Edward J. Waitzer

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Edward J. Waitzer, Stikeman Elliott LLP
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1B9
Phone: (416) 869-5587
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: ewaitzer@stikeman.com

Edward Waitzer is a senior partner and leader of the Corporate Governance Group. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, as well as advising in respect of various public policy and governance matters. Ed was Chair of Stikeman Elliott from 1999 to 2006. He has served as Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission (and of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions), as Vice President of The Toronto Stock Exchange and, more recently, as Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of legal and public policy issues. He is the former Falconbridge Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is currently a Professor and the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance and Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University. He is an inaugural Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He is a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute. Ed is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; International Financial Law Review’s IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers; among others.

Year Called to the Bar:1978 (ON); 1985 (New York)
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