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Christopher A. Hewat

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Christopher A. Hewat, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Chris Hewat is a partner who practises in the areas of securities and business law, with focus on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions. M&A experience includes advising the Special Committee of Patheon on its sale to a joint venture established by DSM Pharmaceuticals Products and JLL Partners; The Brick on its sale to Leon’s; TransGlobe Apartment REIT on its acquisition by Starlight Investments and PD Kanco; and Cliffs Natural Resources in its acquisition of Consolidated Thompson. Extensive experience acting for issuers and underwriters in public offerings, including IPOs by Shopify, Aritzia and Capital Power, and cross-border offerings by Open Text, Canadian Pacific Railway and The Descartes Systems Group. Also recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Admitted: Ontario Bar, 1987; LLB, MBA, University of Western Ontario, 1985.

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 863-2761
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: chris.hewat@blakes.com

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