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Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Partner and past co-chair of the Corporate Securities Group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Former general counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission and past chair of its Securities Advisory Committee and member of its Enforcement Advisory Committee. Practice focuses on corporate and securities law in Canada and internationally, as well as advice to entrepreneurial families on strategic and structural matters. Engaged frequently on transformative initiatives – including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and related financings – by Canadian and international entities and their boards, special committees and advisors. Regularly advises on governance of public entities in the context of ongoing operations, strategic initiatives, investigations and dissident shareholder activities. Represented OSC staff and principals in regulatory proceedings. Recognized in Canada and globally by publications including by Chambers, Euromoney, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, including as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals worldwide in Corporate Governance and as a “thought leader” in M&A and Corporate Governance. Appointed in 2016 as an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.
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.