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Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Partner, past Co-Chair of the Corporate/Securities Group, and member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. Advises Canadian and international clients on M&A, strategic relationships, financings, dissident shareholder activities, governance, and regulatory matters and investigations. Also advises entrepreneurial families and their family offices on strategic and structural matters. Former Ontario Securities Commission General Counsel. Past Chair, OSC Securities Advisory Committee, and past member, OSC Enforcement Advisory Committee. Clients include Canadian and internationally listed public companies, family offices, pension funds and private equity investors including Ontario Teachers’, and various investment banks. Represented OSC staff and market participants in enforcement and transactional regulatory proceedings. Regularly recognized as one of the most highly regarded legal advisors in M&A, corporate governance, corporate finance and capital markets, mining, and private equity by publications including Lexpert®, Chambers, Euromoney, IFLR, The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Appointed as an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University in 2016.
On April 1, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. acquired the business of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. This acquisition more than doubled Corus’ size, creating a combined portfolio of brands that encompass 45 specialty television services, including leading women and lifestyle, kids, family and general entertainment brands; 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; book publishing; and a growing portfolio of digital assets.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“First Quantum” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary FQM (Akubra) Inc. (together, the “Offeror”) announced that, as of 5:00 p.m. EST on April 1, 2013, a total of 65,206,044 common shares of Inmet Mining Corporation (“Inmet”), representing 92.74 per cent of the outstanding Inmet shares (on a fully diluted basis), had been validly tendered to the Offeror's offer (the “Offer”) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Inmet.