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Bretton Woods Law to join DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Montreal office

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 1:57 PM | By John Chunn


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that it has reached an agreement with the Montreal office of Bretton Woods Law Canada. Effective May 1, 2019, Bretton Woods Canada’s team of four lawyers and an articling student will join DLA Piper Canada’s Montreal office.

According to DLA Piper’s press release, the team brings a blend of capabilities and experience which will significantly expand upon the strength of the Montreal office and bolster the firm’s national service offering in the rapidly growing practice area of global compliance, international risk management and corporate investigations. Bretton Woods Canada focused on ethics and compliance, corporate investigations and international business risk.

The following are joining DLA Piper Canada: counsel Ayman Daher and Alan Sarhan and associates Daniel Chung and François Tremblay.

Daher is specialized in investigations, risk management, administrative disputes, arbitration matters and litigation and has worked on or managed such files in over 30 jurisdictions. He has pleaded before all levels of the courts of Quebec up to and including the Quebec Court of Appeal and played a significant role on files brought to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daher has worked extensively on shareholder and other corporate stakeholder disputes and has a deep understanding of the impact of criminal and commercial issues with regard to director liabilities. Daher was the co-founding partner of Bretton Woods Canada.
 
Sarhan is a business lawyer with broad experience in corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, engineering and construction law, international risk management, global compliance and corporate investigations.

He has worked on several high-profile international corruption cases and corporate investigations in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America and has advised numerous Canadian public and private corporations on matters relating to ethics and compliance. He has expertise with the integrity rules of various international financial institutions, including the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank. He was the co-founding partner of Bretton Woods Canada.
 
Chung practises in the area of commercial and civil litigation and has advised clients on all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, from strategic counselling to representation before the various levels of court. He has worked on numerous provincial and national class action files.
 
Tremblay has a commercial and corporate law practice with specialized expertise in matters of integrity and compliance. He has had the opportunity to act in important matters in Africa, the Middle East, and Japan in which he assisted clients in reviewing, updating and drafting integrity compliance programs as well as in conducting internal investigations. He has also advised Canadian clients, both in the public and private sector, on matters of ethics and compliance.

Articling student Marie-Philippe Lavoie from Université Laval, will also join the team for her articles.

“We are thrilled with these additions,” said Marc Philibert, Montreal managing partner and chair of the Canadian finance group. “They provide a boost to our Montreal office on numerous fronts and significantly enhance our national capabilities in international risk management, global compliance and white collar/corporate crime.”