Partner in the corporate/commercial, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions practices. Practice focuses on M&A, securities and corporate transactions. Has significant experience in acting for bidders, target companies, shareholders, special committees and financial advisers in connection with negotiated and hostile M&A transactions. Former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. Has taught securities law at the University of Western Ontario. Recognized in Chambers Global in corporate/M&A, Chambers Canada in corporate/commercial and in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in the area of mergers & acquisitions law. Named a Lexpert Rising Star in 2008 and a Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch in the Lexpert® 2010 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. LLB, University of Toronto (1995). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 and admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2000.