Ogilvy Renault Opens Calgary Office

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January 18, 2010—Ogilvy Renault, one of Canada's leading law firms, today announced the opening of its new Calgary office. The office will provide domestic and international clients with high quality and specialized energy law services. Ogilvy Renault also has offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, and London (UK).

"The Calgary market is at the centre of the energy sector, both in Canada and around the world. There continues to be a high level of interest, investment and activity in energy," says John Coleman, Managing Partner of Ogilvy Renault. "Our new Calgary office will help us serve clients where the energy deals are being made and lever our existing services in construction law, structured financing, transactional matters, taxation, intellectual property, employment and mobility and dispute resolution."

Scott "Rusty" Miller will be the Calgary office's Managing Partner. Rusty was previously Vice-President and General Counsel at Petro-Canada (now Suncor Energy Inc.) and a member of the company's executive leadership team. He will be joined by Nick Kangles, Miles Pittman, Ben Rogers and Michael Bennett.

"Together the team boasts an impressive score card in the energy law area," says Coleman. "Rusty will be a great leader for our Calgary office—his experience and knowledge of the sector is unparalleled and we're very pleased he has chosen to join our partnership. Nick, Miles, Ben and Michael are each acknowledged as experts in energy law and the energy business, having advised many leading Canadian and international energy companies. The collective experience and knowledge of this team is impressive and will be invaluable to us and our clients."

"I've enjoyed watching Calgary become the heart of the energy sector in my 28 years in the energy business," says Miller. "As a general counsel I know that companies need a full range of specialized legal services to develop projects and to get energy deals done and that's what Ogilvy Renault brings to Calgary. I'm very excited about the potential of the new Calgary office—and the opportunities ahead in Canada and around the world."

Ogilvy Renault LLP is a full-service law firm with close to 450 lawyers...

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