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A&B Announces Six New Partners
Congratulations Jeremy D. Burke, Melanie Cole, Andrew Magnus, Daniel Mahler, Andrea Skinner, and Mark van Zandvoort on becoming partners of the firm.

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A&B In the News
Robb English Appears in National Creditor Debtor Review
Robb English wrote an article entitled "Tolling Provisions Within Forbearance Agreements" which appeared in the December 2015 issue of National Creditor Debtor Review.

Martin Kovnats Quoted in Lexpert Magazine
Martin Kovnats was quoted in the January 2016 issue of Lexpert magazine on the topic of "Global Expansion Plans." Marty addressed the most important considerations for Canadian companies and their in-house counsel when contemplating global growth.

Jonathan Tong Helps Raise Funds for SickKids
Jonathan Tong was featured in a Globe and Mail article about Breakfast of Champions. This annual fundraising event raises money for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children while helping young professionals network with senior executives.

Lorenzo Lisi Appears on Canada AM

Lorenzo Lisi speaks about addiction in the workplace from a legal perspective and rights as an employee and an employer.

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Success Stories
Trevali Mining Corporation Amends $52.5 Million Original Note Indenture
On December 30, 2015, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX: TV) amended, by way of entering into a supplemental note indenture, its original note indenture with its senior secured holders of its $52.5 million senior secured notes placed on May 30, 2014 to extend and expand the debt facility.

Ucore Rare Metals Raises $6.9 Million in a Royalty Financing with an Option to Increase to $8.2 Million
On December 14, 2015, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. announced that it raised US$5 million (approximately C$6.9 million) by issuing a convertible royalty or profit sharing agreement on the sale of products and services related to the processing of rare earth elements and other specialty metals and critical materials utilizing SuperLig® Molecular Recognition Technology.

Firm News Receives Canadian Law Blog Award

A&B's startups blog,, was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Practice Group Blogs in the 2015 Canadian Law Blog Awards! We are proud to share this award with Gowlings and McCarthy Tétrault LLP and would like to congratulate all of the other 2015 Clawbies’ winners. Click here to read the complete list.

Martin Kovnats Reappointed as Co-Vice Chair of IBA Professional Ethics Committee
For a second consecutive year, Martin Kovnats has been named Co-Vice Chair of the International Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee.

OSC Appoints Tom Fenton to Securities Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Tom Fenton on being named to the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee for a three-year term.

Jeffrey Merk Appointed an Officer of IBA Professional Ethics Committee
Congratulations to Jeffrey Merk on being appointed an officer of the International Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee.