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 past 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 Montréal Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017. Ranked in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 as a band 1 leading lawyer in corporate/commercial – Québec and is described as "a wonderful ambassador for the firm". Also listed in: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016; Lexpert® Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, June 2016; Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016. Recognized one of the "30 Most Influential Private Equity Attorneys in the World” by Private Equity International, October 2006. Recent mandates include: Vail Resorts’ C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings; Allergan Inc. in the unsolicited $45.7B take-over bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc.; CRH in its C$6.5B acquisition of certain assets from Holcim Lafarge; News Corp. in its C$455M acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises; acquisition by Acuity Brands of Distech Controls; acquisition by Marriott International of Delta Hotels.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
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