Eric Block
Eric Block
(416) 601-7792
(416) 868-0673
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2003 (ON); 1998 (New York)
Partner in the Toronto office with a national practice. Practises product liability, complex-commercial, fraud, oppression, securities, cannabis, employment mischaracterization, and anti-trust/competition litigation with an emphasis on class actions, cross-border disputes, and internal investigations. Known for helping clients prevent and address crises, he has appeared before courts and tribunals at all levels of trial and appeal. Has 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 an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York where he worked on major complex litigations, including the successful commercial arbitration of the world’s largest purchase price dispute. Has written for major publications including 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.
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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.