John W. Leopold

Stikeman Elliott LLP

John W. Leopold, Stikeman Elliott LLP
1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC H3B 3V2
Phone: (514) 397-3111
Fax: (514) 397-3422

Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practice focuses primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, with a focus on cross-border transactions. Named one of the "30 Most Influential Private Equity Attorneys in the World” by Private Equity International, October 2006; The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016; the Lexpert® 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada for M&A; International Who’s Who of Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers 2014; Who's Who Legal 100 2014 refers to John as a "trusted advisor" on corporate governance issues; and the 2015 edition of Chambers Global’s The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a recommended lawyer in the corporate and M&A sector where he is described by peers as “a great M&A lawyer” and is well known in the Montréal market. Recent mandates include the following: Bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire Allergan Inc.; acquisition by Acuity Brands of Distech Controls; acquisition by Harper Collins Publishers from Torstar of Harlequin; sale of PHH ARVAL to Element Financial; acquisition by Marriott International of Delta Hotels; acquisition by CRH plc of Holcim Canada from Lafarge Holcim; sale of Monarch Corporation by Taylor Morrison to Mattamy Homes.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
ALM mini banners
Most frequently recommended
Corporate Commercial Law
Corporate Mid-Market
Mergers & Acquisitions