John Ciardullo is a partner and head of the Corporate Department in the Toronto office and is the former head of the Capital Markets/Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He 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. John 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.