Craig Thorburn is a partner who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He is also the relationship partner for many major corporate clients. In addition to his role at Blakes, Craig served from 2001-2006 as the senior vice-president of mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretary of Geac Computer, a large Canadian public software company. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions and acted for Labatt in its take-over bid for Lakeport Brewing Income Fund, AkzoNobel in its take-over bid for Sico, Geac Computer in its acquisition by Golden Gate through a plan of arrangement; InBev in its acquisition of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) and AmBev's contemporaneous acquisition of Labatt Brewing, Vivendi in its strategic combination with Seagram and Canal+ through a plan of arrangement; and Labatt in the sale of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club to Rogers Communications. Craig also deals with restructurings, such as Nortel Networks, SkyDome, Campeau, Olympia & York, and Dome Petroleum.