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Edward J. Waitzer

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Edward J. Waitzer, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Edward Waitzer is a senior partner and Head of the Corporate Governance Group. His practice focuses on complex business transactions and advising clients in respect of various public policy and governance matters. Ed was Chair of the firm from 1999 to 2006. Ed has served as a director of numerous corporations and community organizations, and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of legal and public policy issues. He is also a contributing editor on the advisory boards of various publications. Ed was Chair of the Strategy Working Party, which restructured the International Accounting Standards Board. He also served as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Task Force on Standard Setting, as a public director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as a member of the Independent Review Panel on the Comptrollership Function in Canada, as Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, as Vice-Chair of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) and as President of the Canada-Chile Business Council. Ed is a professor and holds the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law.

Year Called to the Bar:1978 (ON); 1985 (New York)
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 869-5587
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: [email protected]

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