Former Diplomat Donald W. Campbell Joins Davis LLP as Senior Strategy Advisor

    VANCOUVER, June 26 /CNW/ - Davis LLP, a Canadian law firm with offices in
seven Canadian cities and Tokyo, is pleased to announce that Donald W.
Campbell has joined the firm. Having the position of Senior Strategy Advisor,
he will provide non-legal advisory services to the firm's clients in
connection with their business strategies, with a particular emphasis on
strategies dealing with governments and governmental agencies in Canada and
    "Don has spent a lifetime negotiating with and on behalf of governments
around the world, both as a senior private sector executive and as a senior
public official," commented Doug Buchanan, National Managing Partner of Davis
LLP. "His skill and experience in this area is second to none, and he will be
a great asset for our firm and our clients."
    Prior to joining Davis, Mr. Campbell was Executive Vice-President of CAE
Inc. He joined CAE in September 2000 and served as Group President of the
Military Simulation and Training Division until June, 2006. During his time at
CAE he led the company's world-wide government procurement activities and
obtained extensive experience in negotiating P3 and PFI transactions,
primarily in the military sector.
    "Davis LLP is the leading firm in Canada in the P3 sector and Don's
international experience in the military P3 area will be a unique addition to
the firm's practice," commented Buchanan.
    Prior to his time at CAE, Mr. Campbell had a distinguished career with
Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He served most
recently as Deputy Foreign Minister, and as the Prime Minister's Personal
Representative for G-8 Summits (1997-2000). In previous assignments, Mr.
Campbell served as Canada's Ambassador to Japan (1993-1997), Deputy Minister
for International Trade (1989-1993) and Canada's Ambassador to Korea
(1984-1985). Other foreign assignments included Kenya, the United Kingdom,
Jamaica and the United States. As Assistant Deputy Minister (United States)
1985-1989, Mr. Campbell was deeply involved in the negotiation of the
Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement and as Deputy Minister of Trade
supervised the negotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    "We believe that our clients will find Don's insights and advice on
dealing with the Canadian and foreign governments immensely helpful. Of
particular interest to our firm is his five years of experience as Ambassador
to Japan. As the only Canadian law firm with an office in Japan, his
experience and contacts will assist our office in providing a higher level of
service to Canadian and U.S. corporations doing business in that country,"
commented Buchanan.
    In 2003, Mr. Campbell was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Canadian
co-Chair of the Canada-Japan Forum, an external advisory group established by
the governments of Japan and Canada to provide advice and to promote the
bilateral relationship between the two countries.
    Mr. Campbell is currently the Chair of the Aerospace Industry Association
of Canada, and Chair of the Emerging Dynamics Global Economies Network, a
Canadian National Centre of Excellence. He also currently sits on the Board of
Directors of Toyota Canada Inc. and Canfor Pulp Holding Inc.
    Mr. Campbell will be operating through all of the firm's offices but will
initially be located in Montreal and can be reached at 514.392.8430 or at

    About Davis LLP

    With more than 225 legal advisors and its chartered accounting firm
affiliate, 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

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For further information: Liza Aboud, E-mail:, Phone:
(604) 643-6378

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