Lorelei Graham Joins Bennett Jones
May 17, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Lorelei Graham has joined the firm as a partner in Toronto. She has developed a practice that addresses all aspects of her food and agriculture client's intellectual property needs, from initial consultations regarding IP strategies to drafting, filing and prosecuting patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright in front of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and internationally.
Bennett Jones Student Scholarship Featured on Canadian Lawyer
May 16, 2022
Following the announcement of the launch of our Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program, Canadian Lawyer features the program reiterating that we have officially started accepting applications with the deadline of June 30, 2022.
Bennett Jones Highly Recommended in Benchmark Canada 2022
April 28, 2022
Bennett Jones is Highly Recommended as a firm in the 2022 Benchmark Canada rankings, with 38 individual lawyers ranked this year—30 are Litigation Stars, with 5 ranked as a Top 50 Trial Lawyer, and 8 are Future Stars.
Enzo Barichello Appointed Board Chair of Edmonton Global
April 22, 2022
Edmonton Global shareholders appointed five new members to their board of directors, including Enzo Barichello as incoming Board Chair. Enzo is co-head of Bennett Jones' Government Affairs and Public Policy practice and former managing partner of the Edmonton office. He is a passionate advocate for economic growth and the outstanding quality of life in the region.
32 Bennett Jones Lawyers in Lexpert's Special Edition on Finance and M&A
April 20, 2022
Thirty-two Bennett Jones lawyers are ranked in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition – Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers. This annual feature profiles Lexpert-ranked lawyers in in Corporate Finance, M&A and related practices and appears in the April issue of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.
Laurie Wright Joins Bennett Jones’ Ottawa Office
April 07, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Laurie Wright has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Ottawa office. She brings 30 years of experience in the federal government, across a broad range of issues and departments with knowledge of specialized areas of public law and of government processes.
Cresco Labs Acquires Columbia Care in US$2-billion Deal
March 23, 2022
Bennett Jones, led by Aaron Sonshine and Kris Hanc, is acting as Canadian legal advisor to Cresco Labs in its acquisition of Columbia Care Inc. for approximately US$2.0 billion. The transformational deal will combine best-in-class wholesale, retail and operations with an expanded strategic footprint in the largest and fastest growing markets in cannabis.
Ontario Court Dismisses $170-million Class Action Against GFA World
March 22, 2022
On March 17, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court dismissed a motion to certify a $170-million class action lawsuit against GFA World and GFA USA. Bennett Jones lawyers Jeff Leon, Ranjan Agarwal and Ilan Ishai acted for GFA World, which is an international charity.
Bennett Jones Welcomes 12 New Partners
March 10, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that 12 lawyers have been admitted to the partnership. They serve clients from our offices throughout the firm and represent a cross section of our key industry groups and practice areas.
Charlene Hiller: Emerging Leader Nominee
March 07, 2022
Charlene Hiller has been recognized by the Annual Women in Infrastructure Awards as one of their nominees for Emerging Leader of 2022. This year's awards, presented by the Women's Infrastructure Network, celebrate 64 women who show exemplary leadership in the industry.
The Women's Infrastructure Network is a national association that recognizes and connects women in the industry.
Roland Hurst Joins Bennett Jones
March 02, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Roland Hurst has joined the firm as a partner in Vancouver and Toronto. A trusted advisor to public and private companies, boards of directors and entrepreneurs, Roland assists clients on M&A, equity and debt financing, securities and corporate governance compliance, disclosure requirements and corporate and commercial matters.
Andion Global Secures $270 Million to Expand Operations
March 01, 2022
Bennett Jones is advising Andion Global Inc. as it secured $270 million in new financing to expand its operations and deployment of waste processing plants to upcycle organic waste and create renewable energy.
Canada Needs New Laws to Prevent Future Blockades of Critical Infrastructure
February 25, 2022
The decisions of the governments of Ontario and Canada to invoke emergency powers to resolve the blockades at border crossings and the occupation of downtown Ottawa have generated much debate. Even though the orders have now been lifted, it is legitimate to ask whether the exceptional powers were indispensable to restore order.
Three propositions are less debatable. First, the right to protest in a democracy does not include the right to hijack part of the country’s critical economic and trade infrastructure. Second, the blockades of trade corridors imposed a large cost on the economy and damaged our global reputation as a reliable trading partner. Third, all levels of government share a responsibility in ensuring that there is the authority and the capacity to prevent any repetition of the recent scenario.