New Securities and M&A Partner at Davies Montréal

MONTREAL, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is pleased to announce that Ms Franziska Ruf has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups of its Montréal office.

Prior to joining Davies, Ms Ruf was a partner of a major Montréal firm where her practice focused primarily on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and private equity and venture capital financings. Over the last two decades, she has advised many large companies and professionals in various fields, in connection with public offerings and private placements, as well as divestitures, acquisitions and joint ventures.

"We are delighted to welcome Franzisca to our firm. Davies' clients will certainly benefit from her depth of knowledge in practice areas where the firm has a leading national and international presence", said Richard Cherney, Co-Managing partner of the firm. "Her vast experience with cross-border and broad spectrum transactions will certainly enhance our capacity to advise our clients in connection with these highly complex matters."

Ms Ruf is a member of the Barreau du Québec as well as a member of the Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions of the American Bar Association. She has participated in many conferences and seminars as a speaker and a member of expert groups on corporate governance, securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms Ruf is listed among the best lawyers in Canada in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, the 2009 edition of Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's A Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the June 2009 special edition of Lexpert's Leading Corporate Lawyers and the 2009 edition of Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. She is also recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2009 as a leading practitioner in the areas of corporate finance and securities, corporate mid-market and mergers and acquisitions.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg llp is consistently at the heart of the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters on behalf of its clients in Canada and around the world.

SOURCE DAVIES WARD PHILLIPS & VINEBERG LLP

For further information: For further information: Caroline Couillard, Morin Public Relations, (514) 289-8688, ext.233, C. (514) 755-5729, caroline@morinrp.com; Source: François Vaqué, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, (514) 841-6524, fvaque@dwpv.com; www.dwpv.com

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