100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1979 (ON)
Jeff is a trial lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator and a partner in Bennett Jones' litigation department. He is a past president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Practising for over 40 years, Jeff has a general domestic, international, and cross-border litigation practice with a focus on business litigation. He has appeared before domestic and international courts and arbitration tribunals and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He is also a member at Arbitration Place and actively serves as a neutral in arbitrations and mediations. Jeff is a regular author, speaker, and panelist. Jeff is recognized as a leading litigation lawyer by numerous legal directories including Lexpert®, Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation; he has been the recipient of various prestigious awards for his excellence in civil litigation, his professionalism and civility, and his contributions to the legal profession.
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.