TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Hansell LLP announced the opening of its
office in Toronto today. Hansell LLP is a boutique law firm providing
independent governance counsel.
"Boards, shareholders and management teams operate within a complex
environment of evolving governance practices and regulation," Ms.
Hansell said. "Hansell LLP will respond to their need for sophisticated
and focused advice."
Hansell LLP provides expert independent legal and governance counsel to
businesses and to their boards of directors, shareholders and other
stakeholders. From developing governance strategies to guiding boards
and shareholders through critical challenges, Hansell LLP has
experience in governance issues of consequence to their clients.
Hansell LLP also announced that Michael Brown and Frédéric Duguay will
be joining the firm in the coming weeks.
Mr. Brown and Mr. Duguay bring to the firm important expertise in M&A,
capital markets and securities law as well as deep regulatory
experience. Mr. Brown joins Hansell LLP from another Bay Street law
firm where he advised on complex securities, regulatory and governance
matters. He also spent more than a decade at the Ontario Securities
Commission where he was involved with issues relating to disclosure,
mergers and acquisitions (including take-over bids) and corporate
governance. Mr. Duguay will be joining Hansell LLP from his position as
Senior Legal Counsel in the Corporate Finance Group of the Ontario
Securities Commission. Mr. Duguay's responsibilities include advising
on takeover bids, issuer bids, conflict of interest transactions and
proxy matters. Among other things, he chaired a multi-jurisdictional
policy initiative of securities regulation authorities with respect to
executive compensation disclosure.
The firm's website was also launched today and can be viewed at www.hanselladvisory.com. Ms. Hansell can be followed online via Twitter: @CarolHansell and on LinkedIn.
About Hansell LLP
Hansell LLP was formed in response to a demand for expert independent
legal and governance counsel. Carol Hansell, the firm's founder, has an
internationally recognized reputation in the field. Over the course of
more than 25 years in private practice in two of Canada's leading law
firms, Carol Hansell has been at the forefront of public policy and
practice developments in the area of corporate governance.
About Carol Hansell
Carol Hansell is the founder of Hansell LLP. Over her more than 25 years
in practice, she has led major transactions for public and private
corporations and for government. Her practice now focuses on advising
boards, management teams, institutional shareholders and regulators in
connection with particular governance challenges. She is regularly
engaged in connection with special committee mandates, board
investigations, governance reviews, dissident engagements with boards
and proxy fights.
Ms. Hansell has served on boards of organizations across a variety of
sectors - public companies, crown corporations, health care,
not-for-profit and the arts. She currently serves on the boards of the
SickKids Foundation, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the International Corporate Governance
Network and recently retired as a director of the Bank of Canada. She
is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
She has been involved in governance education and thought leadership
throughout her career. Most notably, Ms. Hansell served as the Chair of
the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association
(Business Law Section) and has participated in the education of over
1,500 directors as an instructor in the ICD-Rotman Directors Education
Program offered in Toronto and Vancouver.
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