News Tech: Dentons Canada is expanding its banking and finance business across the nation with both lateral senior appointments and a significant drive to teach and mentor newly minted lawyers, counting on the domestic and international markets to remain busy.
Ryan Therrien, a former director and senior counsel with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and Geoff Marinangeli, who joined from national company Miller Thomson, are two new partners who have recently joined the team.
Ryan Middleton, national practise group leader of Dentons Canada’s banking and finance division, said, “We’ve really pushed to actively recruit from within and also from outside the company.”
The company hired 13 additional team members in total, with locations in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. Nearly half of them are new associates; many of them completed their articling training at the firm over the previous two years.
Marinangeli claimed that one of the reasons he chose to work for Dentons was because it “fosters a collaborative work atmosphere” and gives professionals and lawyers the resources they need to advance their careers and practises.
Middleton, who has been in charge of the banking and finance team for roughly ten months, claimed that Dentons is expanding the team because the Canadian bank and finance group has a sizable worldwide platform because it is a part of a global organisation. The company thinks it can use that platform to get jobs coming from outside of Canada, even during hard economic times. According to him, it is strategically expanding the practise so they can seize possibilities.
We’re trying to ensure that as the market changes and as those trends shift, we’re actively going out and grabbing people to take advantage of those trends, said Middleton, whether it be in a specific area of finance or on the regulatory side. He continued by saying that he anticipates adding additional players to the Canadian team in the upcoming several months.