Lavery partners with Alexandre Despatie

    MONTREAL, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Lavery, Quebec's largest independent law
firm, has concluded a long-term sponsorship arrangement with Quebec diver
Alexandre Despatie, three-time world champion and two-time Olympic diving
medalist. Alexandre Despatie won two gold medals at the 2005 FINA World
Championships in Montreal, a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens,
and another silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He is the first
diver ever to hold the title of world champion in three diving events, and is
aiming for nothing less than the gold medal at the London Olympic Games in
    "Alexandre is a dynamic and determined young athlete who is open to the
world. He is a champion - capable of overcoming obstacles, respectful of his
competitors, and always delivering a remarkable performance. He has set high
goals for himself in the coming years, and we are pleased to be able to help
him in achieving these goals through this sponsorship," said Richard Dolan,
Lavery's managing partner. "Our athletes need our support, not only during but
before the Olympic Games as well, in order to continue to make us proud of
their achievements."
    In the coming years, Alexandre Despatie will participate in various firm
activities, and act as ambassador for the values he shares with all members of
the Lavery team.

    About Lavery

    Founded in 1913, Lavery ( is the largest independent law firm
in Quebec. The firm, with its offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval and
Ottawa, enjoys an enviable reputation based on the competence and
professionalism of its lawyers and other professionals and the integrity and
quality of their services. The firm has also developed strong ties with other
firms elsewhere in Canada and is a member of World Services Group
(, an international network of service firms carrying
on business in 120 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Micheline Lasnier, Team Leader, Business
Development and Communications, Lavery, de Billy, LLP, (514) 871-1522

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