Davis LLP Announces Robert A. Seidel, Q.C., as New National Managing Partner

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Davis LLP is pleased to announce the
appointment of Robert A. Seidel, Q.C., as National Managing Partner. Mr.
Seidel has recently held leadership positions at Davis, most recently as
Edmonton Managing Partner and as a member of the firm's national Executive
Committee since 2004. He has been instrumental in promoting the firm's
national growth strategy, business development at the firm, and the
recruitment of leading lawyers to Davis.
    Mr. Seidel's practice includes Corporate Commercial, Energy, Real Estate
and Environmental law. He is a highly respected legal and strategic business
advisor to a multitude of private and public sector clients across Canada.
    Mr. Seidel was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1998 and holds a B.Comm. and
LL.B. from the University of Alberta. He is an experienced director of many
organizations including Grant MacEwan College and the Alberta Heritage
Foundation for Medical Research.
    Davis also wishes to thank former National Managing Partner Doug Buchanan
for his leadership and vision over the past three years. Mr. Buchanan, one of
the leading lawyers in Canada in the areas of finance, M&A and project
development, will focus on his practice and promoting the interests of his
clients. Mr. Buchanan will also continue to be actively involved in the growth
of the firm and the firm's business across Canada and internationally.

    About Davis LLP

    With more than 225 legal advisors and its affiliate, the chartered
accounting firm of Sheinin & Company specializing in tax accounting and tax
planning, Davis LLP provides services to its clients through offices in
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and
Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.davis.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: Liza Aboud, E-mail: laboud@davis.ca, Phone:
(604) 643-6378

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