Partner and Chair of Corporate Department. Former Head of M&A Group. Represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, boards and financial advisors in take-over bids, proxy contests, joint ventures, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. Recent mandates include counsel to Constellation Brands in its strategic investments in Canopy Growth and in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Blackstone in its acquisition of Pure Industrial; South32 in its acquisition of Arizona Mining; Vector Capital in the sale of 20-20 Technologies to Golden Gate Capital. Admitted to Ontario Bar (1998); JD from Western University Faculty of Law (1996), BES from University of Waterloo (1993).