79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Practice focuses on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on private asset management, private equity and M&A. Regularly assists clients to establish their asset management programs and platforms. Extensive experience in private equity and private M&A transactions, including investments and exits by private equity funds, pension funds and strategic parties in a wide range of industries. Has been involved with numerous private equity fund formation transactions, acting regularly for pension plans and other institutional investors in their investments into private equity funds. Also experienced with shareholder agreements in complex transactions, including, for example, those between Rogers Communications and BCE in connection with their purchase of a majority stake of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB (Honours), 1994, University of Toronto. BComm (with Distinction), 1991, University of Alberta.
On July 6, 2018, following approvals from the regulatory entities in Chile and Canada, Scotiabank announced the closing of its acquisition of the 68.19-per-cent interest in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Chile (BBVA Chile) owned by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
On May 1, 2018, Scotiabank announced the completion of its $950 million acquisition of Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. to create the third-largest Canadian active asset manager with $166 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2017).