John W. Leopold

Stikeman Elliott LLP

1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC H3B 3V2
Phone: (514) 397-3111
Fax: (514) 397-3422

Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and past co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practising primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, focusing on cross-border transactions. Named Montréal Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017. Listed in Chambers Canada 2017 as a Band 1 leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec; Chambers Global 2016 in the corporate and M&A sector and described by peers as “a great M&A lawyer”; Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017; The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in corporate, M&A and securities; and the 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in M&A. Named one of the "30 Most Influential Private Equity Attorneys in the World” by Private Equity International, October 2006. Recent mandates include: an investor group in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada; Vail Resorts’s $1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb; Canadian counsel to Marriott in its US$12.2B acquisition of Starwood; BWXT Canada’s acquisition of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Lydall in its acquisition of Texel Technical Materials; and Maxi Canada in its sale to Altamont Partners.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
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