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Kip Daechsel Joins McMillan LLP

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - McMillan LLP announced today that Kip Daechsel, formerly Heenan Blaikie's National Co-Managing Partner and Toronto Office Managing Partner, has joined the firm.

"Kip Daechsel is a seasoned lawyer with an enviable reputation for handling complex business challenges. His broad range of experience and innovative approach to helping clients makes him an excellent fit with the rest of the firm," said Andrew Kent, CEO of McMillan.

Best known for his work in mergers and acquisitions and in financial services regulatory matters, Mr. Daechsel's practice also includes conflict resolution, shareholder disputes, commercial agreements, structured finance and creditor remedies. His fluency in English, French, Italian and Spanish serves him well in his role as strategic advisor to international clients.

Mr. Daechsel was called to the bar in Ontario and in Quebec in 1984. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in services to the profession and the community.

Mr. Daechsel is the eighth lawyer to join McMillan from the former Heenan Blaikie firm over the past several weeks. The Advocacy and Litigation Group now includes construction litigation lawyer Geza Banfai and commercial litigators Caireen Hanert and Laura Brazil. The Capital Markets team welcomed Kosta Kostic and Eugene Chen who work with clients on their corporate finance, securities and M&A needs. Dawn Mains specializes in the management and commercialization of intellectual property assets while Allison Wong, the fourth of the new lawyers to join the Calgary office, will continue her practice in business law.

About McMillan LLP

McMillan is a modern and ambitious business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. Our firm values -- respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence -- are at the heart of McMillan's commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcmillan.ca.

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