John Richard Laffin
John Richard Laffin
(416) 869-5289
(416) 947-0866
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2010 (ON)
J.R. Laffin is a partner who practises securities and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on public and private mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, shareholder activism and corporate finance transactions. He has acted for issuers, private equity funds, boards of directors, special committees, and other transaction participants in numerous M&A transactions, including both friendly and hostile transactions. He also regularly provides advice on corporate governance, general corporate and securities regulatory compliance and exemptive relief matters to various clients, including Canadian and international corporations across a broad range of industries. J.R. is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. J.R. completed a secondment to the Ontario Securities Commission in 2014 where he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Shareholder Rights Team in the Corporate Finance Group and helped develop significant proposed amendments to the Canadian takeover bid regime.
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Corsa Coal Corp. (“Corsa”) completed its acquisition of PBS Coals from OAO Severstal for US$60 million in cash and the assumption of US$60 million of liabilities, as well as its related US$65 million equity private placement financing and US$25 million credit facility. As part of the financing of the transaction, Sprott Resource Corp. (“SRC”) invested US$33.4 million to purchase Corsa shares.