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Quebec firm, Calgary firm join forces to become DS Burstall

Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 3:08 PM | By John Chunn


DS Lawyers, an international boutique corporate law firm with its Canadian headquarters in Quebec City and Montreal, and Burstall LLP, a boutique corporate law firm based in Calgary, have come to an agreement to combine their teams, expertise and business. Effective July 1, 2021, Burstall LLP has merged with DS Lawyers (DS Avocats) and changed its name to DS Burstall.

“We’re very pleased and excited with this merger that will benefit our clients and our professional team. We’ll now have access to a larger and more diverse network of legal professionals across Canada and internationally, with better systems, technology and administrative support, to bolster our incredible team of lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff,” Robert Verbuck, managing partner of DS Burstall, said in a press release.

DS Lawyers’ clients will be able to leverage the acumen of DS Burstall’s team of professionals with expertise in business law, corporate finance, capital markets and securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and governance, employment law, dispute resolution, banking, energy and cannabis law. Similarly, Burstall’s clients will now have access to wide-ranging expertise in other specialties including tax, trade, real estate and financial services, across Canada and internationally.

With the addition of this new team of Calgary-based lawyers, the DS Lawyers network now has six offices across Canada in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. This is in addition to its international presence in Europe, Asia and South America through DS Avocats, with a total of more than 400 corporate legal practitioners across a network of offices in 23 cities in 13 countries.