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Bennett Jones LLP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Hugh L MacKinnon
Managing Partners: Patrick T Maguire (Calgary), Stephen W Bowman (Toronto), Enzo J Barichello QC (Edmonton), Radha D Curpen (Vancouver), Gordon Cameron (New York), Melanie Aitken (USA), George M Vlavianos (Doha)
Number of partners: 209
Number of lawyers: 385 (includes partners)

Firm Overview:
Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognised Canadian law firm. The firm has over 400 lawyers and business advisors with 550 staff in nine Canadian and international offices — Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, New York and a representative office in Beijing. The firm’s focus on deepening relationships with clients in key global business centers has enabled it to lead a wide range of complex cross-border and international transactions and litigation. As such, Bennett Jones is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures and investments; connecting Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and around the world.

Firm Culture:
Bennett Jones reflects the integrity and professional excellence of the firm’s Founding Partners. Over the years, the firm has produced some of Canada’s most accomplished legal and business leaders, fostering values that established it as one of Canada’s most successful business law firms. The firm prides itself on offering clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking approaches to business, legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities. Mutual respect and collaboration are the cornerstones of client and colleague interactions. These efforts have not gone unnoticed — Bennett Jones is proud to have been recognised for 16 consecutive years as one of Canada’s ‘50 Best Employers’.

Main Areas of Practice:

Energy, Oil & Gas:
Key Clients:
ATCO Group, Repsol, Encana, MEG Energy, Devon Energy
Contact: Vivek Warrier
Tel: +403 298 3040
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Shawn Munro
Tel: +403 298 3481
Email: [email protected]

M&A:
Key Clients: ATCO Group, Waste Connections, Parkland Fuel, TriWest Capital Partners
Contact: Kris Hanc
Tel: +416 777 7395
Email: [email protected]
Contact: John Piasta
Tel: +403 298 3333
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
Key Clients: Dow Chemical, BMO, Nortel Noteholders, Volkswagen Group, ATCO Group, Qatar Aluminum
Contact: Richard Swan
Tel: +416 777 7479
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ken Lenz
Tel: +403 298 3317
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Key Clients:
Sanjel, Target Canada, US Steel
Contact: Kevin Zych
Tel: +416 777 5738
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Chris Simard
Tel: +403 298 4485
Email: [email protected]

Mining:
Key Clients:
Osisko Gold Royalties, McEwan Mining, Noront Resources, Premier Gold Mines, Klondex Mines, Victoria Gold
Contact: Sander Grieve
Tel: +416 777 4826
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
Key Clients: Penn West Petroleum, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Wells Fargo Bank
Contact: Steve Lutz
Tel: +416 777 5732
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Pat Brennan
Tel: +403 298 3433
Email: [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
Key Clients:
Apple, Parkland Fuel, Time Warner, Panasonic
Contact: Randal Hughes
Tel: +416 777 7471
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Melanie Aitken
Tel: +202 204 0500
Email: [email protected]

International Trade & Investment:
Key Clients:
Nestle Canada, Cenovus Energy
Contact: Darrel Pearson
Tel: +416 777 4811
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Key Clients: Brookfield Properties, Killam Properties, ATCO Group, Oxford Properties
Contact: Jane Helmstadter
Tel: +416 777 7470
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ron Barron
Tel: +403 298 3491
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure & Projects:
Key Clients:
Alberta Powerline, Nunavut Government, Toronto Waterfront Revitalization, Infrastructure Ontario, City of Vancouver
Contact: Jason Roth
Tel: +403 298 2070
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:
Key Clients: Riverstone Investment Group, TriWest Capital Partners, Natural Gas Partners
Contact: John Mercury
Tel: +403 298 4493
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Key Clients: Extendicare, Osisko Gold Royalties, Premier Gold Mines, SunEdison
Contact: Darcy Moch
Tel: +403 298 3390
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Thomas Bauer
Tel: +416 777 6540
Email: [email protected]