Ogilvy Renault Announces the Return of the Honourable Michael M. Fortier, P.C.

    MONTREAL, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Ogilvy Renault is proud to announce the return
of the Honourable Michael M. Fortier to the firm as a partner in our business
law group practising in the area of mergers and acquisitions effective January
12, 2009.
    Michael Fortier first joined Ogilvy Renault in 1985 and specialized in
securities and mergers and acquisitions, practice areas in which he quickly
earned an enviable reputation. From 1992 to 1996, he managed the firm's London
office where he developed an extensive network across Europe. Mr. Fortier also
worked as an investment banker for several years, having held positions at
Credit Suisse First Boston, a major Wall Street investment bank, and at TD
Securities where he was Managing Director (Quebec).
    Until recently, Mr. Fortier was Canada's Minister of International Trade
and Minister responsible for Greater Montreal. He joined the federal Cabinet
in 2006 as Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister
responsible for Greater Montreal.
    "Mr. Fortier's international expertise and experience in corporate
finance and mergers and acquisitions as well as his extensive domestic and
international network of business contacts will be very beneficial for Ogilvy
Renault clients," says Pierre Bienvenu, Managing Partner of Ogilvy Renault.
    Based in Ogilvy Renault's Montréal office, Mr. Fortier will advise
clients on matters relating to trade and investments as well as mergers and

    About Ogilvy Renault

    Ogilvy Renault LLP is a full-service law firm with close to 450 lawyers
and patent and trade-mark agents practising in the areas of business,
litigation, intellectual property, and employment and labour. Ogilvy Renault
has offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, and London (UK), and serves
some of the largest and most successful corporations in Canada and in more
than 120 countries worldwide. Find out more at ogilvyrenault.com.
    Ogilvy Renault is the International Legal Alliance's Canadian Gold Award
winner for 2008 in M&A and Corporate Finance.

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