66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
Randy has national and international experience including: advising Canadian and foreign governments on changes to pension and social security legislation; litigating high-profile pension and benefit matters; merging and dividing pension and other benefit plans; drafting plan documents; devising pension and other employee benefit plan investment structures; and advising on governance matters, including governance and investment policy development. Randy has been a keynote speaker in Canada and in other countries on governance, as well as on ESG and climate change investment factor integration, including at events hosted by the United Nations, the CFA Institute of New York City, the Icelandic Financial Institutions Association, the International Congress of Actuaries, and the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute. Randy brings a practical perspective to fiduciary governance and investment policy development, as he is also a corporate director and a professional trustee of Canada’s largest jointly trusteed Employer Life and Health Trust. He enjoys the highest rankings in many other legal directories, including Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).