With a mustache like his, you can be sure the man gets things done and makes his mark on the world.

Cox & Palmer’s Wayne Myles has been named one of “Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers” by Canadian Lawyer. The list acknowledges preeminent lawyers who influence the laws, justice system, legal profession, and civil society in Canada and abroad.

“Myles’ recent claim to fame is the $3-billion international merger of Barbados-based Columbus International Inc. with England-based Cable & Wireless Communications PLC,” reads the article in Canadian Lawyer. “His Mergers and Acquisitions expertise, combined with his dedicated client relationships, resulted in the largest deal in the telecommunications company’s history.” This deal spanned over 40 countries.

That transaction also “demonstrated that major international deals are being deftly handled by an Atlantic Canadian law firm.” Wayne is one of only five corporate and commercial lawyers so honoured.

“We’re proud to have Wayne as part of our team, and pleased to congratulate him on this significant accomplishment. It reflects his high level of leadership and experience,” says Alexander MacDonald, managing partner of Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s office.