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Laramée joins DS Lawyers Canada as partner, CEO

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 2:53 PM | By John Chunn

After serving for many years at the helm of Kaufman Laramée, Richard Laramée has joined DS Lawyers Canada, a firm with offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

From the Montreal office, Laramée, as partner and chairman of the board, will support the firm's rapid growth, which has seen an increase of 35 per cent per year since its inception.

Three experienced practitioners will also join the Montreal team as partners: Kim Toffoli, who specializes in banking and finance law; Pierre Verville, an expert in mergers and acquisitions; and Josée Pilon, will spearhead employment and labour law.

"I am delighted to associate myself with a new generation of lawyers in a dynamic and prosperous firm that is clearly committed to global markets," said Laramée. "The thought of using my professional experience to support this bold and rapidly evolving firm is particularly exciting."

DS Lawyers Canada is the North American division of the DS international network, founded in Paris in 1972. The network operates 25 offices in 15 countries and on four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

"Since joining DS in 2013, the Canadian firm has brilliantly managed to distinguish itself within our group," added Daniel Chausse, president of DS Lawyers in Paris.

The firm will be known as DS Laramée in the province of Quebec.