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Bennett Jones in Top Ten Business Law Decisions of 2022
January 23, 2023
The annual top 10 business law decisions of 2022 have been announced and Bennett Jones acted as counsel for the Receiver in number five—Peace River Hydro Partners v Petrowest Corp.
In this much-anticipated November 10, 2022, decision, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) addressed the intersection of arbitration and insolvency law, ruling that an otherwise valid arbitration agreement may be “inoperative” in the context of a court-ordered receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Christopher Petrucci to Be Inducted as Fellow of Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
January 16, 2023
The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL) announced that Chris Petrucci will be inducted into the College as a Fellow. This is a tremendous accomplishment in the construction law profession. CCCL Fellows are outstanding lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice or teaching of construction law, and who are dedicated to excellence in its practice.
Bennett Jones Highly Recommended in Global Competition Review's GCR 100 2023
January 13, 2023
Bennett Jones has once again been ranked as Highly Recommended in Global Competition Review’s 2023 edition of the GCR 100, a comprehensive listing of the world’s best competition practices. The rankings provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world.
Rob McDonald Wins 2023 CBA Distinguished Service Award
January 11, 2023
Rob McDonald has won a 2023 Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Profession. Jointly presented by Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) and the Law Society of Alberta, these prestigious awards recognize the outstanding contributions Alberta lawyers make to the legal profession.
Season's Greetings from Bennett Jones!
December 20, 2022
As our centennial year comes to an end, we take this opportunity to wish you a merry holiday season and a new year filled with hope, prosperity and good health. Our firm has had the privilege of celebrating a century of service over this past year, a milestone we could not have achieved without the dedication of our people and the trust of our clients. For this we are incredibly grateful. As we gear up for 2023, we look forward to helping businesses solve their most complex legal matters and contributing to the success and prosperity of our great country for another 100 years.
Bennett Jones is Official Legal Sponsor of 24th World Petroleum Congress
December 16, 2022
Bennett Jones is the official legal sponsor of 24th World Petroleum Congress (WPC), taking place in the global energy hub of Calgary from September 17-21, 2023.
The Congress is the world’s premier oil, gas and energy forum and is held every three years in WPC member countries. The theme of the 24th WPC is Energy Transition: The Path to Net Zero.
Michelle Yung Elected to Atira Board of Directors
December 13, 2022
Michelle Yung has been elected to the board of directors of Atira Women's Resource Society, effective Friday, December 9, 2022. Atira is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women. It provides a range of direct, non-barrier services, including safe and supportive housing, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as well as Burnaby, Surrey and White Rock.
Lori Sterling New Chair at Pearson College UWC
December 02, 2022
Lori Sterling has been confirmed as the new Chairperson of the Board at Pearson College UWC in Canada. She served on the Board for six years and is a Pearson alumnae. Lori is also a member of the governance committee of the International United World College Board.
Bennett Jones a Best Employer for 22nd Year
November 29, 2022
In its 100th year of helping clients solve their most complex legal matters, Bennett Jones has been ranked a Best Employer in Canada for the 22nd time. The firm is the longest-ranked Best Employer in Canada. Kincentric Best Employers recognizes leading organizations worldwide, using the most objective measure possible—employee opinion.
Bennett Jones Shines In Legal 500 Canada Rankings
November 09, 2022
Bennett Jones has been recognized as a top-tier firm in five practice areas in the 2023 Legal 500 Canada guide: Aviation, Cannabis, Dispute Resolution: Alberta, Environment and Oil and Gas.
Victor Tsao Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Vancouver
November 01, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Victor Tsao has joined the firm as a partner in the Vancouver office. He practices corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, cross-border transactions, financing, technology and entertainment law. He is also a registered trademark agent in Canada.
Scott Martyn Joins Bennett Jones as Partner in Toronto
October 27, 2022
Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Scott Martyn has joined the firm as a partner in the Toronto office. He has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate law with a focus on construction, project finance, project development and infrastructure. Scott has expertise in advising builders/developers, hospitals, municipalities and governmental participants.
Bennett Jones Deepens Regulatory Law Team With New Calgary Partners
October 04, 2022
Martin Ignasiak and Jessica Kennedy have joined Bennett Jones as partners in Calgary. They will work closely with the firm's clients across the country to develop and execute strategies for obtaining regulatory approvals for large scale projects and navigating the changing energy regulatory landscape.
Bennett Jones Awards Three $10,000 Scholarships to Future Leaders in Law
September 29, 2022
Congratulations to the first recipients of the Bennett Jones Future Leaders in Law Scholarship Program. Launched earlier this year, 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.
Bennett Jones Recognized in Chambers Canada 2023
September 29, 2022
Bennett Jones has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading law firms across 38 practice areas, with 120 lawyer rankings in Chambers Canada 2023. In this year's guide, Bennett Jones has 10 Band 1 practice rankings, 16 Band 1 lawyer rankings and 12 newly-ranked lawyers.
David Dodge on Inflation and the Canadian Economy
September 21, 2022
David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, will appear before the Senate of Canada's Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy on Thursday, September 22, 2022 to testify on the state of the economy and inflation.