John W. Leopold

Stikeman Elliott LLP

1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC H3B 3V2
Phone: (514) 397-3111
Fax: (514) 397-3422

Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and past co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practice focuses primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, with a broad and vast experience on cross-border transactions. Ranked in Chambers Canada 2018 as band 1 leading lawyer in corporate/commercial and is described by a client as "one of finest M & A and general business lawyers I have worked with". Repeatedly recognized nationally as one of Canada’s elite practitioners in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Named Montréal Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 and recognized in its 2018 edition in corporate, M&A and securities. Recent mandates include: Vail Resorts’ $1.4B acquisition of TSX listed Whistler Blackcomb Holdings; JC Flowers & Co. LLC and Värde in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada Inc.; Sale of Altasciences to Audax Group; Pixelworks Inc. acquisition of TSX listedViXS System Inc; sale of Toronto Sheraton Center to Brookfield; BWX Technologies’ acquisition of GE / Hitachi Nuclear Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1980 (QC)
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