22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Philippe Tardif is a business law partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Philippe's practice focuses on corporate finance, with an emphasis on public and private equity and debt financings, including cross-border financings; mergers and acquisitions involving public companies; and corporate governance matters, including board and special committee advisory roles. His industry experience includes energy and mining. Philippe is recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law). Philippe is recognized for his expertise in his field and was appointed as adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (2013-2015). He is an officer of the International Bar Association Securities Law Committee. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987, obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School (1985) and his HBA in Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario (1982). He is also a member of the Development Cabinet of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.
On May 2, 2018, Aurora Cannabis completed its $1.23 billion (US$950 million) takeover bid for all of the outstanding shares CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. This transaction represents the largest to date (completed) acquisition for the Canadian cannabis sector.
On April 1, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. acquired the business of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. This acquisition more than doubled Corus’ size, creating a combined portfolio of brands that encompass 45 specialty television services, including leading women and lifestyle, kids, family and general entertainment brands; 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; book publishing; and a growing portfolio of digital assets.