Partner whose practice focuses principally on public and private M&A. He has advised on many of Canada’s most important transaction, including on Maple Group’s acquisition of TMX Group (Lexpert® 2012 Deal of the Year). Represents acquirers, targets, controlling shareholders and committees of independent directors in public company acquisitions, negotiated and hostile; strategic and private equity buyers in private M&A transactions. Has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and across all industries, including private equity, financial services, communications and media, technology, distressed M&A, mining and energy. Also advises public companies on corporate governance issues. Ranked band 1 in Chambers Global (corporate/M&A) and Chambers Canada (corporate/commercial: Ontario); recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada; IFLR1000; Who's Who Legal Canada: Corporate – Merger and Acquisition; Who’s Who Legal Canada: Capital Markets; The Legal 500: Canada; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers.