A spokeswoman for the law firm said that family and friends of the lawyer were 'tremendously relieved'. The hotel was stormed on Friday evening and at least 20 people were killed in the ensuing siege.
Energy and mining
Africa is listed as one of Mr Boivin's main areas of expertise on the McCarthy Tetrault website, alongside energy and mining. He has, for instance, acted as counsel to Windiga Energy, a company in the renewable energy sector in Africa, and to Managem, a Moroccan mining sector company. Sources: ABA; McCarthy Tetrault