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Year called to bar: 2002
Drew practises in Osler’s Toronto and Calgary offices. He has a broad-based practice focused on international taxation, including advisory and transactional work. Drew provides ongoing advice to significant Canadian multinational corporations in relation to their international operations, acting as a trusted advisor to clients in the oil & gas, mining, energy, real estate, private equity, and financial services sectors. Drew advises sophisticated Canadian and foreign clients on complex cross-border M&A, financing, and corporate reorganization & restructuring transactions. Drew also acts as a subject-matter expert in relation to tax dispute matters in the international tax area. Drew is a frequent speaker and writer on international tax matters, and he is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, teaching international taxation.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...