199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-2785
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: john.wilkin@blakes.com

John's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for public companies. He regularly advises purchasers, vendors and target companies in connection with public and private mergers & acquisitions transactions, and acts for both issuers and underwriters on public offerings and private placements. He also advises Canadian and international companies on a wide range of corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. John has significant experience in the mining, telecommunications, utilities and financial services sectors, and with issuers listed on multiple exchanges. John practised in the firm's London office for two years, where his practice was exclusively devoted to advising on international mergers & acquisitions, and international equity and debt financings. John has taught a range of international and corporate law subjects at law schools in Canada and the UK, including the University of King's College London School of Law, where he taught private international law. John has written several articles and chapters for publications on M&A, corporate governance and securities law topics.

Year Called to the Bar:1999 (ON)
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