Partner and co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group. Focuses on corporate/securities law, with an emphasis on public/ private M&A (including private equity transactions), corporate finance (IPOs and follow-on financings) and contested governance matters (including proxy contests). Has been involved in the structuring and execution of a variety of M&A transactions, including complex international mergers and hostile take-over bids. Has worked extensively with foreign-based private equity funds with Canadian-oriented acquisitions and investments. Has been significantly involved in assisting companies with various corporate governance matters and in representing companies and individuals with enforcement matters initiated by the Ontario Securities Commission. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada (M&A, corporate, securities), by Chambers Global (M&A), Chambers Canada (Ontario: corporate/commercial) and by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (M&A, Corporate Finance & Securities and Private Equity). Named by Lexpert® as “The Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in 2008. Former member of Securities Advisory Committee to the OSC. Actively involved in the securities law course at Osgoode Hall Law School and teaches at the University of Toronto as an adjunct professor.