patent infringement actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations in relation to generic versions of JANUVIA, JANUMET, and JANUMET XR.
    • Advising Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in its stock and asset purchase agreement to sell substantially all assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Donlen Corporation, to Athene Holding Ltd.
    • Representing AbbVie in several ongoing patent infringement actions involving its blockbuster drug, HUMIRA® (adalimumab).

    Canada > International expertise Tier 2

    McCarthy Tétrault is widely recognized for the strength of its cross-border transactional capability in mining, with additional experience in financial services, real estate, energy and technology. Its ability to lean on a sizeable London office, which practises Canadian and UK law, as well as a well-staffed New York platform is also a draw for global clients. Global mining co-head Shea Small splits his time between London and Toronto and is a first port of call for multi-jurisdictional mining M&A; he advised Australia’s Wyloo Metals on its C$617m acquisition of all the shares of Noront Resources that it did not already own. London managing partner Robert Brant and New York managing partner Matthew Cumming are also highly regarded.

    Practice head(s):

    Key clients

    Abu Dhabi Investment Council

    Appian Capital Advisory LLP

    AstraZeneca plc

    Blackstone Group

    China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

    Centrica plc

    CVC Capital Partners

    Eddyfi/NDT

    Endeavour Mining

    Gazit Globe

    GIC

    Glencore AG

    Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

    HPS Investment Partners

    MDC Industry Holding Company LLC

    Mubadala Investment Company

    Nestlé S.A.

    Newcrest Mining

    Orocobre Limited

    Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

    Rio Tinto

    Stonepeak

    Viavi Solutions Inc.

    Votorantim Group

    Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd.

    Zijin Mining Group Co.

    Work highlights

    • Acting for Blackstone and Benetton on their €58bn buyout offer for Atlantia.
    • Advising Rio Tinto on its proposed $2.7bn all-cash insider acquisition of Turquoise Hill Resources, which operates the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia.
    • Advising Brookfield Infrastructure on its unsolicited cash and securities exchange takeover bid for Inter Pipeline, to further a proposed going-private transaction valued at C$13.5bn.

    Canada > Labour and employment Tier 2

    McCarthy Tétrault‘s labour and employment practice brings to bear the full weight of its national offering. A dominant Ontario practice combines with an increasingly prominent Alberta team, together with well-staffed platforms in Quebec and BC, to provide extensive Canadian coverage of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment issues. In Toronto, national department head Tim Lawson is recognized for his broad practice, which has an emphasis on representing major clients in the energy, financial services, transport, retail and construction sectors. Other key names in Toronto include Toronto practice lead Sunil Kapur and Kate McNeill-Keller. In Calgary, Shana Wolch is a ‘highly intelligent and responsive lawyer‘, while rising star associate Justin Turc is a ‘trusted resource‘. In Montreal, André Baril is a go-to labour and employment specialist. Christopher McHardy is a key contact in Vancouver.

    Practice head(s):

    Testimonials

    ‘While I have worked with a number of law firms in the past who all have good knowledge in their relevant practice areas, the depth and breadth of the McCarthy team in the labour and employment area is second to none.’

    ‘Their approach to new files is always from a practical business perspective and they are acutely aware of current macro/market circumstances as well as specific issues that may change the risk/reward analysis that is done on a file and the ultimate path forward.’

    The firm has built a very strong, responsive and diverse team. What makes their lawyers unique is their ability to deeply personalize their advice to the client, their context and their needs. MT has done this by strategically bringing on individuals who embody different backgrounds, strengths and talents.’

    Shana Wolch is a highly intelligent and responsive lawyer. She does an incredible job of balancing our company’s context with the legal requirements for each and every situation. Most remarkably, Shana’s response time is way beyond any standard I have experienced.’

    ‘The responsiveness, practicality, business sense and sheer drive to get to the right outcome on a file makes Shana Wolch our first call for any L&E law matter. Shana provides us with exceptional service and exceeds our expectations in terms of outcomes on our L&E matters.’

    Working for Shana Wolch, Justin Turc has also become a trusted resource over the years as we navigate L&E matters. Mirroring many of Shana’s traits, Justin’s support and vested interest on files has been invaluable.’

    ‘The firm has superior/outstanding client service and relationship development. It’s legal advice and practice is top of class. The firm has implemented some terrific technology wherein we share access to the work being done by the firm.’

