Donna Shier, BA, LLB, is a Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist in Environmental Law. Donna is environmental counsel to major industrial corporations and a leading expert in contaminated land issues, advising on contaminated site management, remediation, and redevelopment. Corporate, commercial, real estate, and litigation counsel request her assistance with their clients’ environmental legal issues. She helps corporations and directors and officers identify, reduce, and manage environmental risk and liability exposures, including risks associated with the purchase and sale of contaminated land and other corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions. She assists with pre-purchase environmental due diligence and compliance. Donna is selected annually for The Best Lawyers in Canada in environmental law and is named The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 “Lawyer of the Year”—Toronto Environmental Law. Donna is ranked as a Global Leader in Who's Who Legal: Environment and ranked as a National Leader in Who's Who LegalCanada: Environment. Willms & Shier is named "Law Firm of the Year" in Environmental Law in The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2021 Edition!
On December 29, 2019, CPF Canada Holdings Corp. (“CPF”), a subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl, Thailand’s largest agriculture conglomerate, acquired all of the shares of HyLife Investments Ltd. (“HIL”) for CAD$498,000,000.
On August 9, 2019, LGC Standards Canada Limited (“LGC”), a subsidiary of LGC Limited and a portfolio company of KKR & Co. Inc., acquired a majority stake in Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. (“TRC”) and Synfine Research Limited. Financial terms of the investment were not publicly disclosed.