Partner. Practises corporate & securities law with a focus on corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Lawrence has over 25 years experience in high profile Canadian and international M&A, public company and private equity transactions. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings including debt financings and cross-border offerings. He has also acted as counsel in many significant M&A transactions, plans of arrangements and take-over bids, and frequently provides advice to special committees of public companies. Lawrence taught a course on private equity law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011–2012. Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading practitioner in the areas of Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate, securities and leveraged-buyouts and private equity. Member of LSUC and CBA. BCL (civil law) and LLB (common law) from McGill University, Montréal. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1978.