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Year called to bar: 2006 (QC)
Ryan Rabinovitch is a partner in the Tax group. Ryan’s practice deals with all aspects of tax law, with a particular focus on tax planning and tax litigation. Over the years, Ryan has held a variety of positions in the legal profession, from which he has gained broad expertise. He worked as a comparative law clerk for Mr. Aharon Barak, then the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, and served as law clerk to the Honourable Louise Arbour, then a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
On September 14, 2018, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex”), a Canadian leader in the development and operation of renewable energy facilities and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, completed the acquisition of all of the economic interests of Invenergy Renewables, LLC (“Invenergy”) in five wind farms in Québec, for a total cash consideration of approximately $215 million.
On January 16, 2018, Laurentian Bank of Canada (the Bank) completed a public offering of 2,624,300 common shares (the Shares), which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters.
MTY Food Group Inc. (MTY) and Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. (Imvescor) successfully completed their combination to create a leading North American restaurant franchisor. The combination was carried out pursuant to a statutory amalgamation whereby all of the outstanding common shares of Imvescor were acquired by a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of MTY for a consideration having an aggregate value of approximately $247 million that consisted of approximately 20% in cash and approximately 80% in MTY common shares. The shareholders approved the amalgamation at a special meeting held on February 15, 2018, and the transaction closed on March 1, 2018.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd., the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of US$4.9 billion, including certain deferred payments and subject to customary purchase price adjustments.