    ‘We value the firm for its client service and practical experience, particularly Sunil Kapur and Kate McNeill-Keller; both are stand-outs.’

    Key clients

    Bank of Montreal

    Hudson’s Bay Company

    Cirque du Soleil

    Via Rail

    ArcelorMittal

    Ivanhoé Cambridge

    Ericsson Canada

    FedEx

    Rolls-Royce Canada Limited

    Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc

    CM (Canada) Asset Management

    Inter Pipeline Ltd.

    Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

    CCMP Capital Advisors, LP

    Score Media and Gaming Inc.

    OMERS

    Enbridge Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advising the Government of Canada to act as chief spokesperson for the first-ever collective agreement negotiations with the union representing over 18,000 RCMP uniform police officers.
    • Advising Cirque du Soleil in the context of the worldwide restructuring of the activities of the group of companies, including liaising and coordinating with outside legal counsel in various other jurisdictions.
    • Advising Hudson’s Bay Company throughout the pandemic on its Covid-19 strategy, including navigating government financial programs, layoffs, recalls, return to work protocols, vaccination policies and health and safety compliance.

    Canada > Pensions Tier 2

    McCarthy Tétrault‘s team advises an array of clients such as employers, administrators, governments, sponsors, service providers and regulators. As well as advising on the establishment and management of pension, benefit and executive compensation plans, the team is also proficient in overseeing pension plan mergers and spin-offs, the designation of beneficiaries and fiduciary responsibilities. Deron Waldock  and Randy Bauslaugh co-lead the practice from Toronto. Waldock’s experience includes the handling of registered retirement savings plans and welfare benefit plans, whereas Bauslaugh’s practice focus includes regulatory compliance and executive compensation arrangements. Kelleher Lynch is another key contact. Scott Bell joined the team from Torys.

    Other key lawyers:

    Kelleher Lynch; Gregory Winfield 

    Key clients

    Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

    CCMP Capital Advisors, LP

    Jamieson Laboratories Ltd.

    Score Media and Gaming Inc.

    HSBC Bank

    University of Windsor

    OMERS

    Enbridge Inc.

    Credit Suisse AG

    Brewers Retail Inc.

    Climate Change Law Initiative

    Christian Schools Pension and Benefit Plans Boards of Trustees

    Wells Fargo

    Nestlé

    Work highlights

    • Advised Crane Co on a strategy to wind up a multi-jurisdictional pension plan, share its surplus with plan participants, establish a replacement retirement savings arrangement that is not subject to pension standards legislation, and obtain all necessary minimum pension standards.
    • Represented Brewers Retail Inc. in a Class Action and Regulatory dispute relating to novel issues associated with indexing provisions, alleged regulatory misbehaviour relating to employer and plan member interests involving concurrent proceedings in the courts and the and the Ontario Financial Services Tribunal.

    Canada > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

    The team at McCarthy Tétrault excels on domestic and cross-border restructurings, work-outs and insolvencies. The group has extensive experience overseeing Canadian and US border bankruptcies as well as those concerning European issues. Dedicated bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency expert James Gage leads the practice from Toronto; his breadth of expertise benefits an array of clients including creditors, investors, debtors and court officers. Sean Collins oversees both out of court and court-supervised restructurings and is a key contact for reorganizations. Lance Williams joined the practice from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.

    Practice head(s):

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc.

    Atis Group

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    CannTrust Holdings Inc.

    Ernst & Young Inc.

    Groupe Dynamite

    Hertz Corporation

    Investissement Québec; Sayona Mining Limited, Sayona Quebec Inc. & 9444-1169 Quebec Inc.

    National Bank of Canada

    Nemaska Lithium and, subsequently, its former directors and officers

    Northern Pulp Nova Scotia

    PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.

    Raymond Chabot

    Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

    Welichem Research General Partnership

    Wiivv Wearables Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented CannTrust in its successful CCAA proceedings.
    • Advised and represented apparel retailer Groupe Dynamite in its CCAA and the chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code restructuring, which aimed at renegotiating its leases for its over 300 stores in North America.  
    • Advised Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation in CCAA proceedings wherein it and various affiliates are the debtor companies.

