66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (QC); 1996 (ON)
Partner in the Toronto office. Practice covers all aspects of the clearance, acquisition, enforcement, and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, and other intellectual property, with special emphasis on high technology. Experience in the patenting of inventions in the fields of networked communications, business and financial services, software, and other computer technology. Longstanding expertise involving intellectual property and technology transactional support in large-scale mergers, acquisitions, and financing. Experience in intellectual property matters includes advising in respect of the development, preparation, filing, prosecution, and management of originating patent and trademark portfolios having worldwide scope, comprising ongoing enforcement activity and the defence of third-party assertions, related infringement and validity legal opinion work, licensing and standards activity, and general intellectual property counselling. Past President of the Canadian National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and is International Chair of the Information Technology and Internet Standing Committee of that organization. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1987 and the Ontario Bar 1996.
On July 2, 2015, Euronet Worldwide, Inc. a leading electronic payments provider, acquired XE.com Inc., a global leader in digital foreign exchange information.
Euronet will use approximately $60 million from its revolving credit agreement together with about 640,000 Euronet shares and an undisclosed amount of cash to complete the deal. The deal provides Euronet a large Internet presence and user base attuned to foreign currency, while Euronet offers XE breadth and depth in foreign currency products, a strong balance sheet and geographic expansion opportunities.
City Centre Terminal Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI), completed the sale of substantially all of its assets, including the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP (Nieuport), a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors.