: Karin McCaskill, Sobeys, named 2014 General Counsel of the Year

June 19, 2014

Karin McCaskill, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sobeys Inc., was named 2014 General Counsel of the Year at the Canadian General Counsel Awards Monday, June 16.

Karin was recognized for her work on Sobeys' $5.8 billion purchase of Safeway Canada, Canada's largest deal in 2013. This significant transaction required Karin to assemble and lead a team of external and internal counsel through a highly complex, multinational project. The award was also recognition of her ability to lead this transaction, while maintaining her day-to-day workload as General Counsel for the second largest grocery retailer in Canada.

Her ability to lead the extensive legal team required to bring this deal to a successful completion is a testament to her skills and leadership. Stewart McKelvey was privileged to have Karin as a Partner in our firm until she joined Sobeys in 2003, and we are pleased to continue to work with her as a client of our firm.

The Canadian General Counsel Awards is the only national program designed to recognize excellence in the In-House legal community. The Financial Post featured Karin and this award in two articles, published June 17, 2014 and June 20, 2014.

We congratulate Karin on this significant achievement.

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