Court-room lawyer practicing trial, arbitration, and appellate litigation. Experience as lead counsel in complex commercial litigation (fraud, oppression, securities, shareholder disputes, family business disputes, cannabis, environmental, and internal investigations) and in class actions (employment mischaracterization, product liability, agri-business, and anti-trust/competition). Co-led the class action team on behalf of First Nations suing Canada to remedy poor state of water infrastructure, resulting in historic settlement. Helps clients prevent and mitigate crises. Has appeared before courts and tribunals at all levels of trial and appeal. Acted on some of Canada’s most significant takeover litigations and has set precedents in class action litigation regarding third-party financing and economic loss. Formerly a litigation associate at Paul Weiss in New York, has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Jerusalem Post. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1998 and the Ontario Bar in 2003, he graduated from the law faculties of the Universities of Oxford and Chicago. Prior to law school, held a Guy Drummond Fellowship at Sciences Po (Paris) and McGill.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) (Enbridge) completed its stock-for-stock transaction with Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) (Spectra Energy), creating North America’s largest energy infrastructure company with an enterprise value of approximately $165 billion. The transaction valued Spectra Energy’s common stock at approximately $37 billion and is the largest foreign acquisition ever completed by a Canadian company.