2016 Rising Stars Award Winners


Sophie Lamonde, Stikeman Elliot LLP

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Sophie Lamonde has led legal teams on large, highly complex M&A transactions, with emphasis on private-equity and cross-border deals. She was a key member of the team representing TELUS in its $600-million sale of a 35-per-cent stake in TELUS International to Baring Private Equity Asia. She acted on Taylor Morrison’s divestiture of Monarch to Mattamy Homes for $330 million; the $366-million sale of KRG Capital-backed Focus Corp. to WSP Global; and the sale of Astral Media to BCE for $3.8 billion. She also played central roles in restructurings, including the voluntary wind-down of Penson Financial Services Canada, in which $10 billion in assets held for clients was transferred; and the global restructuring of the AbitibiBowater Group. Sophie sits on boards of the Théâtre de Quat’Sous and Fondation PalliAmi, supporting Notre-Dame Hospital’s palliative-care unit.