MONTRÉAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP announced today that Guy Savard, a well known business leader and investment banker, has joined the firm as Special Advisor in Montréal.
Mr. Savard started his career as a chartered accountant where he headed a number of national chartered accounting firms. He then acted as president and chief operating officer of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Later he joined Merrill Lynch Canada as head of its Montréal Office and became Chairman of the firm`s Canadian operations. He has also served on several boards. Mr. Savard is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the Hermes designation conferred by Laval University, together with a Doctorate Honoris Causa from St. Francis Xavier University.
"We are very happy that Mr. Savard chose Osler. Guy is well known for his vision and negotiating skills. He has an outstanding reputation as an investment banker across Canada, and will be a valued addition to our team of leading experts," declared Shahir Guindi, Managing Partner of Osler's Montréal office.
Mr. Savard said, "I am very happy to join a warm and welcoming team who also enjoys one of the best reputations in Quebec and Canada. Osler's strong presence in Quebec, the quality of its team and the wide scope of its sectors of practice in Canada, the United States and around the world were also influential in my choice."
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading law firms with 450 lawyers practicing law in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary and New York. To learn more about the firm visit http://www.osler.com.
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