John Ciardullo is a partner and Head of the Corporate Group in the Toronto office, and is the former Head of the Capital Markets and Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and securities transactions with particular emphasis on complex merger and acquisitions transactions, proxy contests/contested meetings and corporate finance transactions. In this context, he counsels clients on a wide variety of matters including transaction structuring, acquisition and defense strategy and compliance with fiduciary duties, as well as other relevant aspects of applicable law. John is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, among others. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.