Media Releases

  • 2017 Client Choice Awards Honour Bennett Jones Partners
    February 09, 2017

    Two Bennett Jones partners have been honoured as recipients of Client Choice awards for 2017. Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize the law firm partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide.

  • Bennett Jones Ranks High in Legal 500 Guide
    December 21, 2016

    Bennett Jones' lawyers and practice areas ranked high in The Legal 500 Canada 2017 Guide, with 21 lawyers listed in the elite Leading Lawyers category. The Legal 500 ranks Canada's outstanding lawyers nationwide.

  • Bennett Jones Announces $1 Million Multi-Year Donation for Multiple Sclerosis Research
    December 15, 2016

    Bennett Jones will donate $1,000,000 to Canada's Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MSSRF) to help fund research to help treat and end MS. The MSSRF is the largest fund in the world dedicated strictly to MS research and Canada remains at the forefront of research internationally.

In the News

  • John Weekes in Bloomberg on What Refashioning NAFTA May Look Like
    February 16, 2017

    John Weekes comments in Bloomberg on what's changed about Canada/U.S. trade since NAFTA came into effect in 1994 that requires possible changes to the rules. John says that when it comes to rules of origin, there have been important changes in the way that companies source products. John also says there are a lot of things that didn’t even exist when NAFTA was negotiated, such as electronic commerce. What Refashioning an Iconic 90s Trade Deal May Look Like
  • Eddie Goldenberg on BNN on Canada Luring the World's Best and Brightest
    February 15, 2017

    Eddie Goldenberg appeared live on BNN to share his views on why Canada should be opportunistic and lure the world's best and brightest workers as much of the world turns inwards amid a rise in protectionism. Eddie says the current climate is an excellent opportunity to attract high skilled workers to Canada's thriving tech sector and leading minds to our universities. He also says we have to be proactive and work together in a 'Team Canada' approach to do this.  Canada can Lure the Best and Brightest as World Turns Inward
  • John Weekes on CBC's As it Happens on "Tweaking" NAFTA
    February 15, 2017

    John Weekes appeared on CBC Radio's As it Happens to discuss what President Trump may have meant when he said he wanted to "tweak" NAFTA when it comes to Canada. John said issues the U.S. might want to raise are agricultural supply management, the sale of wine, beer and spirits, and foreign investment restrictions in the telecommunications and media industries. John says that for Canada, a loosening of Buy America provisions on infrastructure projects would be a positive step.

    To listen to John's interview, go to http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3984065 and click on "Listen to Full Episode", then click on "NAFTA explainer (Part 3)" and go to 13:09. The interview will run until 20:30.

Speaking Engagements

  • Claire Kennedy to Co-Chair IFA Canadian Branch Spring Seminar
    April 25-26, 2017

    Claire Kennedy to co-chair IFA Canadian Branch Spring Seminar April 25-26, 2017.
  • SABA International Women's Day Panel
    March 08, 2017

    Ranjan Agarwal participates in a panel discussion at the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto's International Women's Day Event. The event follows the theme of "Be Bold for Change," focusing on promoting a more gender inclusive work-world that challenges conscious and unconscious bias, calls for gender-balanced leadership, values women and men's contributions equally and creates inclusive and flexible cultures.

  • Buying and Selling a Business
    March 2 and March 9, 2017

    Bryan Haynes is chairing "Buying and Selling a Business" at the LESA Conference March 2 (Edmonton) and March 9 (Calgary).  Kelly Ford, Mark Kortbeek and James McClary are members of the Faculty. The theme of this program is buying and selling private businesses and includes discussions about structuring considerations from a tax perspective; pre-transaction considerations, including confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, and regulatory approvals; and negotiating, reviewing, and drafting key terms of asset-purchase agreements. The program will also include a timely topic – hybrid share/asset purchase agreements. There will also be a discussion on how to effectively close a purchase and sale transaction with effective use of closing agendas and execution of documents.

Announcements

  • William L. Britton, Q.C. 1934-2017
    February 07, 2017

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William L. Britton, Q.C., our longtime colleague and a legendary leader of our firm. Bill was 82. He passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

  • Award Winning Women of Bennett Jones
    November 10, 2016

    Seven of Bennett Jones' extremely talented and accomplished women lawyers have recently been honoured with leadership awards and high-profile features in the media.

  • Four Bennett Jones Lawyers Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders
    July 19, 2016

    Four Bennett Jones lawyers have been selected as Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders. This inaugural global guide profiles the legal market’s leading players. Included are:

    • Lincoln Caylor – Canada – Asset Recovery
    • Donald E. Greenfield – Canada – Energy
    • Leonard Griffiths – Canada – Environment
    • Darrel Pearson – Canada – Trade & Customs

    Lawyers selected in the guide received an overwhelming number of nominations from peers and corporate counsel demonstrating their legal knowledge, vast experience and ability to deliver a high quality service to clients.

    Who’s Who Legal describes its thought leaders as "worthy of special mention due to the high regard in which they are held by others in the market," and as "those who go above and beyond to deliver to their clients, often advising on cutting edge legal matters and creating new precedents as they go."