John Ciardullo is a partner in the Toronto office where he is head of the corporate department and former head of the Capital Markets/Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Ciardullo has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and securities transactions with particular emphasis on complex M&A transactions, proxy contests/contested meetings and corporate finance transactions. In this context, he counsels clients on a wide variety of matters including transaction structuring, acquisition and defense strategy and compliance with fiduciary duties, as well as other relevant aspects of applicable law. He is recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; and was named as one of Lexpert's Rising Stars in 2007. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.