LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – Stikeman Elliott partner to be inaugur…

LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – Stikeman Elliott partner to be inaugural holder of Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business

MONTREAL, July 31 – Stikeman Elliott LLP is proud to
recognize the appointment of its partner Edward J. Waitzer as the inaugural holder of the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business of York University in Toronto. The three-year appointment, which takes effect on January 1, 2008, is a tribute to Mr. Waitzer’s reputation as one of Canada’s leading lawyers and recognizes his particular expertise as an advisor to boards of directors in complex situations.

“This prestigious appointment clearly demonstrates the business and
academic communities’ recognition of Ed’s unique talent and contribution to corporate governance. Stikeman Elliott is very proud of Ed’s accomplishments both within and outside the firm, “said Mr. Pierre A. Raymond, Chair of the firm.

Mr. Waitzer is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of
Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate-Commercial Law and Mergers &
Acquisitions by Lexpert and has advised on many of Canada’s most significant
business transactions. He is currently the Falconbridge Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

During his appointment, Mr. Waitzer will remain an active partner of
Stikeman Elliott, of which he was Chair from 1999 to 2006. The firm is
delighted that not only its clients but the students and faculty of York
University and the broader legal community will now be able to benefit from our colleague’s insight and experience in this important area of business law.

About Stikeman Elliott LLP

With over 460 lawyers across Canada and around the world, Stikeman
Elliott is recognized nationally and internationally for the sophistication of
its business law practice. Stikeman Elliott is currently recognized as
Canada’s “Law Firm of the Year” by both the International Financial Law Review and Chambers Global. The firm serves its clients from offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver as well as internationally from New York, London and Sydney. For more information about Stikeman Elliott LLP, please visit our website at www.stikeman.com.

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