Shawn is managing partner of Davies’ Toronto office and heads the firm’s strategic direction. A leading capital markets and M&A lawyer, he has represented issuers and underwriters in many of Canada’s most significant public and private financings. Shawn has extensive expertise in both hostile and negotiated mergers & acquisitions and has acted for acquirers, targets, controlling shareholders and committees of independent directors. He has also advised public companies and institutional investors on corporate governance issues. Shawn has been a member of Davies’ Management Committee since 2007. He is a former lecturer in securities regulation at McGill University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Select Recognition: Expert Guides’ Best of the Best; Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets.