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Desmond co-leads Osler’s corporate finance and securities practice. He is responsible for the origination and execution of equity and debt financing transactions, and has acted on numerous initial public offerings, new issues, secondary offerings and private placements for issuers primarily in the diversified, financial services, healthcare, mining, power and utilities and real estate industries. He has extensive experience advising investment banking clients on a variety of day-to-day issues, including trading questions and regulatory matters, and has also served as the corporate secretary of a TSX-listed issuer. Desmond has a Bachelor of Science degree in geological sciences and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.

Year Called to the Bar:1998 (ON)
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 862-5945
Fax: (416) 862-6666
E-mail: dlee@osler.com

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