VarTec Acquires BCE's Excel Communications

On August 26, 2001, Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) and VarTec Telecom, Inc. announced the signing of definitive agreements whereby VarTec will acquire from BCE the businesses of Excel Communications in North America. The transaction is valued at approximately US$250 million.

VarTec was represented in the US by Arter & Hadden LLP, with a team consisting of Joe Hoffman, David Washburn, Quentin Faust, Robin Bradford, Diana Cox, Lisa Gold, Bill Rivers, Steven Finley, Vic Zanetti, Mark Chambers and Brenda Brown (corporate/securities); Jason Berk, Dianah Brown, David Posteraro, John Garred and Sue Mizer (intellectual property); David Whitten (environmental); Chuck Perry, Jay Brandt and Kent Trulsson (litigation); John James (tax); Michael Harris (ERISA); Rob Ghio (labour and employment); and Michael Goodstein and Jerry Hochberg (antitrust).

McCartht T├ętrault LLP represented VarTec with a team that included G. Blair Cowper-Smith (business), Peter H. Harris, Q.C. (tax), Lorne P. Salzman (regulatory/competition), Hank Intven (regulatory), Gregory J. Winfield (pensions/benefits), Richard J. Nixon (labour and employment) and Navin Khanna (intellectual property and related matters).

Lawyer(s)

Richard J. Nixon Robin Bradford William L. (Bill) Rivers G. Blair Cowper-Smith Jay Brandt J. David Washburn Stephen M. Finley Navin Khanna David R. Posteraro Gregory J. Winfield Lorne P. Salzman David E. Whitten Hank Intven Lisa K/ Gold Victor B. Zanetti Quentin Faust Jason Berk John Garred