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Year called to bar: 2006 (ON)
Head of Goodmans LLP's Competition and Foreign Investment Group. Provides strategic advice on all aspects of Canadian competition law, particularly with respect to complex mergers (including in regulated industries and mergers involving multi-jurisdictional review). Also advises on behavioral matters under Canadian competition law and mergers subject to the Investment Canada Act. Has particular expertise translating the international competition law developments into strategic advantages for clients in Canada. International knowledge originates from practicing with a leading international law firm in Brussels. Notable mergers where David led the effort to secure competition law and other regulatory approvals for purchasers include Rogers/Shaw and WestJet/Sunwing. In 2020, was the only Canadian named in Global Competition Review’s 40 under 40 and was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2019. Also recognized by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Lexpert and the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. Adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and served as chair of several committees of the CBA’s National Competition Law Section.
On December 15th, 2019, Cineplex Inc. signed an arrangement agreement with Cineworld Group, plc, pursuant to which Cineworld Group will acquire Cineplex shares for C$34 per share for a total transaction value of approximately C$2.8 billion.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million
Element Financial Corporation (TSX: EFN) completed its largest acquisition to date with the $570-million purchase of the assets comprising GE Canada's fleet leasing business. GE Canada's fleet vehicle portfolio consists of 650 regionally diversified customers and integrated fleet management services for vehicle and light and medium truck financings. As part of the acquisition, Element also entered into a strategic alliance agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services in the US pursuant to which the companies will collaborate primarily on the pursuit of Canadian/US cross-border fleet management opportunities.