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Ashley White and Sabrina A. Bandali Honoured As 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars
November 24, 2023
Ashley White and Sabrina A. Bandali are winners of Lexpert Rising Star awards for 2023. This prestigious award honours Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 from law firms, in-house departments and other practices. This year's Rising Stars were announced at a gala event in Toronto on November 23.
Bennett Jones is Top in Lexpert's Top 10 Business Decisions of 2022-2023
November 23, 2023
Bennett Jones acted on four of Lexpert's Top 10 business decisions of 2022-2023—more than any other law firm.
The Top 10 is an annual look at the most significant judicial rulings in Canada affecting the business community.
This stellar performance once again shows how Bennett Jones is the firm that clients trust with their biggest and most complex legal matters.
Bennett Jones Announces John M. Mercury as Next Executive Chair and Dominique T. Hussey as Next CEO
November 13, 2023
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that its partners have elected John M. Mercury as the next Executive Chair of the firm and Dominique T. Hussey as the next Chief Executive Officer. They will assume their new roles on January 1, 2024. They will succeed Hugh L. MacKinnon KC, who has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2005. "John and Dom are highly experienced in firm leadership and are brimming with skill and energy," says Hugh. "They are among the best in their practice areas and have the capability and determination to seamlessly take Bennett Jones to the next level, all while serving our clients and preserving our timeless culture. The firm and our clients are in great hands."
Bennett Jones Awards $10,000 2023 Future Leaders in Law Scholarships
October 17, 2023
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Bennett Jones Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program. This Program was created by the firm to provide financial support and mentorship to first-year law students who have a demonstrated interest in business law and identify as members of the Indigenous or Black communities, and/or are among the first generation of their immediate family to undertake post-secondary education.
Praying for Lasting Peace
October 11, 2023
The State of Israel in connected to many of our people by family, friendships and shared history. It is connected to all of us as a democracy in a very troubled area. Let us hope and pray for swift justice and lasting peace.
Julia Qian Wang and Jean Tessier Join Bennett Jones in Montréal
October 02, 2023
Julia Qian Wang and Jean Tessier have joined Bennett Jones as partners in the firm's newest office in Montréal. Julia advises clients on all aspects of Canadian domestic and international tax law. Jean is a recognized advisor in M&A, private equity and corporate finance providing comprehensive insights in support of his client’s business objectives.
Bennett Jones Top Ranked in Chambers Canada 2024
September 28, 2023
Bennett Jones has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading law firms across 39 practice areas, with 124 lawyer rankings in Chambers Canada 2024. In this year's guide, Bennett Jones has 11 Band 1 practice rankings, 21 Band 1 lawyer rankings and 10 newly-ranked lawyers. In addition to this year's rankings, Bennett Jones was awarded Real Estate Law Firm of the Year and was a finalist in Projects and Energy Law Firm of the Year.
Leah Tolton New Board Member of Alberta Business Family Institute
September 27, 2023
Leah Tolton has joined the Advisory Board of the Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI). For nearly 30 years, Leah has been a trusted advisor to a broad range of family businesses in Alberta. Built on the principle that family enterprise is the heart of the provincial economy, the ABFI provides knowledge and skill enhancement opportunities that foster the continued success of family-based organizations.
52 Lawyers Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023
September 25, 2023
52 Bennett Jones lawyers have been recognized for their legal expertise in the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023. This issue highlights the latest industry developments, trends and legal issues including oil and gas, renewables, environmental regulation and Indigenous consultation.
Caroline Poirier Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Montréal
September 19, 2023
Caroline Poirier has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in the firm's newest office in Montréal. With a background in advising technology companies on a wide range of legal matters, she brings a unique blend of industry-specific knowledge and legal expertise to the firm. She was previously Vice-President, Legal Affairs at TELUS.
Richard Burgos Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Montréal
September 19, 2023
Richard Burgos has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in the firm's newest office in Montréal. He brings more than 35 years of experience in real estate, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions and corporate finance.
Emmanuelle Demers Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Montréal
September 14, 2023
Emmanuelle Demers has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in the firm's newest office in Montréal. She has more than 15 years of experience in complex litigation matters and international arbitration. She practices in the areas of civil and commercial law and public law litigation. Emmanuelle represents clients at trial and at all appellate levels.
Vincent de Grandpré Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Toronto
August 30, 2023
Vincent de Grandpré has joined Bennett Jones as a partner on the intellectual property litigation team in Toronto. He serves clients in both English and French in a wide array of areas, with a focus on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, technology and consumer products industries.
Bennett Jones Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2024
August 24, 2023
104 Bennett Jones lawyers have been recognized across 46 practice areas in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. The recognized lawyers work in Bennett Jones' offices across Canada in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver, highlighting the firm's national expertise.
Yannick Beaudoin Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Montréal
August 18, 2023
Yannick Beaudoin has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in the firm's newest office in Montréal. He brings 25 years of experience in infrastructure and project development, project finance, banking and financial services, real estate and asset-based finance. He has worked on some of the largest infrastructure and project financings in the province's recent history.
Dan Chubb Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Edmonton
August 02, 2023
Dan Chubb has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in Edmonton. He practices corporate and commercial law and delivers superb service to clients by quickly understanding their business needs and providing pragmatic advice and solutions.
Jonathan Hillson Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Edmonton
July 18, 2023
Jonathan Hillson has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in Edmonton. He specializes in litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on construction law. He brings a wealth of experience and outstanding advocacy skills to clients in construction, contractual, and insurance law dispute resolution.
Renowned for his strategic, tailored approach in conflict resolution, Jonathan has advocated for clients in construction law cases, builder’s lien claims, contractual disputes and insurance coverage disagreements, and bodily injury claims.