Richard A. Wagner
Richard A. Wagner
(613) 780-8632
(613) 230-5459
45 O'Connor St, Suite 1500, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
Mr. Wagner focuses on Canadian federal administrative and regulatory laws that affect business, with particular emphasis on international trade law, competition/antitrust law and government procurement/anti-corruption law. His international trade law experience includes advising and representing clients in matters regarding the import and export of goods and services, trade remedies and recourse under trade treaties. His competition/antitrust law experience includes M&A, reviewable practices such as refusal to deal and abuse of dominant position, criminal and civil conspiracy, bid-rigging and restraint of trade issues. His government procurement law experience includes advising clients on structuring government contracts, contract tender issues and procedures, lobbying, and ethics and anti-corruption laws and issues. He advises clients in negotiations with government departments and agencies, and in regard to bid challenges and anti-corruption investigations and proceedings. He advises clients regarding trade, competition/antitrust, procurement and anti-corruption matters before government departments and authorities, various tribunals and the courts. He is recognized by several major directories such as Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal.
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Morgan Stanley completed the acquisition of Solium Capital Inc., a leading global provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, headquartered in Calgary, for $1.1 billion.
On February 11, 2016, Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) closed the previously announced acquisition by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a US$1.5 billion convertible share investment in Bombardier Transportation’s newly-created holding company, Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK Ltd. (BT Holdco), which, following the completion of the previously-announced corporate reorganization, owns all of the assets of Bombardier’s Transportation business segment.
The sale to Renaud-Bray of the retail operations of Archambault Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, closed on September 27, 2015. The transaction involves 14 Archambault stores, archambault.ca and the English-language Paragraphe bookstore.
On July 8, 2015, TPG Capital LP (TPG), a global private investment firm, acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil (Cirque), Canada’s iconic entertainment company, for an undisclosed amount. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec along with Fosun Capital Group, one of China’s leading privately-owned investment groups, also acquired a minority stake in Cirque. In addition, Mitch Garber, Chair of the Cirque Board, Claridge, Stephen Bronfman’s family investment arm, and Cirque President and CEO Daniel Lamarre acquired ownership stakes.
SNC-Lavalin announced that it had reached financial close on the sale of its 100-per cent interest in AltaLink, Alberta's largest regulated energy transmission company, to Berkshire Hathaway Energy (Berkshire). This follows the receipt of regulatory approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission and approvals pursuant to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act. Based on the terms of the agreement, the transaction values AltaLink at approximately $7.2 billion and will result in gross proceeds to SNC-Lavalin of approximately $3.1 billion.
SNC-Lavalin (GB) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, acquired the entire share capital of Kentz Corporation Ltd. SNC-Lavalin paid £9.35 ($17.13) per share for a total purchase price of approximately £1.2 billion ($2.1 billion). Kentz shareholders voted in favour of SNC-Lavalin’s offer at a meeting convened by order of the Court and an Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting, both held on August 11, 2014.