Cassels Brock Partners France Tenaille and Erik Goldsilver Named Among Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers 2014 by Latinvex

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - France Tenaille and Erik Goldsilver have been singled out by Latinvex as among the top foreign lawyers in Latin America. France and Erik are among the few Canadians recognized on a listing dominated by practitioners from the United States and the United Kingdom.

This global listing of 100 lawyers is comprised of the leading practitioners from international law firms that are involved in the growing legal business in Latin America. Factors that influence this listing include recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of their firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers & Partners.

Both France and Erik are key contributors to the firm's recently launched blog "Mining to the Core" (, where they provide timely, reliable and practical commentary on mining law matters.

About France Tenaille

France Tenaille's ( practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and related commercial and corporate law matters with particular emphasis in the mining, natural resources and energy industries. She has extensive experience advising public and private issuers in Canada and abroad, with emphasis in Latin America. France practiced law for over 5 years in Venezuela before moving to Canada. France's expertise is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America.

About Erik Goldsilver

Erik Goldsilver ( practises in the area of corporate and commercial law with specific expertise in the mining, natural resources and energy sectors - regularly acting for Canadian and international mining companies. Erik's expertise is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America.

About Latinvex

Latinvex ( publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business, including nearly 50 rankings benchmarking the region's companies, countries and people. It provides extensive and unique coverage of Latin America's legal, technology and energy sectors.

About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP ( is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory 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 more than 500 significant resource deals over the past five years, including many of the country's largest and most complex.

SOURCE: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

For further information:

Joy O'Hara, Communications Specialist, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, or 416-642-7454.

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