Sander Grieve used to joke with his wife that M&A lawyers are the jet fighters of Bay Street. Now he has the flight suit to go with it.
But in this suit, the Bennett Jones LLP partner and head of the firm’s mining group is acting as pro bono counsel in one of Canada’s most beloved aviation projects — Raising the Avro Arrow — taking place this summer on Lake Ontario.
As pro bono counsel, Bennett Jones has organized a group of entities to conduct the search and recovery of nine Avro Arrow flight models launched over the lake in a series of tests from 1954 to 1957. The models are the only known artifacts from the Avro Arrow program remaining to be found. They have rested somewhere on the bottom of Lake Ontario for more than 60 years.