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UPDATED ON: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stikeman Elliott LLP:

William Braithwaite,

From The Globe and Mail

Stikeman Elliott LLP is pleased to announce the election of Mr. William Braithwaite as Chair of the firm. Mr. Braithwaite is also a member of the Partnership Board and Executive Committee, and a senior partner in the Toronto office.

Mr. Braithwaite is one of Canada’s leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers, and a recipient of numerous important professional recognitions, most recently being named in the top category for the 2012 Chambers Global’s The Guide to the Leading Lawyers for Business for individuals in Corporate/M&A. In addition to acting on some of the most significant cross-border merger transactions, he has acted as counsel to major Canadian corporations, boards of directors and institutional shareholders, as well as to various governments and regulatory authorities. Mr. Braithwaite will continue his transactional practice as a valued advisor to his clients through ongoing management of his corporate law practice.

Mr. Braithwaite succeeds Mr. Pierre Raymond, who completed two terms as Chair and will now continue with a management role in the Montréal office, with a focus on client relations. Mr. Raymond’s new mandate will be to further increase the firm’s presence in Québec, and to pursue new business opportunities.

Established in 1952, Stikeman Elliott LLP is one of Canada’s leading business law firms with almost 500 lawyers. Nationally, the firm has offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, and internationally, in New York, London and Sydney. The firm serves its clients wherever their business takes them.


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