John A. Black is a partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP based in Toronto and co-Chair of the Firm’s investment funds and asset management practice. John’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities regulatory matters, investment funds, asset management and mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, particularly in the financial services industry. John has assisted fund managers, pension funds and other institutional investors with various matters relating to exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and managed account arrangements, including fund formations, significant investments, portfolio management compliance matters and investment management, trust, securities lending and custodial agreements. John has acted for issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of matters, including domestic and cross-border initial public offerings and new issues. He has considerable experience advising portfolio managers, dealers and fund managers on the compliance obligations of Canada’s registration rules that impact their businesses.