333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2007
Partner. Practice encompasses all aspects of Canadian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Acts for public and private buyers, sellers, investors, boards of directors, special committees, underwriters, and financial advisors in M&A, corporate finance transactions, and complex reorganizations. Also advises bidders, targets, and shareholders involved in hostile takeover bids, proxy contests, and other contested situations. Recent mandates include Rogers Communications Inc.’s $26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.; Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust’s US $3.1 billion acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust; Onex Corporation’s acquisition of WestJet Airlines Ltd.; and Newmont Mining Corporation in its US$10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp Inc. and subsequent joint venture with Barrick Gold Corporation. Guest lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and frequent speaker and author on corporate and securities law issues. Recognized in Chambers Canada, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada,and Best Lawyers in Canada, and by Lexpert. Honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: LeadingLawyers Under 40in 2019.