Desmond is a partner in Osler’s Business Law Group, and has over 18 years of experience advising on capital markets transactions and investment dealer regulation. He has co-led the Firm’s corporate finance and securities practice since 2005, and is responsible for the origination and execution of equity and debt financing transactions. Desmond has acted on numerous initial public offerings, new issues, secondary offerings and private placements for issuers primarily in the diversified, financial services, healthcare, mining, power and utilities and real estate industries. He also has extensive experience advising investment banking clients on a variety of day-to-day issues, including trading questions and regulatory matters. Desmond has an undergraduate degree in geology and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. He became a partner at Osler in 2005.