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New partners for Gowling WLG

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 3:38 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Gowling WLG has made two additions to its team — one in Quebec and one in Ontario.

Glenn Harvey-McKean

Glenn Harvey-McKean

Glenn Harvey-McKean is now a partner working as part of the firm's Ottawa-based medical defence and health law group.

Before joining Gowling WLG, he worked in Toronto as a litigator, focusing on civil and commercial litigation matters, including commercial insurance disputes, coverage issues, property, professional negligence, product liability and major tort litigation. In addition to extensive trial experience (including appearing before the Bermuda Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for Bermuda) Harvey-McKean has specific expertise in conducting private and/or statutorily mandated mediations and arbitrations. Additionally, he provided risk analysis, litigation and advocacy services to corporate and insurance clients in Canada, the United States and offshore.

Jean-François Pelland has also joined as partner. He is the Montreal office in the corporate finance group.

Jean-François Pelland

Jean-François Pelland

Pelland has regularly acted for issuers, agents and capital pool corporations as lead counsel for listings and public equity financings on the TSX and TSX-V. He has also served as director or officer of issuers. Throughout his practice, Pelland has handled a wide assortment of financial matters, including institutional, public and private financing, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and tax planning. He has clients in the oil and gas, information technology, clean tech and social media sectors. Pelland also has expertise in cross-border transactions and life-sciences issues.

“Whether defending clients in complex disputes or supervising multifaceted M&A transactions, Glenn and Jean-Francois approach challenges with determination, sophistication and the type of industry know-how that can only come with high-level experience,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada. “We look forward to them continuing that tradition of superb client service alongside their new colleagues at Gowling WLG.”