Cassels Brock Continues Vancouver Expansion, Welcomes Darrell W. Podowski

VANCOUVER, March 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Darrell W. Podowski, a leading lawyer with more than 20 years of experience acting for mining and other resource companies, has joined the Vancouver office of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP as a partner in the firm's top-ranked Mining Group.

Highly regarded for both his negotiating skills and his expertise in connection with operations, mergers, acquisitions and securities and corporate finance law requirements in Canada and around the world, Darrell works extensively with companies in the resources sector, an area in which Cassels Brock is internationally acclaimed.

"We are thrilled that Darrell has chosen to continue his practice with Cassels Brock," notes Mark Young, the firm's Managing Partner. "He is an integral part of the future growth of our Vancouver office, and his expertise will enhance the level of service we can offer our clients."

Darrell has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of mining law, and the firm is proud to have him as part of our team. Darrell is also recognized in Who's Who Legal 2014 as the 5th most highly-regarded individual that practices mining law around the globe. Prior to his law career, Darrell was an Exploration Geophysicist in the Canadian oil and gas industry for over six years.

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About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP ( is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advisory and advocacy needs of Canada's most dynamic business sectors. The firm is regularly named at or near the top of Canadian and international corporate finance and M&A league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson and MergerMarket, particularly in the mining sector, having acted on many of the country's largest natural resource deals in recent years.

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SOURCE: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

For further information:

Nicole Miles, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Head of Marketing and Business Development, or 416-860-6610 or Joy O'Hara, Communications Specialist, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, or 416-642-7454

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