Photos from the 2015 Canadian General Counsel Awards // The Circuit

In-house counsel from across Canada gather to celebrate excellence in the community

By Yvonne Bambrick

On Wednesday June 10th, 2015

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What: The 2015 Canadian General Counsel Awards
Where: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W
When: Monday June 1, 2015


The  Canadian General Counsel Awards, created in 2005 by ZSA Legal Recruitment and the National Post, took place on the evening of June 1 in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. In attendance for the sold-out black-tie gala were private practice lawyers and corporate counsel from across the country, ready to honour the accomplishments of Canada’s top in-house counsel.

Handsome tuxes, gorgeous gowns, epic schmoozing, and elegant glass awards brought the hall to life. Marie Henein, the night’s MC, surprised the crowd with a Seinfeld-diner-inspired video skit, satirizing her preparation for the MC role with the help of Scott Hutchison and other members of the Henein Hutchison team (Marie’s brother Peter Henein of Cassels Brock also made a cameo appearance). The video got the crowd laughing and warmed up for what was a fantastic no-holds-barred pre-dinner address.

Christopher Sweeney, CEO of ZSA, said: “We try to keep the event fresh and dynamic, and so this year invited Marie Henein to act as MC. She exceeded all expectations.”

Now in their 11th year, the awards bring together leading representatives of law firms and general counsel from across the country. “The CGCAs  are undoubtedly the most glamorous event in Canada for lawyers,” said Sweeney.

To see the full list of 2015 award recipients, please visit CGCA’s website.


For further details about ZSA Legal Recruitment, please visit ZSA’s website.


Yvonne Bambrick is the Author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, Executive Director of the Forest Hill Village BIA, and a Toronto-based Event & Portrait Photographer. Invite us to your party!