July 4, 2017
Osler is pleased to announce that Sandra Abitan has been named the new Managing Partner of the firm’s Montréal office, effective July 1. Sandra has played significant roles in the development of the Montréal office over the past 15 years, including various leadership positions within the Firm. A recognized leader in the areas of insolvency and restructuring law both in Québec and nationwide, she is lauded for her creative and practical approach to problem solving and finding solutions to complex business and legal problems.
A partner in Osler’s Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group, Sandra specializes in complex consensual and court-supervised corporate recapitalizations, restructurings, reorganizations and strategic acquisitions. Her clientele is diverse and reflective of the Canadian and international business community – global companies, financial institutions, equity participants, and court officers. Sandra has expertise in cross border and international matters acting for a number of major private and public corporations operating in a variety of areas.
She will continue her law practice while in her new role as Managing Partner.
Sandra succeeds Shahir Guindi who previously served in that role for the past 7 years. Shahir was recently elected as Co-Chair of the firm, and will continue his legal practice while assuming his national responsibilities. Shahir played a significant part in the growth of our Montréal office and has been the “go-to advisor” for many of our clients and business community members. He has been a voice for disciplined growth, diversity and inclusion within our firm and industry, and has devoted himself to numerous public and private directorships and charitable causes. We thank him for his immeasurable efforts and the positive impact he has had on our Montréal office and community as Managing Partner.
Osler Montréal was established almost two decades ago and continues to evolve to deliver top-level legal solutions to meet clients’ changing needs. It serves many of Québec’s leading companies, established small and mid-market enterprises, start-up ventures and investors and financial institutions.