Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

February 18, 2010 08:01 ET

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) Lawyers Appointed to Lex Mundi Practice Groups

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - Four lawyers from Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) have been appointed to practice groups of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms.

Glen Agar, a partner with TDS has been appointed the Chair of the Lex Mundi Agribusiness Practice Group.

Through its extensive network, member firm lawyers of the Lex Mundi Agribusiness group provide clients with high-quality and cost-effective advice whenever and wherever agribusiness related issues arise. With their understanding of the farming industry and experience advising companies that grow, process and distribute food products, the group is best able to serve clients and resolve clients' legal needs.

Jim Edmond, a partner with TDS has been appointed the Chair of the Lex Mundi Insurance/Reinsurance Practice Group.

Representing primary carriers, reinsurers, retrocessionnaires and companies that seek legal support in contentious and non-contentious matters, member firm lawyers in the Lex Mundi Insurance and Reinsurance group offer the expertise and resources needed to help organizations face today's most challenging insurance issues. Through their extensive network member firm lawyers in the Lex Mundi Insurance and Reinsurance group provide high-quality and cost-effective ways to meet clients' needs.

Douglas Forbes, a partner with TDS has been appointed the Regional Vice Chair (North America) of the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions Practice Group

It is essential for organizations doing business abroad to be able to access trusted legal advice as they expand their operations and investments into global markets. Through the Lex Mundi network, clients have access to lawyers with expertise in a diverse range of cross-border transactions. This network provides clients with access to local transactional lawyers with the necessary knowledge and experience with local laws, governmental agencies and necessary transaction documents to effectively manage the substantial complexities of a multi-jurisdictional deal. Internationally experienced, locally connected and business-minded, Lex Mundi's network of transactional lawyers provide clients the best possible advice and support, wherever they do business, around the globe.

Jan Lederman, a partner with TDS has been appointed Regional Vice Chair (North America) of the Lex Mundi Corporate Organizations and Securities Practice Group.

The Lex Mundi Corporate Organizations and Securities Practice Group provides a forum for practitioners to address issues relating to the formation and structuring of corporate organizations, choice of organizational type, structure and jurisdiction for particular transactions, corporate governance issues such as those addressing director duties and obligations, indemnifications, liability limitation and liability exculpation, shareholders rights, entitlements and duties, compliance structures, merger and acquisition transactions, and related matters. The practice group also provides a forum to address issues of securities law including regulatory compliance, regulatory oversight and related matters.

Through Lex Mundi, TDS (the exclusive member firm in Manitoba, Canada) provides its clients with access to more than 21,000 lawyers in 560 offices around the world. These premier independent law firms provide legal representation and local market knowledge practically anywhere in the world.

Member selection criteria are very stringent, and members are among the leading law firms in their jurisdictions. While remaining independent, each Lex Mundi member firm is committed to uniform service standards that provide clients with consistency and confidence, and each shares a remarkable dedication to client service.

Don Douglas, TDS CEO and Managing Partner says, "Whether you are an importer, exporter, or international business, with our global connections and international relationships our team can help you make it happen for your business".

"Lex Mundi is the mark of excellence for legal services around the world. The key to Lex Mundi is the quality of its member firms", says Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi. Anduri adds, "Working with 160 preeminent law firms around the world, Lex Mundi member firms can provide cost-effective, superior legal services to clients just about anywhere around the world".


TDS is a leading Canadian business, employment and civil litigation law firm with over 120 years of history providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm's seventy-lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice. Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP is one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, the world's foremost association of independent law firms, representing 160 member firms from every Canadian province, every state in the United States and 100 other countries throughout the world. In 2010 TDS was again recognized nationally by Lexpert(R) as the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba.

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