100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1972 (ON)
Partner with extensive experience in project and corporate finance, securities offerings, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, and various other financial transactions. His practice has evolved to include a higher concentration of merger & acquisition work, as well as advising boards of directors and foreign business interests on strategic and other matters. As a participant in the Federal Government’s Securities Market Law Study Group, which published Proposals for a Securities Market Law for Canada in 1979, he wrote about insider trading. Subsequent publications include his keynote address on business restructurings, published as part of the LSO Special Lectures (2004) and an article about takeover bid defences in the Banking and Finance Law Review (2013). Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers; and PLC Which Lawyer?.
In the culmination of a complex cross-border bankruptcy sales and auction process, on February 28, 2017, Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) announced the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. (Sagard) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) for US$575 million, subject to certain adjustments, and the assumption of related operating liabilities.
On June 3, 2015, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited completed an $84-billion reorganization, combination of their respective businesses and spin-off to create two new Hong Kong listed companies. CK Hutchison Holdings Limited became the new listed holding company of the Cheung Kong Group in March 2015 and now holds all of the non-property businesses of the Cheung Kong Group and the Hutchison Group. With the completion of the remaining part of the transaction in June 2015, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited became the new listed holding company which holds the property businesses of the Cheung Kong Group and the Hutchison Group.
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...