100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1979 (ON)
Jeffrey Leon helps clients develop practical approaches to complex, ‘bet-the-company’ business litigation and class actions. He advocates for domestic and cross-border securities, commercial, corporate, product liability, professional negligence, and health care proceedings. Jeff is an Arbitrator and Mediator at Arbitration Place. He has been an active Arbitrator and Mediator of international and domestic disputes. Jeff is cited as a leading Canadian litigator in commercial litigation, class actions, securities litigation and directors' and officers' liability by the independent legal market rankings of Chambers Global, Lexpert, American Lawyer Media, Best Lawyers (including their list of “Bet the Company” litigators), Expert Guides (including their Best of the Best guide), Who’s Who Legal and Benchmark Canada, among others. Other recent awards include the Benchmark (Canada) Hall of Fame Award (2018), Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation (2014), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), The Advocates' Society's Catzman Award for Civility and Professionalism (2010), and the Law Society Medal from the Law Society of Ontario (2005).
On March 31, 2017, Western Potash Corp. (“Western Potash”) completed its corporate restructuring pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) whereby Western Potash became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Resources Corp. (“Western Resources”).
Antofagasta plc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antofagasta Investment Company Limited, acquired Duluth Metals Limited by way of a plan of arrangement at a price of $0.45 per share, for total cash consideration of approximately $52.8 million. Immediately following the acquisition, Antofagasta funded the purchase of $30-million aggregate principal amount convertible debentures, being all of Duluth’s outstanding convertible debentures.