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Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: May 20 update

McCarthy Tétrault has launched a division to support emerging businesses

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: May 20 update

Welcome to this week’s roundup of movements among major law firms, in which we sum up significant hires, promotions and departures.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

MT>Ventures, a wholly owned division of the firm, has been launched to support startups struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The team offers legal and non-legal services to emerging businesses.

“Startups are going to play a critical role in re-invigorating our economy through the pandemic and through the oil crisis,” said Aliya Ramji, Toronto-based partner at the firm and co-founder of MT>Ventures.

Aside from Ramji, the other members of the team include the following:

  • Christine Ing (partner, Toronto) — cybersecurity, privacy and data management
  • George S. Takach (partner, Toronto) — mergers and acquisitions, procurement
  • Ana Badour (partner, Toronto) — mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, secured lending and project finance, financial institutions, regulatory matters
  • Catherine M. Samuel (partner, Calgary) — mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, procurement, cybersecurity, privacy and data management
  • Debra J. Finlay (partner, Vancouver) — mergers and acquisitions, projects, outsourcing, procurement
  • Gordon Cameron (partner, Calgary) — mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, public companies
  • Pavan Jawanda (partner, Vancouver) — mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, securities regulation and investment products
  • Véronique Wattiez Larose (partner, Montreal) — mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, procurement
  • David Frost (partner, Vancouver) — mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance
  • Charles-Antoine Soulière (partner, Quebec City) — mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, public companies, securities regulation and investment products
  • Alexandra Tremblay (associate, Montreal) — mergers and acquisitions

Strategic advisors in the team include Lina Ismail, Leah Brighton, Inthida Ngeth and Saif Hashmi.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP

The firm congratulates one of its partners, Sharon Kravetsky, on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

Called to the Manitoba bar in 1990, Kravetsky’s practice focuses on family law, including adoption, guardianship and family dispute resolution, as well as prenuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements. She is vice-chairperson of the Canadian Bar Association’s national family law section.

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the ceremony to honour the new recipients of the Queen’s Counsel designation has been postponed.

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