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Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
James Douglas is a senior counsel in the BLG Toronto office, the national leader of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, and co-Chair of the firm's Investigations and White Collar Defence Practice Group. Extensive experience in general commercial litigation and securities litigation, including shareholder disputes, mergers & acquisitions litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings and prosecutions, and related internal investigations. Appears regularly as counsel before all levels of courts, the Ontario Securities Commission, and other securities industry regulatory bodies. Former senior investigation counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission. Frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to securities litigation and regulation, shareholders’ rights, and broker liability. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Securities Law). Recognized in Chambers Canada. Also recognized in Benchmark Canada (Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Securities). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
On June 18, 2015, Alltech, Inc. completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Ridley Inc., by way of a plan of arrangement, for approximately $521 million. Before its acquisition, Ridley was publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and was one of the largest commercial animal nutrition businesses in North America. With the completion of the acquisition, the combined company is a global leader is animal health and nutrition with annual revenues in excess of US$1.6 billion and a presence in 128 countries with 77 manufacturing facilities and approximately 4,200 employees globally.