Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP donates funds to mining law program at Western University

Law firm gifts $750,000 to Western Law

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has donated $750,000 to Western University, supporting a unique mining law program.

"Our firm is excited about playing a role in this unique program in Canada," explains Paul Stein, co-chair of the mining group at Cassels Brock.  "The program will help prepare students for the mining law and finance sector."

Mr. Stein is a graduate of Western Law and has dedicated almost 30 years to working on many of the leading corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions in the mining industry.

With almost 60 per cent of the world's public mining companies listed on a TMX Group exchange, mining is an integral part of Canada's economy.  In fact, it comprises $40 Billion of the national GDP.

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. One of the largest business law practices in Canada, the firm represents multinational, national and mid-market entities and is dedicated to providing value-driven advice in the areas of securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, advocacy and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, tax, intellectual property, real estate and international business.  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.

SOURCE Cassels Brock

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Teresa Donia, or 905-508-5550 


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