22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Partner and Toronto regional leader of BLG’s Securities & Capital Markets Group. Specializes in securities law and capital markets transactions, including Canadian and cross-border corporate finance transactions and mergers & acquisitions. Also advises on corporate governance matters to issuers and self-regulatory organizations, and acts as advisor to special committees and boards of directors. Editor, Thomson Reuters Ontario Securities Act. Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013–2015). Past member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission and former Chair of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association. LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1985 and HBA (BAdmin), University of Western Ontario, 1982. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.
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.