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Lexpert publishes Litigation special edition in Globe and Mail’s Report on Business

Lexpert published its special edition on Litigation in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine on November 28. This special Litigation edition includes the following feature articles: Suing for Privacy Violations: Most courts have been reluctant to award damages for privacy violations, but the tide may be turning Faster and Cheaper Litigation: The Supreme Court recently released a

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Submit your nominations for the Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence

This year’s Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence and will recognize mid-career accomplishments during 2013-2014.  Lexpert defines mid-career to include lawyers (or judges) having their first Call to the Bar in any Canadian jurisdiction between 1986 and 2000 inclusive.  Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia, the judiciary and

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‘A new type of retail market’: Loblaw-Shoppers deal clears competition review

Approximately eight months after the deal was announced, the Competition Bureau has finally cleared the blockbuster $12.4-billion merger between Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart — pending some concessions. The Competition Bureau handed down its judgement Friday. As part of the deal, Loblaw agreed to sell 18 stores and nine pharmacies to an independent operator. The Bureau

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Osler and McCarthys advising on Mattel’s acquisition of Mega Brands

The world’s number one toymaker, Mattel, is set to acquire Canadian Mega Brands in a foreign inbound deal worth $460 million that Mattel says will help it compete with Lego. The deal comes on the heels of a slow global toy market in 2013, with overall toy sales falling. Despite reports on the struggling market,

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Lexpert and American Lawyer Release 2014 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert is excited to announce the release of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The ALM 500 is designed to provide buyers of legal services – including corporate counsel, US law firms, senior professionals, and management – with a qualified resource regarding the selection of Canadian counsel. Published since 1997, the

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Watch the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars interviews

Lexpert is pleased to announce that the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards video interviews have been posted online. Brief excerpts of Winner videos were played at the awards event earlier this month with keynote speaker Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and Former Vice-President of CBC English Services. Longer videos have now been

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BlackBerry and Fairfax Complete $1B Financing for Troubled Smartphone maker, with advice from McCarthys, Shearman, Torys, Blakes, and Skadden

Little came out of Mike Lazaridis’s efforts when, in September 2013, he approached two US private equity firms, Blackstone Group and the Carlyle Group, about a possible offer for BlackBerry. The co-founder of the Waterloo tech giant, who stepped down as co-chief executive in 2011, was in preliminary talks with investors regarding a possible take-over

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James M. Tory

Distinguished lawyer and corporate director, James M. Tory, died suddenly while on vacation in Nova Scotia, The Globe and Mail reported this morning. He was 83. To view the article see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/the-law-page/legendary-lawyer-james-tory-dies-suddenly-at-the-age-of-83/article13882742/ To read Torys LLP’s tribute see http://www.torys.com/NewsRoom/FirmNewsandRecognitions/Pages/TorysHonourstheLegacyofJamesMTory.aspx

Blakes’ Pamela Hughes’ exemplary experience toward becoming first Canadian appointed to ISLP

Pamela Hughes is not unfamiliar with international legal territory. In her 30-plus years of practice, the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP senior partner has put together an impressive resume that paints a picture of a lawyer who has seemingly been everywhere, including undertaking capital market regulatory reform work on behalf of the World Bank, the

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2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory now online

The 2013 annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is now online. Check out which lawyers across Canada have been identified as leading in their areas of practice. First published in February of 1997, this seventeenth annual edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has expanded its coverage to the identification of leading law firms and practitioners

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