181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006
Gerald (J.R.) Beaudrie is a partner in McMillan’s Business Law group. J.R.’s well-rounded business practice enables him to provide effective representation to clients dealing with the complex set of laws and regulations affecting their businesses, across various industries, including technology, manufacturing, distribution and professional services. His practice is primarily focused on corporate and commercial matters, including mergers & acquisitions, business structuring and organization, restructurings and reorganizations, the preparation and negotiation of complex commercial agreements and corporate documents, corporate governance and corporate finance. J.R. regularly advises international businesses in connection with establishing a Canadian presence and with their ongoing operations in Canada. In addition to his Canadian LLB degree, J.R. also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an American JD degree.
On July 2, 2015, Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc., operating as “Mobilicity”, was acquired by an affiliate of Rogers Communications Inc. in a transaction valued at $465 million. Mobilicity, a Canadian wireless telecommunications carrier, commenced creditor protection proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in September 2013. The transaction offered significant value to Mobilicity’s creditors and allowed Mobilicity to emerge from creditor protection as a going concern. The transaction ensures certainty of service for Mobilicity customers on the Rogers network and also results in Rogers gaining significant spectrum capacity in new markets which provides faster speeds and better quality for all Rogers customers. The transaction was subject to government and court approvals and was completed on July 2, 2015.
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, Manulife Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Partners, among others, teamed up to acquire the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd. The acquisition, the amount of which was undisclosed, was effected through a newly-formed limited partnership, English Bay Batter L.P.