TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Cameron Belsher, partner and Chair of McCarthy Tétrault's Board of Partners, has been appointed leader of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) group. Building on a significant depth of industry-focused expertise across the firm, Mr. Belsher will work with skilled and dynamic M&A practitioners and will leverage a considerable track record of success.
Over his 28 year career, Mr. Belsher has been lead counsel on a number of Canada's most significant and innovative national and cross-border transactions.
Widely recognized for his legal expertise and business insights, Mr. Belsher is ranked by numerous independent surveys and peer review guides as a leader in the areas of M&A, corporate law, mining, and private equity, including the Chambers Canada (Band 1) and Global Guides to The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney's IFLR1000 and The Canadian Who's Who Legal. The Best Lawyers in Canada has also noted him as M&A Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver) in 2017, 2015 and 2011, and Corporate Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver) in 2016, 2013 and 2009.
Known for his entrepreneurial spirit and business leadership in Western Canada, Mr. Belsher has established a new presence in the Toronto market and will work with lawyers across the country to seek new opportunities in Canada and abroad.
"Cam is a proven leader with exceptional business acumen. I am truly pleased to have one of my long-time partners of such exceptional calibre taking on this national role," said Dave Leonard, McCarthy Tétrault's CEO. "His keen grasp of the national market, as well as his insight into U.S. and international M&A activity will ensure that our clients are well-served when they contemplate or undertake their most important business transactions and projects."
"I am excited to take on this new role at McCarthy Tétrault" said Cameron Belsher. "Together with a top-tier team of lawyers in industries that really matter to Canadian business, we will advocate for our clients and use innovative strategies to provide them with unparalleled legal and business solutions. It's how we get deals done," he added.
McCarthy Tétrault's M&A group is home to some of the most talented lawyers in Canada and is known for the quality of its advice, having represented Canadian and international clients on many of Canada's largest M&A transactions. The firm is a recognized leader in financial services, power, technology, retail, mining and oil and gas transactions, with multi-jurisdictional expertise in all the areas critical to M&A transactions, including competition, tax, securities and litigation. Consistently ranked among the top M&A firms in the country, McCarthy Tétrault is also known internationally for having significant experience in M&A related transactions, a strong national profile and a full-service team.
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