Francis J. (Frank) Turner
Francis J. (Frank) Turner
Partner
(403) 260-7017
(403) 260-7024
450 1st St SW, Suite 2500, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON); 2002 (AB)
Frank is Co-Head of Osler’s Asia Pacific initiative and is the former National Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Group and member of its Operations Committee. Frank currently practises from the firm’s Calgary office in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. He routinely advises companies and other enterprises in the resource, financial services, and technology sectors on matters involving acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, governance, and corporate finance. Frank has particular expertise advising clients in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and other parts of the world, including sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises, and public and private companies, on acquisitions and investments in Canada. He is also a practice leader in Osler’s Emerging Companies practice in Calgary. Frank has previously worked in the firm’s New York and Toronto offices and has served on secondment with investment banks in both those cities (Morgan Stanley and BMO Capital Markets).
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