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Firm Profile

Bennett Jones LLP

Firm Profile

Calgary

  • Profile
  • 4500 Bankers Hall East
  • 855 - 2nd Street SW
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • Canada
  • AB T2P 4K7

Firm profile submitted by Bennett Jones LLP

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Hugh L. MacKinnon
Managing Partners: C. Perry Spitznagel QC (Calgary), Stephen W. Bowman (Toronto), Enzo J. Barichello QC (Edmonton), Radha D. Curpen (Vancouver), Melanie L. Aitken (Washington DC), Duncan C. Card (Bermuda) George M. Vlavianos (Doha)
Number of partners: 210
Number of lawyers: 380 (includes partners)

Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognised Canadian law firm. The firm has more than 380 lawyers and business advisors with 550 staff in nine Canadian and international offices – Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Washington, Bermuda, 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, and connect 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 independent thought are cornerstones of client and colleague interactions, and a dedication to excellence extends to how it relates to its people. These efforts have not gone unnoticed - Bennett Jones is proud to have been recognised for fifteen consecutive years as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers.

Practice AreasAboriginal Law Arbitration Banking & Finance Capital Markets & M&A Class Actions Climate Change & Emissions Trading Commercial Litigation Commercial Real Estate Competition, Anti-Trust & Foreign Investment Construction Corporate Commercial Employment Services Energy: Oil & Gas/Power & Renewables Environmental Fraud Law Government Affairs & Public Policy Health Information Technology Infrastructure Projects Intellectual Property & IP Litigation International Trade Mining Private Equity Restructuring & Insolvency Securities Litigation Structured Finance / Asset Securitisation Tax Technology, Media & Entertainment

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

M&A:
Key Clients: ATCO Group, Waste Connections, Parkland Fuel, TriWest Capital Partners
Contact: Linda Misetich Dann Tel: 416 777 4636 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Brent Kraus Tel: 403 298 3071 Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
Key Clients: Dow Chemical, BMO, Nortel Noteholders, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, 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: Rick Orzy Tel: 416 777 5737 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
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: Nippon Steel Sumitomo, Nordion, Rio Tinto, Hyundai Heavy Industries
Contact: Milos Barutciski Tel: 416 777 6556 Email: [email protected]om
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:
Bermuda Government, Nunavut Government, Toronto Waterfront Revitalization, Infrastructure Ontario
Contact: Paul Blundy Tel: 416 777 4854 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jason Roth Tel: 403 298 2070 Email: [email protected]

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

Environment:
Key Clients: Rio Tinto, Vancouver Airport Fuel Facility
Contact: Leonard Griffiths Tel: 416 777 7473 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Shawn Munro Tel: 403 298 3481 Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 3200 TELUS House,
  • South Tower,
  • 10020 - 100th Street,
  • Edmonton,
  • Alberta
  • Canada
  • T5J 0N3
  • Tel +1 780 421 8133
  • Fax +1 780 421 7951
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 3400 One First Canadian Place,
  • PO Box 130,
  • Toronto,
  • Ontario
  • Canada
  • M5X 1A4
  • Tel +1 416 863 1200
  • Fax +1 416 863 1716
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite 1900,
  • World Exchange Plaza,
  • 45 O'Connor Street,
  • Ottawa,
  • Ontario
  • Canada
  • K1P 1A4
  • Tel 613 683 2300
  • Fax 613 683 2323
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 2200,
  • Vancouver,
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • V6E 2E9
  • Tel 604 891 7500
  • Fax 604 891 5100
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Room 09, Level 14,
  • China World Office Tower 1,
  • 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100004
  • Tel +86 10 6535 0123
  • Fax +86 10 6535 0122
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Qatar Financial Centre Branch, 37th Floor,
  • Tornado Tower,
  • Al Funduq Street,
  • West Bay,
  • Doha,
  • Ad Dawhah
  • Qatar
  • PO Box 11972
  • Tel +974 4020 4777
  • Fax +974 4020 4799
  • Email : [email protected]