    Canada > Dispute resolution: Alberta Tier 2

    At McCarthy Tétrault, the Calgary disputes team combines IP, construction, insurance, oil and gas, securities and insolvency expertise and is home to Sean Smyth KC, famed for his prowess in class action, commercial contract, shareholder’s rights and directors liabilities claims. Kara Smyth  is likewise integral to the offering, owing to her experience in fiduciary duty, product liability, agro-science and technology-related disputes, while, at the more junior end, associate Sandra Aigbinode Lange is a name to watch for litigious energy, power, project and infrastructure matters. Elsewhere, at the Vancouver office, the practice demonstrates routine involvement in high-end environmental, aboriginal, retail, healthcare and financial service matters, playing home to Michael Feder KC who represents leading names within the mining, energy, forestry sectors; he is based alongside Aidan Cameron, uniquely well-placed to support on disputes pertaining to residential and commercial property schemes, in addition to P3 projects, as well as associate Patrick Williams, a litigator focused on product liability and contractual disputes. The firm is a particularly formidable player in the Ontario market, where its litigation department houses over 100 lawyers, who thrive on ADR, competition, tax and franchise disputes, professional and product liability and white-collar defence. Paul Steep, a lawyer well-versed before the Supreme Court of Canada, serves as an authority on securities disputes whereas Sarit Batner disperses specialist knowledge of breach of contract, patent, professional negligence and shareholder disputes. Junior Sirivar  co-chairs the firm’s international arbitration group from Toronto, enjoying particular accomplishment within the banking, mining, telecoms and healthcare sectors, meanwhile Eric Block is active on the trade secret, cannabis, and defamation disputes fronts. In Quebec, Montreal-based duo Mason Poplaw  and Isabelle Vendette are especially recommended, the former due to his manufacturing, retail, financial services and property expertise and the latter due to her exceptional knowledge within consumer law, unfair competition and false advertising affairs.

    Practice head(s):

    Douglas Yoshida; Caroline Zayid

    Other key lawyers:

    Sean Smyth KC; Kara Smyth ; Sandra Aigbinode Lange; Michael Briggs; Timothy Ellam KC

    Testimonials

    ‘Doug Yoshida’s team did an incredible with a challenging multi-party matter in which potential exposure exceeded 100 million. The team executed a strategy that shifted liability to other parties and secured a favorable settlement. Great rapport with opposing counsel and the mediator.’

    ‘The Firm has incredible depth; subject matter experts are readily available within the firm when the client is engaged in complex litigation. The firm is diligent in monitoring billable hours, ensuring tasks are assigned to the appropriate staff level.’

    ‘Kara Smyth is diligent in her preparation, responsive to client needs and fully engaged in the task at hand when representing her client.’

    ‘I believe the practice has an excellent depth of coverage, and in my case, particularly relating to energy matters. They have top notch partners with a budding team of associates. They are able to leverage expertise and experience from across their different offices to ensure service delivery. I have some experience of their disclosure product which i believe is a useful and productive tool to assist clients in their dispute resolution affairs.’

    ‘i really enjoy working with Tim Ellam, and he would be my first port of call for any Canadian related matters.’

    ‘Hugo Babos Marchand: very pragmatic and result oriented. Nicolas CLoutier: Thinks outside the box.’

    ‘The team that is provided to my organization is top notch. When specialists are required for particularly intricate matters McCarthy’s always seem to bring the right people into the mix.’

    ‘Suzanne Murphy and Moya Graham have been especially helpful to us. They provide excellent advice and are available whenever we need them.’

    Key clients

    Aurora Cannabis Inc.

    Razor Energy

    Crescent Point Energy Corp.

    Lafarge Canada

    Woods Canada Limited

    City of Medicine Hat

    Uber

    MEG Energy Corp.

    Alberta Electric System Operator

    Shell Canada Limited

    Enbridge, Inc.

    Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. (formerly, Talisman Energy Inc.)

    Cenovus Energy Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Representing Wood Canada Limited in the defence of a claim involving the alleged structural failure of a civil engineering structure.    
    • Acting for the City of Medicine Hat in a claim against the federal crown for C$90 million in compensation resulting from the first-ever emergency protection order for the Greater Sage-Grouse issued by the Federal Minister of the Environment.
    • Representing Crescent Point in defence of an approximately $100 million claim over oil and gas assets located in Manitoba with agreements governed by Colorado and Alberta law and parties located in Canada and Australia.

    Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 3

    Led out of Calgary by transactional oil and gas lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault‘s practice is well-versed across a range of asset acquisitions and disposals, financings, joint ventures and commercial arrangements. Brian Bidyk, who has recently undertaken transactions for clients such as West Lake Energy and Bench Creek Resources, co-heads the department alongside Kerri Howard, who advises on energy-related M&A, securities offerings and other transactional matters. Gordon Nettleton is a key contact for energy regulatory, Indigenous and environmental law matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Key clients

    Brookfield Infrastructure

    Razor Energy Corp.

    West Lake Energy Corp.

    Enbridge Inc.

    PrairieSky Royalty

    Surge Energy Inc.

    Board of Directors of Tangle Creek Energy Inc.

    Shell Canada

    Suncor Energy Inc.

    Parkland Corporation

    Wyatt Resources Ltd.

    Bench Creek Resources Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Advised Brookfield Infrastructure in connection with its unsolicited cash and securities exchange takeover bid for Inter Pipeline and going-private transaction, valued at C$15bn.
    • Acted for Surge Energy on its C$58m acquisition of Fire Sky Energy.
    • Acted for Shell Canada on its investment in the C$875m biofuel plant in Varennes Quebec; the project is a partnership with Enerkem, Shell, Suncor and Proman with leadership and investment from the Federal Government and the Quebec Government.

    Canada > Public procurement Tier 3

    McCarthy Tétrault‘s team advises on all procurement matters with particular strength in the structuring of procurements, defending clients procurements from legal challenges and preparing contracts. Calgary-based Catherine Samuel and Toronto-based Tristan Musgrave co-lead the practice. Musgrave is noted for her handling of PPPs. The practice was joined by Puneet Kohli from DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.

    Testimonials

    ‘The team is exceptional in terms of being able to get the deal done. They are always current on what’s happening on the political and regulatory front and draft agreements/docs that are tight.’

    ‘Tristan Musgrave is always a pleasure to deal with; he is responsive and highly competent. I’m never sure how he manages the volume of work he does but he always lets you know how long things will take and he always delivers on time.’

     

    Key clients

    Canada Infrastructure Bank

    Noventa Energy Partners

    Ministry of the Solicitor General Ontario

    Wood Canada Limited

    York University

    Société de financement et d’accompagnement en performance énergétique s.e.c.

    ATB Financial

    Fiera Capital

    Niagara Health System

    Vantage Airport Group

    Metrolinx

    Brooks Solar II Corporation (a subsidiary of Elemental Energy Inc.)

    Infrastructure Ontario

    Trillium Health Partners

    Aecon Concessions

    Mosaic Transit Group

    CIBC World Markets

    ACS Infrastructure Canada

    Unity Health

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Ryerson University

    Work highlights

    • Advised Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Solicitor General to structure and procure all aspects of the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a new correctional complex in Thunder Bay, Ontario, which will replace the existing and decrepit Thunder Bay Correctional Centre and Thunder Bay Jail.  
    • Advised Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on the procurement of the Scarborough Subway Extension.
    • Advised Trillium Health Partners on the procurement of the Trillium Health Partners Broader Redevelopment.

    Canada > Construction Tier 3

    Built on a unique model of collaboration, innovation and efficiency, McCarthy Tétrault delivers strategic and innovative legal and business solutions for clients, wherever their business takes them. The firm advises on complex and significant matters for Canadian and international interests, offering clients access to unparalleled legal talent, practice experience, and deep knowledge of the industries driving the Canadian and global economies. The firm has worked with all levels of government to develop laws and regulations that have shaped — and continue to shape — the Canadian market. With offices in Canada’s major commercial centres, in New York and London, UK, McCarthy Tétrault delivers services in business law, litigation, tax, real estate, and labour and employment law. With a fully integrated platform, lawyers work seamlessly across practice areas and regions, representing major Canadian and international clients.

