50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Manuel Martins is a partner in Gowling WLG Canada’s Waterloo Region Office. He regularly advises owners, investors, and lenders with strategic business guidance and in the preparation and negotiation of complex and unique commercial agreements. Manuel is a past leader and current member of the firm’s Canadian Real Estate Practice Group and the founding editor of the firm’s Real Estate & Urban Development newsletter. His practice is focused on the real estate sector with an emphasis on purchase, sale, leasing, subdivision, condominium, limited partnership structures, and land development transactions. Manuel is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Industry Group and its executive committee. He acts for lenders and borrowers, with an emphasis on commercial financings and secured transactions. Manuel’s practice extends to the area of corporate commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, and asset and share transactions. He has assisted clients in cross-border transactions in various jurisdictions including the UK, US, European Union, Mexico, and China. Manuel is also a past member of Gowling WLG Canada’s Board of Trustees. He has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On August 17, 2016, BWXT Canada Ltd. (“BWXT Canada”), a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT), entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (“GEH-C”) joint venture.