Practises in public and private mergers & acquisitions, securities law, commercial transactions and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the oil & gas sector. Has significant experience in domestic and cross-border joint bidding and co-ownership structures, including partnerships and joint ventures, as well as domestic and international initial public offerings and public and private debt and equity offerings. Practice also covers Canadian and international take-over bids, corporate reorganizations, divestitures and general corporate and commercial law. Corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors on general compliance matters, as well as specific issues arising out of transactions. A frequent speaker at conferences on a variety of business law topics. Recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for corporate/M&A; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities; The Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers; the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; Who's Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets; and Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading mergers & acquisitions lawyers.