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William J. Braithwaite

Stikeman Elliott LLP

William J. Braithwaite, Stikeman Elliott LLP

William Braithwaite is a partner of the firm and a member of the Executive Committee and Partnership Board of Stikeman Elliott. He practises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, and represents a wide range of corporations, boards of directors, bankers and institutional shareholders, and advises governments and regulatory authorities on policy and other initiatives. He is recognized by Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in corporate/M&A and by Chambers Canada in Ontario - corporate/commercial, International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and Legal 500 Canada for corporate and M&A law, the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada in corporate, M&A, and securities law. Clients have described Bill as "One of the captains and commanders of deals – he can manage a team on a deal like very few can...” Bill is a past Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission, a current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computershare Trust Company of Canada, and was a founding special lecturer in Osgoode Hall’s part-time securities LLM program.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 869-5654
Fax: (416) 947-0866
E-mail: wbraithwaite@stikeman.com

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