Partner. Practises corporate/securities law with a focus on M&A, private equity and corporate finance. Extensive experience representing mining companies in high profile international M&A and corporate finance transactions. Advises boards and activist shareholders on governance and proxy contests. Advised Bell Canada and the Kilmer Group with their acquisition of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, Apax Partners and Hub International in Hub’s US$4.4-billion acquisition by Hellman & Friedman, the significant shareholders of PEER 1 Network Enterprises in connection with Cogeco Cable’s $525-million take-over of PEER 1, Kilmer Sports and Lawrence Tanenbaum in connection with Teachers’ sale of its ownership interest in MLSE Ltd. to BCE and Rogers for $1.32 billion; and Western Coal Corp. with its $3.3-billion acquisition by Walter Energy. Formerly practised in Silicon Valley representing emerging growth companies, publicly traded technology companies and venture capital funds. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Lexpert® Special Edition — Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Corporate/securities law editor of the Toronto Law Journal and contributing editor of the Merger & Acquisition Journal.