181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988
Paul provides trusted counsel in virtually every area of public markets. His expertise includes advising on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border securities and business law matters, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, corporate governance, and corporate finance. Paul has taken on countless leading roles advising on the purchase and/or sale of numerous businesses (both public and private) and capital raising for public and private domestic and foreign companies across key industry sectors, such as financial services, technology, natural resources, agriculture, and manufacturing. In addition, Paul is also highly esteemed for (successfully and impactfully) advising on some of Canada’s highest profile proxy contests and precedent-setting contested transactions and is known as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in this area. Previously, Paul was elected to serve as a director of ten public companies, including being chairperson and a member of the audit, corporate governance, and special committees. Paul is also a prolific author and speaker in the areas of securities law and corporate governance. Recently, Paul was named McMillan’s Chair of the Board of Partners.
On June 22, 2015, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL), through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all of the common shares of Allana Potash Corp. (Allana) (a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of potash assets with its principal asset being the Danakhil potash project in Ethiopia) it did not own. The transaction was valued approximately $164 million and was completed, pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act</i> (Ontario), for cash and securities of ICL.