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John J. Ciardullo

Stikeman Elliott LLP

John J. Ciardullo, Stikeman Elliott LLP

John Ciardullo is a partner and head of the Corporate Group in Toronto. He 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 merger and acquisitions 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: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada in M&A, The Legal 500 Canada, International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and as one of the "Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2007. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission and has authored many articles and publications and speaks regularly on topics related to mergers and acquisitions.

Year Called to the Bar:1997 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 869-5235
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: jciardullo@stikeman.com

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Big Deals, Suits or Real Estate Transactions

Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • Feb 06, 2017
    Overall in 2016, there were several outbound deals, including Fortis’s acquisition of Michigan-based ITC Holdings and Enbridge’s acquisition of Spectra Energy. Lawyers told us that their “Canadian ...
  • Aug 08, 2016
    In the case of two Canadian trust funds – funds holding a galleon’s worth of bullion in gold and silver bars – a failed proxy vote by one disgruntled institutional unitholder quickly swelled into one ...
  • Jan 05, 2015
    Last year saw a continuing trend towards deals involving regulatory approvals, as the evolution of Canadian policies on “Canadian content” is likely to continue into the future