Former Top Competition Bureau Prosecutor Guy Pinsonnault joins McMillan

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - McMillan LLP is pleased to announce that Guy Pinsonnault has joined the firm's Ottawa office as a partner in the Competition and International Trade Law Group. Mr. Pinsonnault will also be co-located in the firm's Montreal office and he will spend a significant amount of time to enhance the firm's strong competition presence in Québec.

"McMillan is very fortunate to have someone of Guy's experience join our team," said Neil Campbell, partner in the firm's Competition and International Trade Law Group. "McMillan is recognized as one of Canada's leading competition law practices, acting for both domestic and international clients in both of Canada's official languages on contentious competition matters, in every major market in Canada. Guy's expert knowledge and his unparalleled litigation experience, together with his worldwide network of relationships with counsel and with competition law enforcers adds additional strength to our top-tier offering."

Mr. Pinsonnault brings more than 30 years criminal law experience to his new role at McMillan. Since 2004, he acted as General Counsel at the Competition Section of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada - the most senior prosecutor at the Competition Bureau. In that role, he focused on criminal matters involving both domestic and international cartels as well as fraudulent telemarketing cases.

"I am very pleased to be welcomed to the McMillan team and look forward to working to build the firm's already very strong competition cartel practice and addressing any white collar criminal defence needs of clients," said Mr. Pinsonnault.

James Musgrove, partner in the firm's Competition and International Trade Law Group, added that "Guy's decades of prosecutorial experience undoubtedly deepens our already very strong cartel practice. There really is no one else in Canada with Guy's experience. We are delighted to have him aboard."

McMillan has built a strong practice in competition with the proven ability to provide comprehensive and specialized legal services in all aspects of competition and international trade transactions involving every industry. In joining McMillan, Mr. Pinsonnault becomes the most recent addition to its list of accomplished partners.

About McMillan LLP

McMillan is a leading Canadian business law firm committed to client service and professional excellence for over 100 years. With recognised expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, McMillan provides definitive Canadian legal advice to businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals in Canada, the United States and internationally. McMillan has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. McMillan stands as a truly modern and ambitious law firm with enhanced scope, deeper bench strength and a broad range of expertise offering effective, innovative solutions to Canadian and international clients. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcmillan.ca.

SOURCE McMillan LLP

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