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McCarthy Tetrault partner safe after being held hostage in Mali attack


By Neasa MacErlean

25 November 2015 at 09:00 BST


Pierre Boivin, M&A and natural resources specialist at the Canadian law firm, has been released after being taken hostage by Islamic extremists in an attack on the Radisson hotel in Mali's capital city of Bamako.

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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: ABAMcCarthy Tetrault

 
   
 
 
 

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