Partner whose practice focuses principally on public and private M&A. He has advised on many of Canada’s most important transactions, including 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 in 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: M&A and capital markets; Who’s Who Legal Capital Markets: debt and equity; Who’s Who Legal Corporate: M&A; 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.