Laurie Duke and Janan Paskaran Recognized as 2015 Lexpert® Rising Stars

November 20, 2015

Torys is delighted to announce that partners Laurie Duke and Janan Paskaran have been selected as Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Lexpert® awards this honour each year to a select group of in-house and law firm lawyers who have made a mark in multiple areas—as legal professionals, as business leaders and as community members. The award was handed out last night in a gala ceremony in Toronto.

laurie dukeLaurie’s practice focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. She has experience advising a wide variety of private equity firms and pension plans in domestic and international investment (direct and co-investments), mergers and acquisitions, and divestiture transactions, and has advised clients regarding both public and private company targets in various industries, including infrastructure, consumer goods, automotive, retail, agriculture, healthcare, energy and oil & gas. Laurie is qualified in both New York and Ontario.

janan paskaranJanan’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on international transactions. He has extensive experience representing public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers. Janan also advises on securities compliance matters, commercial transactions, and corporate finance, procedures and governance. He is one of the founding partners of Torys’ Calgary office which was established in 2011.

We congratulate Laurie and Janan on this outstanding achievement.

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