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John W. Leopold

Stikeman Elliott LLP

John W. Leopold, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and past co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practice focuses primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, with a broad and vast experience on cross-border transactions. Ranked in Chambers Canada 2018 as band 1 leading lawyer in corporate/commercial and is described by a client as "one of finest M & A and general business lawyers I have worked with". Repeatedly recognized nationally as one of Canada’s elite practitioners in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Named Montréal Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 and recognized in its 2018 edition in corporate, M&A and securities. Recent mandates include: Vail Resorts’ $1.4B acquisition of TSX listed Whistler Blackcomb Holdings; JC Flowers & Co. LLC and Värde in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada Inc.; Sale of Altasciences to Audax Group; Pixelworks Inc. acquisition of TSX listedViXS System Inc; sale of Toronto Sheraton Center to Brookfield; BWX Technologies’ acquisition of GE / Hitachi Nuclear Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC
Phone: (514) 397-3111
Fax: (514) 397-3422
E-mail: jleopold@stikeman.com

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  • Jan 31, 2017
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  • Oct 19, 2015
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  • Jun 12, 2015
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  • May 29, 2015
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  • Apr 06, 2015
    Glimmers of hope have begun to shine a light on Canada’s diverse private-equity market as it steadily gains strength
  • Jan 05, 2015
    Last year saw a continuing trend towards deals involving regulatory approvals, as the evolution of Canadian policies on “Canadian content” is likely to continue into the future