    As Canada’s most innovative law firm, McCarthy Tétrault has led advancements in the legal profession and effectively adapted to changing client needs. The firm continues to re-imagine and restructure legal service delivery, driving value for clients through customised project management, alternative fee arrangements, creative staffing solutions and process re-engineering. McCarthy Tétrault has developed MT>Divisions & Client Solutions, a group of complementary business lines, either acquired or developed by the firm including MT>3, MT>Align, MT>Ventures, MT>Version, and MT>iplus. Each offering supports the proactive, technology-empowered nature of the enterprise and the ability to rapidly scale and launch innovative solutions.

    Dedicated to investing in its people, clients, and communities, McCarthy Tétrault’s Inclusion Now program is an ambitious plan to accelerate a vision to be the firm of choice for clients and talent. A first-of-its-kind in the Canadian legal profession, McCarthy Tétrault has built an Inclusion Office that weaves together the values of diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility, informing every aspect of the firm.

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    CEO David Leonard
    Chair David Lever
    British Columba Managing Partner Sven Milelli
    Alberta Managing Partner Olivia Colic
    Ontario Managing Partner Godyne Sibay
    Quebec Managing Partner Karl Tabbakh
    Quebec City Managing Partner Mathieu Laflamme
    New York, US Managing Partner Matthew Cumming
    London, UK Managing Partner Robert Brant
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    Andrew Armstrong photo Andrew ArmstrongAndrew is a partner in the Toronto office. His practice is principally…
    Ana Badour photo Ana BadourAna is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Toronto Financial Services group and…
    Gordon Baird photo Gordon BairdFocuses on lending and secured transactions, with particular emphasis on the power,…
    Sarit Batner photo Sarit BatnerSuccessful trial and appellate practice, focused on complex commercial litigation and arbitrations.…
    Randy Bauslaugh photo Randy BauslaughPensions, benefits, executive compensation and related investment arrangements. Advises employers, administrators, trustees…
    Eric S. Block photo Eric S. BlockA partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP since 2002.…
    Barbara J. Boake photo Barbara J. BoakeThe firm’s National Practice Leader and member of Senior Leadership Team. Practices…
    Oliver Borgers photo Oliver BorgersPractice focuses on all aspects of antitrust law, foreign investment and national…
    John Boscariol photo John BoscariolActs for a wide range of clients on investigations, enforcement, disputes and…
    Robert Brant photo Robert BrantRobert Brant is the Managing Partner of our London, England office where…
    Jo-Anna Brimmer photo Jo-Anna BrimmerPartner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Toronto. She has a…
    Grant Buchanan photo Grant BuchananPractice focuses on broadcast and telecom regulation and Copyright Board work. Broad…
    Douglas Cannon photo Douglas CannonPractices taxation law with an emphasis on Canadian and cross-border mergers and…
    Nancy Carroll photo Nancy CarrollNational Head of Insurance and Reinsurance Group. With deep insurance regulatory and…
    Rami Chalabi photo Rami ChalabiRami Chalabi is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in…
    Scott Chalmers photo Scott ChalmersScott is a partner in the Business Law Group in Toronto and…
    Noel Chow photo Noel ChowNoel Chow is an associate in the firm’s Financial Services Group in…
    Abraham Costin photo Abraham CostinPractice covers a full range of transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, development and…
    Darryl Cruz photo Darryl CruzDarryl’s litigation practice is focused on professional liability and commercial litigation. He…
    John Currie photo John CurrieCommercial real estate practice covers all aspects of real estate transactions, including…
    Ranjeev Dhillon photo Ranjeev DhillonRanjeev is a partner and Co-Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s national Cannabis Law…
    Carmen Francis photo Carmen FrancisCarmen Francis is a senior associate in the firm’s International Trade &…
    Stephen Furlan photo Stephen FurlanPractice focuses on project finance and secured lending. Regularly advises Canadian and…
    James Gage photo James GagePractises exclusively in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Extensive experience advising debtors,…
    Robert Glasgow photo Robert GlasgowRobert is recognized for his strategic, proactive approach. Robert regularly provides advice…
    Daniel Glover photo Daniel GloverPartner in Intellectual Property group and national co-lead of Cyber/Data group. Advises…
    Tzen-Yi Goh photo Tzen-Yi GohMaintains a general real estate practice, with a particular emphasis on real…
    Adam Goldenberg photo Adam GoldenbergAdam is a litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault. His trial and arbitration practice focuses…
    Moya Graham photo Moya GrahamA partner in the firm’s litigation group in Toronto, Moya’s practice focuses…
    Danny Grandilli photo Danny GrandilliDanny’s practice focuses on private equity funds, pension fund investments, limited partnerships,…
    Bryn Gray photo Bryn GrayPartner specializing in Aboriginal law with experience working on a broad range…
    Jason Gudofsky photo Jason GudofskyJason is the Chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group.…
    Geoff Hall photo Geoff HallGeoff is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group in the firm’s…
    Robert Hansen photo Robert HansenPartner based in Toronto focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets…
    Martha Harrison photo Martha HarrisonPartner in the International Trade and Investment Law group, specializes in international…
    Richard Higa photo Richard HigaPractice focuses on all aspects of domestic and cross-border financings, including acquisition,…
    Donald Houston photo Donald HoustonCompetition law and litigation practice includes defending criminal prosecutions, Competition Tribunal proceedings…
    Nikiforos Iatrou photo Nikiforos IatrouFocused on contentious antitrust matters, Niki is routinely retained by Canadian and…
    Christine Ing photo Christine IngChristine heads the firm’s National Technology Group and co-heads its Fintech Group.…
