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John W. Leopold

Stikeman Elliott LLP

John W. Leopold, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and past co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practising primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, focusing on cross-border transactions. Named Montréal Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017. Listed in Chambers Canada 2017 as a Band 1 leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec; Chambers Global 2016 in the corporate and M&A sector and described by peers as “a great M&A lawyer”; Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017; The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in corporate, M&A and securities; and the 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in M&A. Named one of the "30 Most Influential Private Equity Attorneys in the World” by Private Equity International, October 2006. Recent mandates include: an investor group in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada; Vail Resorts’s $1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb; Canadian counsel to Marriott in its US$12.2B acquisition of Starwood; BWXT Canada’s acquisition of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Lydall in its acquisition of Texel Technical Materials; and Maxi Canada in its sale to Altamont Partners.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC
Phone: (514) 397-3111
Fax: (514) 397-3422
E-mail: jleopold@stikeman.com

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  • Jan 31, 2017
    On September 23, 2016, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), creating the world’s largest hotel company. The ...
  • Oct 19, 2015
    Lexpert surveyed business law firms across the country to learn about emerging client needs
  • Jun 12, 2015
    US-based private-equity investors have contributed significantly to the steadily strengthening Canadian market
  • May 29, 2015
    Foreign investment into Canada is likely to stay strong due to a number of factors, say Canadian corporate lawyers
  • Apr 06, 2015
    Glimmers of hope have begun to shine a light on Canada’s diverse private-equity market as it steadily gains strength
  • 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