333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1982 (ON)
Partner. Practice includes corporate-commercial litigation, class actions, and electricity law and regulation. Corporate-commercial litigation practice encompasses all manner of business disputes with a focus on corporate governance, corporate finance, securities, financial services, and restructuring and insolvency. Class action practice includes securities, product liability, and environmental claims. Also carries on a substantial electricity and regulatory practice, regularly representing clients in the electricity sector before the Ontario Energy Board and the courts. Has appeared at all levels of the Ontario and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, before the courts of several other provinces, and before various administrative tribunals. Has represented many Fortune 500 companies and has been lead counsel on a number of high-profile domestic and cross-border cases. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former director and Past President of The Advocates' Society. Frequent speaker and CLE instructor. Recommended counsel in numerous directories including: Chambers, Lexpert®, Euromoney, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and Benchmark Canada. Named Canada’s 2013 Energy/Resource Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada.
Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) completed its acquisition of all outstanding common shares of InterOil Corporation (InterOil) on February 22, 2017. InterOil’s assets include the Elk-Antelope gas fields in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea and exploration licenses covering about 16,000 square kilometers in Papua New Guinea.
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.