• Bennett Jones is IFLR's Canadian Corporate Firm of the Year
    May 20, 2022
    Bennett Jones is named Canada's Corporate Firm of the Year in the 2022 IFLR Americas Awards.
  • 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 Shines in the Benchmark 2022 Awards
    May 10, 2022
    Bennett Jones won best-of-the-year honours as a firm, as litigators and for its work in the 2022 Canadian Benchmark Litigation Awards.
  • Royal Helium Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Imperial Helium
    May 04, 2022
    Royal Helium Ltd. and Imperial Helium Corp. announced they have entered into an agreement to effect the arm's length acquisition of Imperial by Royal through a plan of arrangement. Bennett Jones is acting for Royal Helium.
  • Bennett Jones Launches $10,000 Scholarship Program for Indigenous, Black and First-Generation Law Students
    May 03, 2022
    Bennett Jones is launching the Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program to help remove barriers and provide support for aspiring Indigenous, Black and first-generation lawyers in Canada.
  • John Manley Honoured at Public Policy Forum Testimonial Awards
    April 29, 2022
    John Manley was recognized at the 34th Annual Public Policy Forum Testimonial Dinner & Awards for his leadership in driving economic growth in Canada and relations with the United States.
  • 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.
  • Bennett Jones Leads Benchmark Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada Rankings
    April 28, 2022
    Bennett Jones has five lawyers ranked in Benchmark's Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada for 2022, more than any other firm. 
  • Asante Gold Announces Purchase of Chirano Gold Mine for US$225 Million
    April 26, 2022
    Bennett Jones is acting for Asante Gold Corporation in its share purchase agreement with Kinross Gold Corporation to acquire Kinross’ 90% interest in the Chirano Gold Mine for a total consideration of US$225 million. 
  • 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.
  • Ranjan Agarwal Appointed to Samara Centre for Democracy Board
    April 13, 2022
    Ranjan Agarwal has been appointed to The Samara Centre for Democracy Board of Directors.
  • Five Bennett Jones Lawyers Honoured with Queen’s Counsel Designation
    April 07, 2022
    Bennett Jones congratulates five of its lawyers on being appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in Alberta.
  • 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.
  • "Rapid Riser" Bennett Jones a Top 10 Canadian Law Firm Brand
    March 24, 2022
    Bennett Jones has returned to the Top 10 in Thomson Reuters Regional Law Firm Brand Indexes 2022, earning 9th spot in this year's Canada index. The firm first entered the Top 10 in 2020.
  • 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.
  • Radha Curpen: YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee
    March 11, 2022
    Radha Curpen has been recognized by 2022 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards as a nominee in the Business & the Professions category.
  • 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.
  • Bennett Jones Marks 100 Years of Service and Trust
    March 01, 2022

  • 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.

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