22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Senior counsel and internationally recognized securities lawyer. Member of the Legal Practice Division Council of the International Bar Association, liaison officer for its Financial Services and Agricultural Law Sections, and former co-Chair of its Securities Law Committee. Former member of the Securities Advisory Committee, Ontario Securities Commission. Practises corporate finance & securities, mergers & acquisitions, hedge, private equity, and venture capital investment funds, fund mergers, technology, climate change, and inbound investment. Advises a broad range of Canadian and international clients on new issues, stock exchange listings, private placements, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate governance, and corporate commercial matters. Chair and Director, SOS Children’s Villages Canada. Co-founder, Toronto Biotechnology Initiative (now Life Sciences Ontario). Officer and director of numerous business corporations. Author and speaker. LLB, University of Toronto. Called to Ontario Bar, 1981. Solicitor (not practising) in England and Wales, 1996.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Sunovion”) completed the acquisition of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. (“Cynapsus”) by way of plan of arrangement for approximately $841 million. The acquisition is aligned with Sunovion’s global strategy to expand and diversify its portfolio in key therapeutic areas, including neurology.
VimpelCom Ltd. and its affiliates completed the sale of all of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp., the operator of WIND Mobile, to a consortium of investors. The investor group included West Face Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LG Capital Investors, Serruya Private Equity, Novus Wireless Communications and Globalive Capital, the investment company of WIND Mobile co-founder Anthony Lacavera.