    Nigel Johnston photo Nigel JohnstonPractice focuses on providing tax advice to the investment funds and asset…
    Raj Juneja photo Raj JunejaRaj has more than 19 years’ experience navigating clients through evolving tax…
    Sunil Kapur photo Sunil KapurAdvises employers in financial services, manufacturing, transportation, education, health care, security, information…
    Matthew Kelleher photo Matthew KelleherMatthew is a Partner in the Business Law Group of McCarthy Tétrault…
    Erin Keogh photo Erin KeoghErin Keogh is an associate in the firm’s Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment…
    Christopher  Langdon photo Christopher LangdonChristopher Langdon is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto…
    Justin Lapedus photo Justin LapedusPartner in the Financial Services Group in the Toronto office, with a…
    Trevor Lawson photo Trevor LawsonTrevor Lawson is a partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Labour & Employment Group…
    Tim Lawson photo Tim LawsonPartner and Head of McCarthy’s Employment and Labour Group. Practicing Canadian management-side…
    Fiona Legere photo Fiona LegereFiona Legere is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Toronto Litigation Group.…
    David Lever photo David LeverDavid is Chair of the Board of Partners at McCarthy Tétrault and…
    Christine Lonsdale photo Christine LonsdaleChristine is a partner in the Litigation Group in Toronto. A premier…
    Kelleher Lynch photo Kelleher LynchKelleher is an Associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s National Pension, Benefits, and Executive…
    Marc MacMullin photo Marc MacMullinLeader of the firm’s National Financial Services Group. Partner in the firm’s…
    Alfred Macchione photo Alfred MacchionePractices all aspects of clearance, acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trade-marks,…
    Ian Mak photo Ian MakIan Mak is a partner in the Financial Services Group in Toronto.…
    Steven Mason photo Steven MasonChair of the firm’s National Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Acted as lead…
    Dean C. Masse photo Dean C. MasseDean focuses on securitization, structured finance, securities and fintech transactions, including single-seller,…
    Andrew Matheson photo Andrew MathesonAndrew is the Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s National White Collar and Investigations…
    Shevaun McGrath photo Shevaun McGrathPartner. Co-head of the firm’s national Private Equity Group. Focuses on M&A,…
    Frank McLaughlin photo Frank McLaughlinFrank’s practice focuses on the defence of pharmaceutical product liability class actions,…
    Heather Meredith photo Heather MeredithPractice focuses on commercial insolvency, restructuring, bankruptcy and related litigation. Experience in…
    Suzanne Murphy photo Suzanne MurphySuzanne Murphy is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto…
    Lara Nathans photo Lara NathansLara is McCarthy Tetrault’s Industry Strategy Leader, responsible for leading the firm…
    Seán O'Neill photo Seán O'NeillIndustry Group Leader of firm’s National Power Group and Partner in the…
    Seán O'Neill photo Seán O'NeillIndustry Group Leader of firm’s National Power Group and Partner in the…
    Jamie Orzech photo Jamie OrzechPractice focuses on commercial real estate including acquisitions and dispositions of all…
    Andrew Parker photo Andrew ParkerAndrew is co-head of the firm’s National Capital Markets Practice and is…
    Dana Peebles photo Dana PeeblesPast Chair of the firm’s National Class Actions Team and partner in…
    Gabrielle Richards photo Gabrielle RichardsPractice focuses on tax implications of capital market transactions, corporate finance, mergers…
    Keith Rose photo Keith RoseKeith Rose draws on a practical background in the IT and telecommunications…
    Barry Ryan photo Barry RyanCounsel in Financial Services Group. Focus on financial institutions regulation, debt financings…
    Sean Sadler photo Sean SadlerPractice focused on securities trading and adviser regulation, particularly advising Canadian and…
    Deborah Salzberger photo Deborah SalzbergerDebbie acts for clients in domestic and multinational mergers and acquisitions with…
    Michael Scherman photo Michael SchermanMichael is a technology and privacy lawyer with deep experience in providing…
    William Scott photo William ScottWilliam’s practice includes the resolution of insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes and…
    Jonathan See photo Jonathan SeeJonathan See is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in…
    Adam Ship photo Adam ShipPartner in the firm’s Litigation Group and Lead of the firm’s national…
    Godyne Sibay photo Godyne SibayMcCarthy Tétrault’s Regional Managing Partner (Ontario), a Senior Partner in the firm’s…
    Junior Sirivar photo Junior SirivarJunior is a Partner and co-chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s International Arbitration Group.…
    Shea Small photo Shea SmallShea Small, Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Co-Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s…
    Barry Sookman photo Barry SookmanSenior counsel in the Technology Law Group. Former leader of the firm’s…
    R Paul Steep photo R Paul SteepLitigation partner based in Toronto, with a broad commercial litigation practice that…
    George Takach photo George TakachSenior partner in the firm’s Technology Law Group in Toronto. Generates significant…
    George Vegh photo George VeghPrior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, George was General Counsel of the Ontario…
    Deron Waldock photo Deron WaldockDeron is co-Chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s seven-lawyer national Pensions, Benefits & Executive…
    Gordon Willcocks photo Gordon WillcocksPractises in the area of public procurement, infrastructure and project development, particularly…
    Gregory Winfield photo Gregory WinfieldProvides strategic legal advice with respect to retirement, health & welfare and…
    David Woollcombe photo David WoollcombeDavid’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and public company advice.…
    Caroline Zayid photo Caroline ZayidNational Leader of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Practice focuses on product…
    Number of partners : 292
    Number of other lawyers : 415
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    McCarthy Tétrault’s industry-leading Inclusion Now program

    Inclusion Now is McCarthy Tétrault’s award-winning, action-oriented program aimed at attracting, retaining and advancing women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, members of the LGBTQ2S community, and people with disabilities.

    Recognized as the Diversity Initiative of the Year at the 2020 Canadian Law Awards, Inclusion Now is a multi-year program that informs every aspect of who we are as a Firm. Through Inclusion Now, we are eliminating structural barriers, ensuring equality of opportunity, providing cultural competency education, increasing diverse representation, and building a deeply inclusive culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging.

    McCarthy Tétrault is the first, and only, Canadian law firm to have a stand-alone office dedicated to diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility, and to have appointed a full-time Chief Inclusion Officer who is a member of our Leadership team and has a Firm-wide mandate. The Inclusion Now Office has three dedicated and two part-time resources, including a Senior Legal Advisor on Indigenous Initiatives, a role that is another first in the Canadian legal profession. McCarthy Tétrault is the only law firm in Canada making this level of investment into diversity and inclusion.

    Our Inclusion Now strategy has four pillars: Leadership, Talent, Culture, and Community.

    Leadership

    Inclusion Now is one of the Firm’s key priorities and we promote our goals through authentic leadership. Our Inclusion Now Council is chaired by the Firm’s CEO and comprised of Senior Leaders, who are ultimately accountable for its success.

    Additionally, we have launched four Action Groups: Pride, Race, Abilities and Gender Equality. To date, 30% of our people are engaged in the work of Inclusion Now.

    Talent

    We are committed to creating a workplace that represents the diversity of our profession, which necessitates enhancing the inclusiveness of our policies and practices. As part of Inclusion Now, we have developed a comprehensive performance measurement plan with ambitious and realistic goals to keep us accountable.