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Christopher A. Hewat

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Christopher A. Hewat, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Chris is a partner who practises in the areas of securities and business law, with particular focus on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions. Chris has also been involved in the development of securities regulation in Canada, having advised the Ontario Securities Commission in connection with its rules reformulation project, and the Toronto Stock Exchange in its review of rules governing listed companies. His M&A experience includes: the Toronto-Dominion Bank on its acquisition of artificial intelligence firm Layer 6 Inc.; advising the Special Committee of Patheon on its sale to a joint venture established by DSM Pharmaceuticals Products and JLL Partners; The Brick on its sale to Leon’s; TransGlobe Apartment REIT on its acquisition by Starlight Investments and PD Kanco. He also has extensive experience acting for issuers and underwriters in public offerings, including IPOs by Shopify, Capital Power and Aritzia and cross-border offerings by Open Text, CP Rail and Descartes. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 863-2761
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: chris.hewat@blakes.com

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