199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001
Markus Viirland is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP and regularly acts on transactions involving participants in the mining sector. His practice is focused on international and Canadian domestic merger & acquisition transactions. He acts for offerors and targets on negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, as well as purchasers and vendors in connection with asset and share purchase transactions. He advises on a wide range of securities compliance, governance and general corporate and commercial matters. He has an active capital markets practice, acting for issuers, investors and dealers, with a particular emphasis on private investments in public equities (PIPEs), cross-border offerings and structured finance. In addition, he acts for issuers in connection with their Canadian stock exchange listings.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.