Eliot N. Kolers
Eliot N. Kolers
(416) 869-5637
(416) 947-0866
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Eliot Kolers is Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and a member of the Management Committee and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee in the Toronto office. His practice concentrates on corporate commercial litigation, securities litigation, and competition litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of complex cases, including many expedited litigation matters in relation to contested corporate transactions. Eliot has defended class actions involving competition law, securities, and privacy issues, and has represented clients in a broad range of commercial cases involving oppression remedies, proxy contests, take-over bids, shareholder disputes, plans of arrangement, and corporate governance matters. He regularly appears before the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Eliot’s competition litigation experience relates to class actions, criminal matters, and contested proceedings before the Competition Tribunal. His competition law cases have involved allegations of anti-competitive conduct concerning the manufacture and sale of various products, among them automotive parts, DRAM computer chips, liquid crystal display panels, polyurethane foam, and bread.
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On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On November 1, 2017, The Washington Cos. (Washington), a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis R. Washington, completed its acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corp. (Dominion) for approximately $1.5 billion.
Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Toronto-based DH Corp. (TSX: DH) (“D+H”), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, by way of a plan of arrangement for $25.50 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.8 billion, including the assumption of D+H’s debt.
On February 7, 2017, Trilogy International Partners Inc. (formerly Alignvest Acquisition Corporation) (TSX:AQX.A)(TSX:AQX.WT) (“Trilogy”) completed its qualifying acquisition under which Trilogy effected a business combination with Trilogy International Partners LLC by way of a court approved plan of arrangement.
On January 15, 2016, Sprott Asset Management completed its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over $1 billion.
Sterigenics International LLC, a sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois, acquired Nordion Inc., a provider of products and services to the global health science market.
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