Hugh MacKinnon sat down with Law.Com International for a year-end interview to share his insights on what 2023 holds for Canadian law firms and the country's economy. He says that in Canada, “We need to be realistic on things like the energy transition, how long it’s going to take, we have to preserve the old before we get the new, and sometimes people forget that. So coherent public policy would be helpful.”
When it comes to having more regulatory certainty in Canada, Hugh says that with the “global rules-based order fraying at the edges” and interest rates uncertain, policies surrounding such areas as regulatory, tax and environment, social and governance, and other policies need to be clear and coherent. This will give clients both in Canada and outside its borders the certainty they need to undertake large projects.
Law.Com also writes on Bennett Jones' continued growth with the firm's new Montreal office. Hugh says this was driven by clients saying they want boots on the ground in Canada’s second-largest city.
Subscribers can read the full story, "Energy, Renewables, Infrastructure to Buoy Canadian Law Firms in 2023," on the Law.Com website.