Dentons Welcomes Two New Counsel in Vancouver Office
September 30, 2014 - Vancouver - Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to announce that Mai Rempel and Don Smith have joined the Firm, both as Counsel. Based in Dentons' Vancouver office, Mai and Don bring expanded depth and expertise to the Firm in each of their respective areas of practice.
Mai Rempel has extensive expertise and experience acting as lead counsel and senior negotiator in relation to Aboriginal, property and environmental, energy law, as well as major capital project development. Her practice includes providing legal and strategic advice, leading treaty and settlement negotiations, and also includes solicitors work in relation to the drafting of a diverse range of agreements, with various parties, including with First Nations. Mai was called to the bar in 1999.
Don Smith is a known leader in the areas of insurance law and litigation. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 (insurance) and by Benchmark Litigation (litigation), Don is a significant addition to Vancouver's Construction Group, where he will provide counsel on construction defence, defence of municipalities, product liability, and defence for property and liability insurers in complex multi-party claims. Most recently, Don was included in the Best Lawyers in Canada rankings for 2014. Don was called to the BC Bar in 1991.
"We are delighted to welcome Mai Rempel and Don Smith to Dentons and look forward to introducing them to our clients and colleagues across Canada and around the globe," says Lori Mathison, Managing Partner of Dentons' Vancouver office. "Both of these knowledgeable lawyers have developed strong relationships in British Columbia, as well as nationally and internationally. They will deliver a wealth of insight and expertise to their respective groups, and enhance the accomplished bench strength in Vancouver."
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2013 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and startups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.
Lori A. Mathison
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