Bernard Kwasniewski
Bernard Kwasniewski
Counsel at Torys LLP
(416) 865-7390
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Practice focuses on private equity fund formation and investment. Advises sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions—including representing BDC Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Northleaf Capital Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Saskatchewan's Public Employees Benefits Agency. Recent work includes advising Northleaf Capital Partners, HarbourVest Partners and Teralys Capital in investments under Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan. Advises fund sponsors in all aspects of planning, organizing and negotiating US and Canadian private equity funds. Ontario Bar, 1994. New York Bar, 1997. California Bar, 2005. BA, 1986, York University. LLB/MBA (Bronze Medallist), 1992, Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, York University.
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