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Holland & Knight has lost the co-chair of its technology group Raymer McQuiston to the New York office of US-Canadian firm Torys
McQuiston has joined as a partner in the corporate group, where his practice will focus on M&A and securities transactions. He will also help develop the firm's portfolio of technology clients. Torys managing partner in New York Charles Dorkey said: "Ray's exceptional international M&A experience enhances the firm's capabilities by adding breadth and depth to our corporate team." In addition to his technology clients, McQuiston acts for clients in a number of industries, including insurance and transport. He advises on matters ranging from joint ventures and recapitalisations to intellectual property. Torys joined forces with New York-based Haythe & Curley in 1999 to extend its capability into the US. For Canadian firms with technology clients, the US has been a problem. Clients want to access investors and customers outside Canada and firms run the risk of losing those clients if they are unable to provide a US presence.