Olga Farman Named a Rising Star in Canada

Montreal, November 26, 2010 – Lavery is pleased to announce that Ms. Olga Farman was honoured as a Rising Star in Canadian legal circles at the Lexpert Rising Stars Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation held in Toronto on November 25. The purpose of this annual competition organized by the legal magazine Lexpert is to honour Canada’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments, leadership, vision, entrepreneurial skills, concern for client satisfaction and teamwork.

Ms. Farman is a member of the firm's Business Law Group and specializes in Health and Life Sciences Law. She possesses a broad understanding of the organizational structure of health care institutions, research funding methods and the rules governing the legal and administrative activities of health care institutions.

She specializes in the preparation and negotiation of technology transfer licensing agreements, research and development, distribution and basic and clinical research contracts and intellectual property rights agreements. Ms. Farman works with major health sector clients and counsels the MSSS and others on the evolution of the rules governing research agreements in Quebec and Canada. She also advises biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on all aspects of their operations and product development phases.

Ms. Élise Poisson, the firm’s Managing Partner, said: “From the outset of her practice, Olga Farman has distinguished herself, particularly in her field, by her enthusiasm, energy and commitment to our clients. We are very pleased that she has been recognized as one of our profession’s rising stars in Canada and will continue to support her in the development of our services in Health and Life Sciences Law for the benefit of all of our clients.”

For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at www.lexpert.ca/risingstars.

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