199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-2467
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: [email protected]

David is the Practice Group Leader of Blakes Corporate Group in Toronto. He also leads the Firm's Automotive group. David's practice focuses primarily on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate law. David provides strategic advice on many of Canada's largest and most complex asset and share transactions. He has 20 years of experience advising clients on complex regulated transactions. David also regularly advises foreign companies on establishing and structuring their Canadian operations. Recent transactions include advising Simpson Oil Group on the $1.6-billion sale of SOL Investments to Parkland; GMS on its $800-million acquisition of WSB Titan from TorQuest; CI Financial on its $780-million purchase of Sentry Investments; Siemens on its US$200-million purchase of Epocal from Alere; StructureTone on its acquisition of Govan Brown; Frontier Capital on multiple acquisitions and KPS Capital on its US$425-million purchase of TaylorMade Golf from Adidas.

Year Called to the Bar:2000 (ON)
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