66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Partner, leader of International Trade & Investment Law group. Specializes in enforcement, investigations, disputes, and compliance regarding anti-corruption law and policy, economic sanctions, export controls, defence goods, services, and technology controls, blocking orders (Cuba), government contracts, national security, anti-dumping/countervail/safeguard, customs, tariffs, and border measures. Focuses on rights, obligations, and remedies under international trade and investment agreements, including USMCA, WTO, CETA, and TPP. Represents clients before Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Federal Courts, USMCA Binational Panels, Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada, Controlled Goods Directorate (PSPC), Department of National Defence, Canadian Transportation Agency, and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Author and speaker. Recipient of 2021 Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Award of Excellence in International Law. Ranked in top tiers of national and international legal directories. Past Chair, American Bar Association Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee. Past Chair, Export Committee of IE Canada. Adjunct Professor teaching Anti-Corruption Law & Policy in International Business at the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario. LLM, 1998.
On October 16, 2018, Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners, (collectively, “Brookfield Infrastructure”) completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Enercare Inc. for $29.00 per common share or, in the case of certain electing Canadian resident shareholders, 0.5509 of an exchangeable limited partnership unit (“Exchangeable LP Unit”) for each common share elected. The Exchangeable LP Units are exchangeable, on a one-for-one basis for non-voting limited partnership units of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (“BIP”).
On February 11, 2016, Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) closed the previously announced acquisition by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a US$1.5 billion convertible share investment in Bombardier Transportation’s newly-created holding company, Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK Ltd. (BT Holdco), which, following the completion of the previously-announced corporate reorganization, owns all of the assets of Bombardier’s Transportation business segment.