features not just information on why that individual has made the list, but also comment from those in-house lawyers about how they have helped shape innovation in the legal industry.If you have feedback on the GC Powerlist: Canada, or wish to nominate other in-house individuals (either in Canada or global), please do get in touch at [email protected]‘I did that by orienting our work around our company’s agreements’, Abramson explains, ‘and dividing things up into three domains: commercial agreements, consumer agreements, and regulated agreements’.Upon joining the company in March 2014, Abramson identified privacy as a key vector for Tek Savvy Solutions and its customers.More recently his legal team has been able to contribute more actively to the company’s strategic direction by trying to do more work that comes out of the ‘back office’.Angela Avery’s legal career started in 1994 at the internationally recognised Canadian law firm Bennett Jones.
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One of Adams’ biggest professional victories has been winning a case at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004, Daimler Chrysler Services Canada Inc. Jean-Francois Lebel, where the company triumphed due to well formulated arguments and Adams’ ability to withstand pressure to settle by pushing ahead with litigation.
Adams has also used litigation as a sword to change the law in British Columbia to restore full deficiency rights to creditors.
After assuming his position as chief legal and regulatory officer at the telecommunications company Tek Savvy Solutions, Bram Abramson formed a functional legal department practically from scratch, hiring all lawyers and defining the scope of the department’s activities.