Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Apr 11, 2014

Read about how this legislation will impact your business when it comes into force on July 1, 2014, and how you can prepare.

George Wisniewski Appointed Managing Partner

Mar 28, 2014

The Partners of Dale & Lessmann LLP are pleased to announce the appointment of George Wisniewski to the position of Managing Partner.  George will carry out this role in addition to continuing to serve his clients.

CCPIT/CCOIC Appointment Announcement - Dr. Sean X. Zhang

Mar 7, 2014

Dr. Sean X Zhang was invited and now has been appointed by China’s CCPIT/CCOIC Nanjing Mediation Sub-Center as one of its mediators. CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center was founded in 1987. It has been the first and the largest professional mediation organization in China and also the only mediation organization in China dedicated to handling foreign related commercial disputes, areas ranging from business, trade, financing, securities, investment, intellectual property, technology transfer, real estate, construction and subcontracting, transportation, insurance to other commercial activities. The Nanjing Mediation Sub-Center is one of the 45 sub-centers in China. China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)/China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)’s mediators handled in total nearly ten thousand cases, with a success rate higher than seventy percent, involving parties from more than 50 countries and regions.

Dean Psarras Joins Dale & Lessmann LLP

Jan 30, 2014

Dale & Lessmann LLP is pleased to announce that Dean Psarras has joined the firm as a Partner.  Prior to joining Dale & Lessmann LLP, Dean practiced as a Partner at a national law firm.  Dean will continue to practice business law with a focus on Canadian and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 

Sven Walker Named Rising Star by Lexpert and One of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40

Nov 5, 2013

Dale & Lessmann LLP is pleased to announce that Sven Walker has been named a Rising Star and one of Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40 by Lexpert®. Sven was officially recognized during Lexpert’s gala dinner and awards presentation in Toronto, Ontario on November 4, 2013, which was hosted in partnership with The Globe and Mail. Lexpert is Canada’s authoritative source for news and information in the legal community.

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award recognizes top lawyers under the age of 40 from across Canada. Winners are selected by an advisory board, which is comprised of many of the most respected senior lawyers in Canada from Canada’s largest law firms and corporations. To be considered for this prestigious award, nominees had to demonstrate legal talent, professional achievements, leadership skills, entrepreneurialism, business acumen, adaptability to change, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

“We congratulate Sven on this outstanding achievement, and are pleased that the Canadian legal profession has honoured him with this prestigious distinction,” says David E. Clark, Managing Partner of Dale & Lessmann LLP. “This tribute is a direct reflection of Sven’s superior business development abilities as well as his dedication to legal excellence and the delivery of outstanding and cost effective client service. We are very proud to have top talent like him on our team. This accomplishment is also a testament to the high calibre of all of the young partners at the firm and our commitment to providing and supporting opportunities for the professional growth of our lawyers.”

About Sven Walker

Sven Walker is a Partner at Dale & Lessmann LLP. He was promoted to firm’s partnership after only three years of practice. Sven practices corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on advising numerous privately-held and publicly-traded European companies – in particular from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia- with respect to their business ventures in Canada. Born in Germany, Sven advises his clients in German, French, and English in his daily law practice. Like other members of Dale & Lessmann LLP’s European Practice Group, Sven has worked, lived and studied in Europe and in Canada and is a recognized expert in regards to Canadian-European cross-border legal matters.

Sven is frequently involved in all types of general corporate and commercial matters, as well as corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, financings and divestitures of business and real estate holdings. He also advises on corporate governance issues and the establishment of subsidiaries in Canada and NAFTA region. Sven also serves as a director on the boards of the Canadian subsidiaries of several well-known multi-national corporations.

Sven has broad experience serving clients in a variety of different industries in relation to their business dealings across Canada, including the mining, oil and gas, retail, certification and testing, financial services, food, automotive, manufacturing, machine tooling, furniture, fashion, IT, energy and energy efficiency, construction and engineering, management consulting, automation logistics and transportation industries.

Sven has a sub-specialty in renewable energy law and leads the firm’s renewable energy law practice group. He has advised the firm’s significant portfolio of solar, wind, hydro and biogas clients in relation to the development, structuring, acquisition, disposition, financing, construction and operation of more than 2.5 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across Canada. He has acted as legal counsel on a number of the most important renewable energy projects in Canada.

To speak with Sven, please contact:
Dale & Lessmann LLP
181 University Avenue, Suite 2100
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5H 3M7
Phone: 416-369-7848
Fax: 416-863-1009

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About Dale & Lessmann LLP

Tracing its origins back over ninety years, Dale & Lessmann LLP is a full service business law firm based in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The law firm’s clients carry on business in almost every industry sector. We support our clients in relation to their business dealings across Canada. Many of our clients maintain regional offices across the country in cities, such as Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Our client list includes a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes - individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and startups; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities. Our clients benefit from the bench strength of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers who are committed to delivering client focused, cost effective and results driven legal solutions.

As a full service firm, the legal expertise of Dale & Lessmann LLP includes corporate and commercial law, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law, employment law, real estate law, banking and project financing law, aviation finance law, renewable energy law, construction law, P3, infrastructure and procurement law, business immigration law, franchise and distribution law, municipal law, intellectual property law, gaming law, bankruptcy and insolvency law, wills and estates law and commercial litigation. The members of our firm are fluent in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish and Chinese so as to cater to our international cross-border practice.

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To watch the Rising Stars interview with Sven Walker, please click here.