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  1. 20 Lavery partners ranked in the 2014 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 20 partners of the firm are ranked among the most recommended lawyers in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2014 edition of Thomson Reuters’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country. It is a reference guide for Canadian and U.S. corporate counsel and law firms in need of specialized legal services. The 2014 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies the best lawyers in 64 practice areas based on the results of a thorough annual peer-review survey completed by more than a thousand respected legal professionals and a wide range of well-informed clients. Lavery lawyers are recommended in a vast array of fields, including banking, asset finance, mining law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and labour relations, pensions, class actions, construction law, family law, and commercial insurance litigation. "In the 2014 edition of this legal directory, 20 Lavery partners were recognized for their first-rate expertise. I congratulate our 20 colleagues for this recognition and for their continued commitment to serving the needs of our clients", said Don McCarty, Lavery’s Managing Partner. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2014 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory : Pierre-L. Baribeau - Labour (Management) Yvan Biron* - Environment Michel Blouin - Mining René Branchaud – Mining Louis Charette* - Aviation Gérard Coulombe, Q.C., Ad. E. – Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions Pierre Denis - Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Josée Dumoulin - Pensions (Management) Nicolas Gagnon - Construction Jean Hébert - Litigation – Commercial Insurance Odette Jobin-Laberge, Ad. E. - Litigation – Commercial Insurance Guy Lavoie* - Labour (Management) Guy Lemay – Class Actions Robert W. Mason - Litigation – Commercial Insurance François Parent* - Pensions (Labour) Louis Payette, Ad. E. – Banking Élisabeth Pinard* - Family Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E. - Class Actions; Litigation – Commercial Insurance; Litigation - Product Liability André Vautour - Technology Transactions Sébastien Vézina* - Mining *New postingFor more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at:

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  2. Proxy fight: Lavery successfully advises Fancamp

    Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. acted as special advisor to the Board of Directors of Fancamp Exploration Ltd. ("Fancamp") with regards to a proxy fight launched by a dissenting shareholder, which involved replacing Fancamp’s current board members. A team headed by Michel Blouin and including Sébastien Vézina, Jean Tessier and Maxime Bergeron provided advice to the management of Fancamp on the best possible way to cope with the proxy fight. More specifically, the Lavery team provided to Fancamp legal and strategic advice focusing on hostile takeovers and regulations concerning good governance as well as the smooth functioning of the meeting. In addition, Lavery offered to help Fancamp perform proxy verification so as to ensure that the voting results comply with the requirements set out by the Securities Transfer Association of Canada. The dissenting shareholder’s attempt was rejected at Fancamp’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting that was held on October 26, 2012 in Toronto. Michel Blouin, Sébastien Vézina and Jean Tessier were present at the Meeting to advise and assist the management of Fancamp and the Chairman of the Board. Sébastien Vézina acted as Secretary of the Meeting.

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