Author: | Published: 24 Feb 2014


Samantha Gallagher, Arnold & Porter
The announced dissolution of Heenan Blaikie is significant on many levels. Aside from being the biggest collapse in Canada's legal market, it may also point to severely limited restructuring options for other large law firms that see their profits dwindle. Moreover, it has flooded the Canadian legal market with professionals in many different practice areas looking for a new platform.

One of the firms to benefit is MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT, which picked up Frederico Marques, a Brazilian-qualified lawyer who acts as a foreign legal consultant in Canada. Before joining Heenan, Marques worked...