Robert J. Richardson
Robert J. Richardson
(416) 601-7632
(416) 980-7151
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Mr. Richardson is a partner in the Business Law group, with a practice focused on M&A, corporate governance, and crisis remediation. He acts for public companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, and financial advisors in connection with a broad range of matters, including contested and distressed transactions. During a 30-year career, Mr. Richardson has worked on many prominent transactions, including Canada’s largest successful unsolicited takeover bid, Canada’s largest insolvency restructuring and Canada’s largest equity offering. Prior to rejoining McCarthy Tétrault LLP in 2018, Mr. Richardson was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Canada) at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a managing director at CIBC World Markets Inc., CIBC’s principal investment banking subsidiary. Mr. Richardson also spent a year as special counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission, while on loan from the firm. He is a graduate of Trent University (BA), Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB and LLM) and the Canadian Army’s RESO program is an adjunct professor of Corporate Finance at Osgoode Hall Law School and Western University’s Faculty of Law.
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